Iceland and Serbia: Eurovision 2021 Second Rehearsals
Photos: EBU / THOMAS HANNES / ANDRES PUTTING

We’re halfway through day six of Eurovision 2021 rehearsals. The last two acts up for their second rehearsals on the Rotterdam Ahoy stage are the stars from Iceland and Serbia. Will we see any major staging change-ups? Let’s find out…

Second rehearsals at Eurovision 2021: Iceland and Serbia

Iceland’s Daði og Gagnamagnið “10 Years” — Eurovision 2021 second rehearsal

Oliver: Stellar. But are you surprised? Daði og Gagnamagnið’s second rehearsal was just as clean and polished as their first. The only detectable visual change is that the power of the wind machine has been amped up, making the humour in that moment much more blatant. Also, Hulda and Sigrún’s backing vocals are slightly louder in the mix. The whole team is looking and sounding stronger than ever.

 

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Padraig: Iceland is just as quirky and charming as always. It’s got all the fun bits from the first rehearsal – the video game characters, the unicorns, the funny instruments, the false ending… the works. The band rock the geek-chic boy and girl next door aesthetic. Everything is looking very polished, well as polished as you would expect from a group that specialises in having a slightly homemade feel.

 

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Serbia’s Hurricane “Loco Loco” — Eurovision 2021 second rehearsal

Oliver: Hurricane are now done up in full hair and makeup. Their group cohesion is getting stronger, but it’s not perfect yet. The three women take turns singing the “Loco Loco” chorus, but for most of the performance it reads as the Sanja show featuring Ksenija and Ivana as her backup dancers. Still, the staging and choreography embellishes this song well. It’s easily the most energetic dance-pop performance of semi-final two.

 

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Padraig: Hurricane are here to slay! From the opening until the very end, their energy is unrelenting. The bombardment is constant, in the best possible way. Some of the earlier entries might have left audiences sleepy but this will certainly wake everyone up. The three ladies look stunning, now fully made up as they will presumably be in the semi-final. Vocals — amazing. Choreo — on point. It’s the girl band banger we deserve.

 

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Photos: EBU / ANDRES PUTTING / THOMAS HANSES

 

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finvision
finvision
4 months ago

Bookies and fans are so sleeping on Iceland. Last year already showed that Daði appeals massively (!) to the general public. Still, for the average viewer, the novelty and an element of surprise will be present in the grand final. And their whole package seems at least almost as strong as in 2020.

IPA
IPA
4 months ago

Problem with SERBIA is that ist is turning into a playback number. Girls are dancing to their own recording with the one in the middle putting a little bit of vocal on top. For that reason it doesn’t derserve qualififation. ICELAND – just wonderful!

Silverhand
Silverhand
4 months ago

Iceland has a very nice staging. It all looks they are a great team working together. And I love that his song is dedicated to his wife. I love their geek style and their video was great.

The only negative is that the effect of novelty, which was in the past year, has disappeared. But I think that they should rank high

Alex
Alex
4 months ago

Iceland is underrated between fans. Staging is very nerdy and cool and really stands out from the overly produced pop songs with female divas. Iceland will be top 3 in televoting or worst case top 5.

Alex
Alex
4 months ago

the dresses of Huriccane remind me so much of OG3NE!

Anyway, i think the stage is really empty during the Serbian performance. They are awesome and good vocals but it looks empty and it doesn’t stand chances next to bigger performances like Cyprus, Croatia and Malta.

However, it will do well (as usual) in televoting thanks to neighbours and diaspora (Austria, Switzerland, Germany) but it will flop with juries.

Paul
Paul
4 months ago

Sorry, those Serbian girls have nothing to do with music. I would like to advise them to stay at home. Same for Albina of Croatia. Her TickTock is rachter something for JUNIOR Eurovision Song Contest, cause she makes music for children, not for adults.

Steven
Steven
4 months ago
Reply to  Paul

Serbian entry this year is both vocally and choreography-wise stronger than that of some of the bookies’ favorites. 🙂
On the other hand, your comment about Albina’s song is unfortunately as powerful as Georgia’s song this year, as you do not leave any justification behind your claim. Sorry. 🙂

Last edited 4 months ago by Steven
Vladimir P.
Vladimir P.
4 months ago
Reply to  Paul

I wish people would stop saying sorry before making a conscious decision to be mean and offensive – that doesn’t make them nicer.

Leo M
Leo M
4 months ago

Iceland were brilliant, always put a smile on my face
Felt Serbia was a bit disappointing, stage feels very empty. Was expecting something more colourful

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
4 months ago

A lot of contestants this year need at least 5% of energy that Hurricane has.

Last edited 4 months ago by Nobody Important
Jake
Jake
4 months ago

I think Iceland is trolling the rest with their fuchsia open…this is bound to do very very well…I always thought Loco Loco was gonna take the backseat to Moldova–but I actually think Serbia is poised to do better…it just feels more modern and pure Eurovision pop trash in the best possible way.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

Iceland: We barely saw their quirks in motion and this already looks great. Can’t wait to see the whole thing.

Serbia: While other countries with bops are too worried about making everything look slick, they’re focusing on serving us high energy. It’s very effective.

yeahyeahfire
yeahyeahfire
4 months ago

A mini review for these 2 countries

Iceland: Not the best song for me but honestly Daði is so iconic. He and his style standout and in this eurovision whoever is unique will get a good result. 100% going to the top10

Serbia: OMG this performance was everything, the fuego of 2021. These girls really did bring a Hurricane on stage. I wouldn’t mind if this won the whole contest. The song is growing on my like crazy (from my 17 to my 4). Anyways good luck to Serbia!!

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
4 months ago
Reply to  yeahyeahfire

Nice name

Prki
Prki
4 months ago

Serbia are best! ??
? Bravo girls ? ?

Last edited 4 months ago by Prki
Sot
Sot
4 months ago

I genuinely cannot understand who you’re talking about… Croatia?

Una
Una
4 months ago

Awww … things are going well in Iceland. Daði Freyr’s relaxed and happy attitude is better than icecream for the soul. People will *love* their performance. This one could well bring the best or second best result for Iceland in Eurovision!!

Sot
Sot
4 months ago
  1. Iceland (THIS IS ART, Daði’s still rising on my top)
  2. Serbia (Amazing as well but I have to agree with Oliver: the show is all about Sanja)
Steven
Steven
4 months ago
Reply to  Sot

Did you watch the entire performance or just a snippet from the second rehearsal? Based on what I could hear and see during their rehearsal today was that the “show” was not only about Sanja, but also about Ksenia and Ivana. Ksenia and Ivana got some serious tones, which gives a special flavour to the song. I honestly think that Oliver is only trying to kind of prove others that he was not wrong when he gave a 1 to Hurricane’s ‘Loco loco.’

Sot
Sot
4 months ago
Reply to  Steven

You’re actually right, my comment was based on the snippet but I didn’t remember Oliver rating Hurricane 1, thanks for reminding me that!

OberonYronwood
OberonYronwood
4 months ago

I must admit I’m not the biggest fun of the Icelandic entry and yet, I’ve seen their video at least 5 times, it really grabs you in doesn’t it? Looks absolutely gorgeous

I honestly have NO who is gonna qualify let alone who is gonna win and I LOVE it

Fun or ban?
Fun or ban?
4 months ago

Iceland? I would not vote for the most antisemitic country from Europe.

Sot
Sot
4 months ago
Reply to  Fun or ban?

…What? Why? Huh?

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago

There is nothing I like about Serbia this year!

Roelof M
Roelof M
4 months ago

Kinda cheap from Iceland to only show the first part XD, but jokes aside it looks great and they are a very safe bet for the top 10. Serbia also looks phenomenal, I’m sure that they will make it through as well. HOW are their vocals so great with all that choreo??

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago
Reply to  Roelof M

Maybe it’s because they have backing vocalists!

Boba
4 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Nope! They are just great singers!

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago

ICELAND, GIVE ME MORE! It looks SO GOOD!

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
4 months ago

“Look at us we’re so quirky” Meh. and I’m having them in my top 10 for some reason

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
4 months ago

So serbia, why can’t the girls dance at same time, it looks bad as if all of them are doing their own thing. Messy. The song and choreography. Kinda loud and annoying.
And then they didn’t do anything inregards to staging, so that they don’t make it worse or too much, and now I can’t connect the staging with the song at all. As if they were performing at a local festival

Sonam
Sonam
4 months ago

Iceland’s staging is STRIKING

Jofty
Jofty
4 months ago

Only if you grow a beard

Steven
Steven
4 months ago

Damn it, Hurricane girls are constantly moving and yet they are serving vocals! Just amazing. Wow.

Paul
Paul
4 months ago

Please release us from this crap song.This has nothing to do with music. These girl only would like to have attention. “Look at us, we are on a stage, please look at us, we need attention, attention, attention…”. Girls, please go home!

Paul
Paul
4 months ago
Reply to  Paul

LOL, those Serbian Girls are in the wrong contest. This is a song and music contest. Not a beauty contest. On the other hand, those Serbian girls are not that beautiful at all.

MTD
MTD
4 months ago
Reply to  Paul

Said Paul, the Mr World 2021 winner. Not.

IPA
IPA
4 months ago
Reply to  Paul

Totally agree, Paul – that’s exactly how it comes across!

Last edited 4 months ago by IPA
Sot
Sot
4 months ago

B e a u t i f u l