Denmark’s Fyr og Flamme have taken to the Rotterdam Ahoy stage for their first rehearsal of “Øve os på hinanden” at Eurovision 2021. Were we gobbling up this chunk of 1980s nostalgia? Let’s see…
Denmark’s Fyr og Flamme “Øve os på hinanden” — Eurovision 2021 first rehearsal
Oliver: What better way than to close off the day with some more neon? The Danish duo’s staging is a like for like recreation of their Dansk Melodi Grand Prix performance, sans the live orchestra. The LED backdrop is also updated to include zooming triangular shapes, framing the larger stage nicely. Jesper and Laurits are wearing the exact same outfits and they’re delivering irresistible retro energy. An unknown technical issue halted the first run, but the duo’s second and third takes were decent bar some delayed movements from Jesper — during the song’s bridge, he sprinted down the runway for a chaotic dance solo on the satellite stage. This moment felt very rushed but will surely be smoothed out in time. And even with these issues, things look good for Fyr og Flamme. They radiate charisma and the “Soldi” clap moment in the prechorus is certain to get lots of viewers on board. Don’t be surprised if Denmark make it through to the final.
Padraig: Fyr & Flamme take their DMGP staging and performance and plonked them on the Rotterdam stage. Back in the spring, their blue, pink and purple neon aesthetic was a fresh throwback to the 1980s. Sadly, by the time we reach the end of the semi, it feels a bit derivative because so many other acts have since adopted the colour scheme. Life can be so unfair! Nonetheless, this remains a whole load of fun and will certainly be a guilty (and not so guilty) pleasure for many. Many have written this off, which is a dangerous thing to do at Eurovision. This has already topped the charts at home and Europe might just be in the mood for some old-fashioned cheese too.
Reaction to Denmark’s first rehearsal at Eurovision 2021
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Photos: EBU / THOMAS HANSES