Germany Jendrik Eurovision 2021 First Rehearsal

Germany’s Jendrik has arrived! He’s taken to the Rotterdam Ahoy stage for his first rehearsal of “I Don’t Feel Hate” ahead of Eurovision 2021. Has his message translated to the Eurovision stage? Let’s see…

Germany’s Jendrik “I Don’t Feel Hate” — Eurovision 2021 first rehearsal

Oliver: Jendrik has enough energy to dance for a thousand lifetimes and then some. On stage, the glittery ukulele-wielding German is wearing his pink Marge Simpson blazer and blue trousers. His backing dancers are dressed in pantsuits with a colour blocking design seemingly inspired by Piet Mondrian. The dancer in the middle-finger costume reappears to serve as the antagonist of this visual storyline, though the garment is reshaped slightly and now looks like two fingers — a less profane symbol in the majority of Europe. The backdrop is clever, too. It shows words like “hate”, “ugly” and “loser”, eventually broken apart by huge colour splashes. Vocally, this is decent, although Jendrik got out of breath a couple of times. There’s lots of shouting and chanting during the tap break and it’s perhaps a bit excessive, but still this is well thought-out and makes sense to be over-the-top given the whimsy sentiment of “I Don’t Feel Hate”. Jendrik is obviously very excited to finally be performing at Eurovision and that will only do him favours.

Padraig: Jendrik’s stage outfit will be familiar to those who’ve seen his performances from German TV or the stills of his live-on-tape. The staging is also similar. He’s joined by four women, one of whom is wearing the middle finger costume — which is now a peace sign. The LED is very pop art and includes explosions of colour like in the music video. However, there are no washing machines on stage. Jendrik delivers a spirited performance. It’s very energetic. He’s clearly thrilled to be on the Eurovision stage. On occasion, he’s almost too excited. By the end he’s out of breath and struggling to keep up with the fast pace of the song. However, he boasts buckets of charm, which more than makes up for any shortness of breath.

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What do you think? Did Jendrik live up to your expectations? Let us know in the comments below.

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manuel
manuel
4 months ago

Jendrik is cute, authentic and just a born entertainer. He’s a eurovision fan and has a lot of fun on stage. He doesn’t mock the competition, just because the whole performance and song sparks JOY and crazyness doesn’t mean he doesn’t take it serious. It’s something different and definitely much better than SISTERS (*cringe*) and some other german contestants. Also, it’s refreshing to see something so genuine and fun on stage. Don’t get me wrong, I love all the perfect polished (pop) songs from Malta, Romania, Sweden, Azerbaijan…But what I love about the Contest is the diversity in styles and… Read more »

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
4 months ago

Germany is really brave this year for wanting to send an entertaining entry. Perhaps they’re hoping to be like Iceland’s Pollaponk or Stefan Raab 2005?

Stian F
Stian F
4 months ago

This is what 2021 needs now! Love everything about it. And if there is a surprise climber this year in the way of Poland 2016, Moldova 2017 or Norway 2019, then Germany is the equivalent for 2021. Love it!!!

esc_fl
esc_fl
4 months ago

2019: “I’m sorry, 0 points.”
2021: “I just feel SORRY? You feel so very clever”
Coincidence?

ESC Stan
ESC Stan
4 months ago

Blind chanel: Put your middle fingers up!
Jendrick: No.

T.J.
T.J.
4 months ago

y‘all lack humour that‘s the truth of the matter!

Nils
Nils
4 months ago
Reply to  T.J.

So … which joke am I missing then?

Alex
Alex
4 months ago

I dislike the cringy fingers outfit, they should have used some visuals for that instead of using an outfit!

The song will be liked by many casual viewers of Eurovision who want to have silly fun on the night of the grande final.

Dida
Dida
4 months ago

This is a joke, obviously. And they afford that because they’re automatic qualifiers. Otherwise, if it was a semifinal for them, they wouldn’t have pass it. It’s not fair, other countries are sending good quality songs, their best vocalist, their best packages, and still risk staying in the semifinal, while countries like Germany, Spain or UK are treating the contest like a joke, and being already finalists they afford sending farts… That’s unfair!

Last edited 4 months ago by Dida
Luc
Luc
4 months ago
Reply to  Dida

Indeed, I get that they’re the main sponsors but it’s unfair they automatically qualify when they don’t deserve it musically

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
4 months ago
Reply to  Dida

While I share your sentiments..I have to thumbs you down for assuming that Spain and UK are also treating the contest like a joke..their entries this year are serious!

Love is everywhere
Love is everywhere
4 months ago

Maybe God (is A Woman by Ariana Grande) created hatred for a reason. I do feel the hate after watching this. Manifesting 2019 again

Stian F
Stian F
4 months ago

If you feel hate, then seek help. Hate doesnt get you anywhere.

Jamie
Jamie
4 months ago

I don’t understand why Germans like getting 0 points so much. They were on good track with Ben Dolic… and then ruined it again.

Alex
Alex
4 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

Ben was horrible in that live show.

Jamie
Jamie
4 months ago
Reply to  Alex

He was cute though

Stian F
Stian F
4 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

What? Jendrik is damn cuter than Ben was!!! But i agree that Ben’s song was better than Jendrik’s.

forrest Dezso
forrest Dezso
4 months ago

I LOVE THIS SONG AND PERFORMANCE! I have a bit of bias because i interviewed Jendrik but i love this! this will probably recieve the Barbara Dex award though,

WhiteSox
WhiteSox
4 months ago

Oh my……. 🙁

Dida
Dida
4 months ago

Germany is a total joke this year. But not the kind of a good joke…

Nils
Nils
4 months ago

He’s too out of breath to sing a song most people despise? Sounds like good news to me.

Candy
Candy
4 months ago

I don’t feel hate! I just feel so so sorry.

Nils
Nils
4 months ago
Reply to  Candy

I do feel hate for that song. And I don’t feel sorry.

Jimmy Smit
4 months ago
Reply to  Nils

What’s your view on dalmatians?

Jimmy Smit
4 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

😛

Jimmy Smit
4 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

Good.

Nils
Nils
4 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

Well, since this is my country’s entry, I think I have the right to complain about this ‘effort’.

And while ‘Perfect Life’ and ‘Sister’ were just ordinary bad songs that made me cringe, everything about Jendrik’s entry makes me really aggressive.

Also … with lyrics like these, he had it coming, right?

gurki loko
gurki loko
4 months ago

I actually don’t mind him in small doses and the song does get stuck in head. I think it may do way better than people think, cause we don’t vote against, but for.

Chris
Chris
4 months ago

Germany is such a weird case. One year they bring something wonderful the next something bad etc. But this year I think there are worse entries than this.

Jake
Jake
4 months ago

Why does Finland get told not to put up their middle fingers and Germany has a costume of a middle finger and it’s allowed on stage? This is might pick up televotes from Eurovision hate-watchers, but juries will want no part of it.

gurki loko
gurki loko
4 months ago
Reply to  Jake

They turned it into a peace sign.

Ana
Ana
4 months ago

So after the “I’m sorry, 0 points” the Germans were like “Lets do it again”!!

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

Though this obviously needed to be colorful and flashy, my favorite part are the black and white graphics, they look cool. This entry is definitely not my thing, but I assume for those that like it, this will be enough to get them behind it.

Jimmy Smit
4 months ago

Jendrik is adorable, and his energy is a credit to him – but it beggars belief that this was selected over as many established artists as the German delegation suggested, and no wonder there’s rising scepticism of ‘expert panels’ [in Europe] when this is what an expert panel chose as ‘the best thing Germany has ever sent to Eurovision’. The amateurish quality of Jendrik’s audition, which may have charmed the panel, doesn’t appear to have been upscaled for the Eurovision stage, and that’s disappointing.

Last edited 4 months ago by Jimmy Smit
yeahyeahfire
yeahyeahfire
4 months ago

Well..we all know that this is not going to be top10…that’s a lot of colors and at least i got a smile on my face in all of his performance….he is so charismatic

Una
Una
4 months ago

Dumb and cartoonish but it should score better in the televote than Germany 2019. An impressive result coming from an influencer. No shade on Jendrik, I promise.
The entry is comical and unpretentious and they know it. More genuine and authentic than pretentious **** with a message that no one believes.

Jimmy Smit
4 months ago

I imagine Ann Sophie watching this and feeling a calm sense of relief.

Erasmus
Erasmus
4 months ago

hahaha true..

Colono
Colono
4 months ago

Last place is reserved once again by Deutschland. He is cute af though.

Doris
Doris
4 months ago

100% more authentic than Malta.

finnished
finnished
4 months ago

Yeah i was wrong

Last edited 4 months ago by finnished
Rottendam
Rottendam
4 months ago

The biggest contender for last place out of the automatic qualifiers! This is a mess Germany, WTH!

Rottendam
Rottendam
4 months ago
Reply to  Rottendam

The German fans are rattled I see

Sot
Sot
4 months ago

Here before the snippet and I’m expecting a lot of colours, I hope I’m not wrong!

Sot
Sot
4 months ago
Reply to  Sot

Well I was not wrong… Weirdly, that was enjoyable! Expecting somewhere between 13th and 24th