Here at wiwibloggs, we like the colour pink, so we’re tickled pink to see it being used in so many staging concepts this year. The 80s is back and many delegations have taken inspiration from the mid-1980s style of neon lights, lasers and bold pink and teal colour palattes. But which 80s-inspired staging do you like the best?

Check out the preview clips of the acts with 1980s-inspired staging and vote for your favourites. As always, you can vote for as many acts as you like, but you can only vote once — so choose carefully!

Azerbaijan: Efendi – “Mata Hari”

Efendi and her dancers wore black costumes as they danced in front of a pink and teal background.

Croatia: Albina – “Tick-Tock”

Albina wore silver and crystals, while her dancers accessorised with harness styles. Their LED wall had neon-inspired pink-toned graphics.

Denmark: Fyr & Flamme – “Øve os på hinanden”

Fyr & Flamme took inspiration from their teal guitar and vintage pink jacket. The LEDs were themed in similar colours.

Greece: Stefania – “Last Dance”

Stefania went for purple with her costumes, but her background graphics included plenty of moody pinks with blue lines.

Iceland: Daði og Gagnamagnið – “10 Years”

Daði og Gagnamagnið included graphics from their video game and moody night sky scenes — but there was still room for some 80s-inspired colours.

Israel: Eden Alene – “Set Me Free”

Eden delivered two costumes in silver and black, and she stood out against background graphics of pinks and teals.

Lithuania: The Roop – “Discoteque”

While The Roop were resplendant in yellow, they performed against high-contrast background graphics featuring lots of purple and 80s postmodern styles.

Malta: Destiny – “Je me casse”

Destiny was pretty in pink, along with her dancers. As well as representing rose in her costume, Destiny also performed in front of pink graphics.

Moldova: Natalia Gordienko – “Sugar”

Natalia worked a silver outfit, with her dancers in black. Her sweet staging was presented in pink accented neon grids.

Poland: Rafał – “The Ride”

While Rafał wears black and his dancers are in white, they perform in front of busy graphics include 80s-style grid lines.

Who has the best 80s-inspired staging concept in the Eurovision 2021 semi-finals?

Read more Eurovision 2021 rehearsal news here

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T.J.
T.J.
5 months ago

People seem to not even read the question of the poll. Croatia, Lithuania, Greece and Iceland have nothing to do with 80s stying. why are they even in this list! ridiculous!

Marti
Marti
5 months ago

Albina started it all at Dora! Other are copycats (:

Hila
Hila
5 months ago

I don’t get all the down voting … I think it’s hilarious ?

Jamie
Jamie
5 months ago

Lithuania. Most tasteful 80s staging.

Richy
Richy
5 months ago

Is that even a question? EDEN ALENE OF COURSE

Anhel
Anhel
5 months ago

I’d say Lithuania, Denmark and Iceland, because it fits their style and vibe the best.

EProduc
EProduc
5 months ago

Am I the only one who thinks the green and pink doesn’t fit Azerbaijan’s staging? I was expecting some ethnic gold and yellow colors and visuals from Efendi as she’s from the land of fire and because of it worked well in the music video… Why pink ?

Iris
Iris
5 months ago

Croatia has gone into the future with this

Dida
Dida
5 months ago

Moldova and Malta have the best Pink

Carl
Carl
5 months ago

For those who were pleased to read all the negative feedback about Destiny’s first rehearsal, Destiny may in fact change her outfit. On a Facebook/Instagram post she clearly referred to the dress as ‘the dress [she] wore in the First Rehearsal’ with ‘first rehearsal’ in bold. I guess we’ll have to wait till tomorrow to find out.

Last edited 5 months ago by Carl
Sonam
Sonam
5 months ago
Reply to  Carl

I’ve noticed that too. Fingers crossed?

Carl
Carl
5 months ago
Reply to  Sonam

I didn’t mind the dress tbh, but reading through the comments it got me thinking that they may have opted for a nicer dress. Not because she’s showing skin .. not at all, cos that’s what the song’s about but that dress wouldn’t look good on anyone to be fair. I’m sure she can be dressed as the queen that she is!

Hélène
Hélène
5 months ago
Reply to  Carl

That would be to give in. To lay down to criticism a giant her look and to contradict herself and the song. She has stated that she likes it. If she changes the dress she is not as head strong as the lyrics of her song.

Carl
Carl
5 months ago
Reply to  Hélène

Hold on! She said the correct thing that she liked her dress… HOWEVER, changing her outfit doesn’t mean she’s giving in. I’m sure they have other outfits and not just one irrespective of the feedback she received. Saying that she likes it doesn’t mean she has to strictly dress what we saw in the first rehearsal! I like dozens of outfits, but I don’t wear the same one each time. She likes it, but she likes other outfits lol In 2019, Michela and her dancers changed outfits from the first to the second rehearsal. These are rehearsals after all. Just… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by Carl
KuhKatz
KuhKatz
5 months ago

Counting the whole package, there is only Denmark that truly gives me 80‘s vibe for everything.

Una
Una
5 months ago

“The 80s staging” coupled with “purple, pink and teal” is confusing. Were these colours popular in the 80s??
I have 80s aesthetic vibe only about Denmark and Greece. Fashion-wise I think Denmark is the most genuine, followed by Greece.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
5 months ago

I don’t see why is Azerbaijan is in this list. And some others like Croatia, Poland and Moldova seems more 90’s than 80’s to me. Whatever, Denmark has the best and efficient 80’s staging even if I don’t like the song.

Zehra
5 months ago

Because Azerbaycan women strong .undestand

jimmi
jimmi
5 months ago

Denmark and Poland are the most 80es inspired songs. I don´t know why, but I really can´t stand Malta this year. One big mess!

Kosey
Kosey
5 months ago

I am enjoying the flashing lights coming towards you on Denmark’s staging – it feels like you are being transported into a time tunnel, which is very apt for the song.

Nadja
Nadja
5 months ago

Will the Azeris buy a simple win in this poll, or is all of the money going on the votes for tuesday?

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
5 months ago

Wow those bisexual colours are so trendy at this Eurovision

Una
Una
5 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

I had no idea until this edition that “bisexual colours imagery” exists. What’s happening with 2021? PC going OTT? How creative. How offensive though – with the exception of Iceland and “maybe” Israel, the rest of the entries depicted here are all from pretty “conservative” countries. Moderate to quite …

However, I do find that colour scheme less offensive than the “in between” of that entry of 2020. Most people will not know what that combination of colour means. A lot more people would understand English and “gay, straight or inbetween”.

Colin
Colin
5 months ago
Reply to  Una

Denmark is also a pretty liberal country. Besides, I think that the colors are purely coincidental. I mean, there are a lot of eras / products / symbols, and only so many colors. I mean, Malta has almost the same shade of our phone company. But if anyone was actually supportive with this – that’s a nice nod. Thanks. 🙂 As for Cleopatra – I find it just silly. And *very* inaccurate. The baffling part is that Cleopatra VII Ptolemy was an actual person, and by all means straight. So, holding her as a symbol of sexual fluidity might feel… Read more »

Una
Una
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

OMG Colin, I forgot to mention Denmark – the most liberal and progressive of all among other positive characteristics. I have no excuse!! I do understand your point of view re: “Cleopatra” and I think that both of our intepretations of the song are valid. My issue with the “offensive” factor is due to the fact that they used an actual historical figure that is revered for its strength, intelligence (and beauty) and a unique place in history for a tacky mess that was Aze 2020. Guilty pleasure or not. “Cleopatra was a girl like me” is beyond offensive. Who… Read more »

Colin
Colin
5 months ago
Reply to  Una

I get your point. 🙂 I would use the term ”accidentally cringeworthy”. I sadly do enjoy in it, for all the wrong reasons. If I were to seriously dissect Cleopatra (and Mata Hari) for their accuracy to historic women, their significance, personalities, as well as their cultures, I would have a field trip. This way, I just really enjoy how funny they are. Even if admittedly, ”tacky messes”. 😉

Una
Una
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

It’s great that you’re enjoying it 🙂

I don’t have a guilty pleasure yet but I think that “Adrenalina” could fill that space for me if I were to pick just one. What is a Eurovision edition without a guilty pleasure entry for every one of us?

Kas
Kas
5 months ago
Reply to  notyourtoy

It is called unisex !

Colin
Colin
5 months ago

Not all of these stagings feel 80s-inspired to me. Croatia – late 90s / early 2000s Azerbaijan – an “evergreen” when it comes to showcasing Eastern archetypes. Could be 50s, could be today. Israel – I can’t put my finger on the exact era, but it doesn’t give me 80s vibes. Moldova – Also gives me more 2000s vibes. Malta – While the song is totally 1920s, the staging feels more “modern”. …. but if we count it the heavy use of teal and pink as 80s-inspired, then sure, I guess. 😉 That leaves Iceland, Greece, Lithuania, Denmark, and Poland… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by Colin
taco
taco
5 months ago

shoutout to robin bengtsson!