Norway’s TIX has taken to the Rotterdam Ahoy stage for his first rehearsal of Eurovision 2021. Did he take us to heaven? Let’s see.
Norway’s TIX “Fallen Angel” — Eurovision 2021 first rehearsal
Oliver: This isn’t quite as impactful as some might have been expecting. But maybe that’s because we’ve seen it before. TIX’s staging is almost a direct cut and paste from Melodi Grand Prix, but with less demon dancers and a slightly different (but equally fabulous) outfit. As well, there’s now a very pretty warm pastel cloud effect that rolls across the LED screens during the final chorus. Vocally, he was on point, if a little hesitant — but that’s to be expected with first run-throughs. The camerawork certainly needs some perfecting to hit TIX from all the right angles during the song’s climax. Very pleasant performance, but nothing remarkable.
Padraig: Like Lithuania and Sweden yesterday, Norway has basically taken its national final staging and ramped it up for the Ahoy stage. In TIX’s case, he’s blinged up his outfit even more… who knew that was possible? Now, beneath his massive faux-fur coat, he’s wearing a bejewelled top and bottoms. Even his handcuffs are glittering. Although, his lucky dice are gone. It all appears to be going very smoothly. The delegation even had time to squeeze in an extra rehearsal during their allotted time.
Reaction to Norway’s first rehearsal at Eurovision 2021
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Photos: EBU / THOMAS HANSES