Poll: Who had the best second rehearsal on May 14 at Eurovision 2021?
Photos: EBU / Thomas Hannes / Andres Putting

With day seven of Eurovision 2021 rehearsals drawing to a close, it’s time to review the competition.

Today, eight countries took to the Rotterdam Ahoy stage for their second rehearsals. We got another look at the acts from Georgia, Albania, Portugal, Bulgaria, Finland, Latvia, Switzerland and Denmark ahead of next week’s live shows.

The Black Mamba kept it classy, Victoria enchanted us and Blind Channel delivered a dazzling light show. But who was the cream of the crop? Vote for your favourite second rehearsal in our poll!

Scroll down to vote in our poll. 

Eurovision 2021 rehearsals: Day Seven (May 14)

Click on the below posts to read our reviews, watch our reactions and see snippets from each country’s second rehearsal.

Poll: Who had the best second rehearsal on May 14?

As always, you can vote for as many songs as you like. But remember, you can only vote once — so make it count! This poll will close on May 15 with results publishing shortly after.

Who did you vote for? What do you think of today’s changes? Sound off in the comments below.

Read more Eurovision 2021 rehearsal news here

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Euro Fan
Euro Fan
5 months ago

Bruh, I will be mad if Albania not qualifying for the finals, and I will be more mad if Albania withdraws from Eurovision next year (this sadly might be the reason the broadcasters from Albania have low budget due to the pandemic)

Ray
Ray
5 months ago

Sure Bulgaria has a nice staging, but the song just isn’t amazing. Very basic lyrics and her singing is time to time mumblong where it’s hard to understand the words.

IPA
IPA
5 months ago
Reply to  Ray

Couldn’t agree more – nice song, but ultimately three minutes of tedium – I’m always waiting for the Bulgarian girl to finish (and I’m usually into songs that are not meant for the dance floor).

Pastora Soler
Pastora Soler
5 months ago

The queeeeen of the night is comingggg….. And her chances to qualify. A-m-a-z-i-n-g!!!!

Euro Fan
Euro Fan
5 months ago
Reply to  Pastora Soler

Who is she? Samanta or Victoria?

Leo M
Leo M
5 months ago

Bulgaria and Finland!!

Alex
Alex
5 months ago

Portugal surprised me. A song that everyone had written off is now standing chances to qualify with this awesome staging.

Bulgaria and Albania get points too. Latvia has kitschy ladies but Samanta is powerful.

Denmark is cringy 80sfest.

Switzerland was the most disappointing.

Egor
Egor
5 months ago

Albania, love this gurl

Thorn
Thorn
5 months ago

Bulgaria was the obvious standout for me today. It does create a moment and depending on the running order in the final this could be a contender.
I’m a bit let down by Switzerland because I feel Gjon’s energy on stage doesn’t match the song, but there’s room for improvement.
Finland was very enjoyable, as well as Portugal and surprisingly Latvia – Samanta is really selling this very well. I got unnecessary Fuego vibes from Albania’s staging that don’t match the song, Denmark I simply don’t get, and Georgia unfortunately is just a sleeping pill.

T.J.
T.J.
5 months ago

Switzerland loosing its momentum… Drops in the odds significantly. Remember that I predicted this to happen?

Last edited 5 months ago by T.J.
T.J.
T.J.
5 months ago
Reply to  T.J.

voting me down will not change the facts LOL

Sabrina
Sabrina
5 months ago

My big question about this semi is if Albania, Austria and Portugal can all qualify together. Because in terms of staging and vocals, I believe all of them deserve to make it along with those I believe are secure (Bulgaria, Finland, Greece, Iceland, San Marino, Serbia and Switzerland). Though I still believe that at least one more fun song will make it, someone between Czech Republic, Denmark and Moldova (I used alfphabetic order, but coincidentally this would be exactly my order of preference between them).

Thorn
Thorn
5 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

They can, although I feel it’s probably be gonna be 2/3 with my likelihood order being Portugal>Austria>Albania. I think all 3 uptempo entries you mentioned are losing momentum, while I’m getting some good vibes from Latvia, which thanks to the running order too can be the surprise qualifier.

Sabrina
Sabrina
5 months ago
Reply to  Thorn

It’s how I’m seeing it too, though I still feel Albania has the advantage of being the only 100% ethnic entry in the semi. By personal taste, I would probably leave Austria behind, but they stand out even more being in the 1st half.

I still have trouble seeing Latvia qualifying because I feel Samanta’s style may be too much for a general audience, but I guess it’s fair to say they’re still in contention for the “fun spot”, since Moldova is losing steam, Czech Republic has a bad running order and Denmark may struggle with the juries.

Thorn
Thorn
5 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I think that the ethnic element is completely lost with this staging and she appears so lost in the big stage. Serbia and Greece are winning the Balkan votes by far and I don’t think that juries will save Albania. Regarding Samanta I was worried she will come across as aggressive which is always a big no in televoting but instead she appears to be fun and likeable, while the vocals are so good that can’t be bottom with the juries. She has this crazy positive energy that can help her just scrape through. It is very marginal in my… Read more »

Colin
Colin
5 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I agree, the seven you mentioned are over 90% going through. Three among these are likely going through: Portugal – It used to be my last, but the staging really lifted it up, and has shown some finesse. Also, is it just me, or is his singing technique more subtle and gentle in the rehearsals, compared to FdC? It makes it a bit more emotional, and a bit less gimmicky. Czech Republic – Urgh… I was certain about Benny before, but now I’m afraid it’s going to get swallowed by others. Still, I will remain hopeful. Benny is such a… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by Colin
Sabrina
Sabrina
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

I’m not seeing much difference in Tatanka’s vocals. Maybe they just grew on you with time? Or maybe it’s because in Festival da Canção they were more showy than the rest of the pack, since most Portuguese singers tend to keep things subtle and gentle. I tend to agree with most that you said (though I’m not rooting for Moldova andtheir sugar-free staging). About Benny, I’ve seen a longer video from his rehearsal and I don’t think he’s giving it 100% yet. Since he mentioned forgetting a few dance moves during the 1st rehearsal, maybe he’s more cofused on memorizing… Read more »

Colin
Colin
5 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Interestingly, my top ten hasn’t changed a lot. The only changes I realistically see are Russia going up, perhaps Iceland going over Lithuania and Czech Republic, and maybe Romania dwindling a position or two (unless the live convinces me otherwise), but not enough to exit my top ten. Within ”my teens”, Croatia grew on me a lot too. This is the first time since 2016 that I really want us to qualify. I am totally supporting Albina. On the other hand, I think that my bottom has changed A LOT since the rehearsals came. There are some songs I wasn’t… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by Colin
Sabrina
Sabrina
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Still too early to rearrange my top 10 (which is actually a top 11, since the 11th got the same grade as 8th, 9th and 10th). Romania is the only one from the top group that disappointed me so far, but I’m still hoping Roxen will find the right times to breath and make it work. It’s still a song that I love and one of the best concepts of the year after all. Also Belgium is on the way to close the gap between first and second tier, so maybe it will end up being a top 12. As… Read more »

Colin
Colin
5 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I was keen on KEiiNO even more than I was on my favorites from FdC, and I still really liked Tix’s song since he won. While the shock / disappointment might have played the part, I genuinely just didn’t find Love Is On My Side interesting. However, I admit that your warning was there for a reason, as they really elevated it now. Considering how many songs I like more, I cannot say that they will likely be high on my list, but they will be much higher than before. 🙂

Thorn
Thorn
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

I am much more confident in Austria than you. It feels a lot like a jury top 3, or at least able to get sufficient points to push it through. Their running order also help them to stand out in the first half of the semi.

Latvia is my crazy call, I just find this girl’s energy infectious, compared to plastic emotionless Moldova and all over the place Czech Republic. Denmark could make it instead, I haven’t ruled them out yet.

Nati
Nati
5 months ago

Portugal wow

IPA
IPA
5 months ago
Reply to  Nati

Exactly! Just pure quality!

Sot
Sot
5 months ago

I’m used to give my vote to 4 countries on these polls and this time the lucky ones (oops reference) were, in alphabetical order, Bulgaria, Finland, Portugal and Switzerland. Albania comes 5th, with Denmark and Georgia following and Latvia… being Latvia, at last place

Stan
Stan
5 months ago

WTH…Latvia from the bottom to the second place for a few minutes… LOL

Eurovision
Eurovision
5 months ago

Bulgaria again. Very good!
This time, Latvia has a better rehearsal and Samanta really likes it

Alaska
Alaska
5 months ago

Portugal finally understanding the meaning of the word “staging”. Well done!

Colin
Colin
5 months ago

I don’t see why everyone is suddenly upset at Switzerland doing dance moves. As I understood, he was doing them in the first rehearsal too. Where was the criticism then? Maybe the new clip shows it in more detail.. Personally, I find it cute and even cool. It really sets it apart from other emotional male piano ballads in recent years. Gjon feels like he believes in what he says and how he moves. What I will say is that I hope these are not the final editing cuts. The editing is somewhat choppy, and indeed doesn’t bring it to… Read more »

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

I agree with everything you said!

Eva
Eva
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

They were not that intense and the rap moves were not shown in the first rehearsal

Last edited 5 months ago by Eva
Sot
Sot
5 months ago
Reply to  Eva

Exactly… Love the song and all but those rap moves… just why lol

Giolo
Giolo
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Like some other people have stated, the problem is not the fact that Gjon is trying to dance, but maybe at least for me he looks like he is rapping or singing an hip-hop/urban song. He is an excellent singer and performer, but this is just not the way. I love the fact they are trying to change from the Duncan-ballad style and I don’t even mind the last part of the clip released on ESC official channel, but my main problem are the hand gestures which seems so random and disconnected to the song. Tout l’Univers is my winner… Read more »

Colin
Colin
5 months ago
Reply to  Giolo

Ultimately, I’d be okay with most of the obvious front-runners winning. This year, all of my top 5 are in the top ten of the current odds (Switzerland, Ukraine, Bulgaria, France, Italy). Iceland isn’t far behind. As for Malta, while I find the song only okay, I would be happy for Malta to win after so many years of participation and (sometimes overlooked) big efforts. Destiny would be the first black woman to win, and the first person to win both ESC and JESC, and honestly, I would be happy for her. Also, Valetta looks like a dreamy place for… Read more »

Sabrina
Sabrina
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

I can only speak for myself, but while I appreciate they’re trying something unexpected, his moves on the snippet distracted me a little. Since it’s still a rehearsal, maybe Gjon is more worried about getting used to his marks than about perfecting the dance or conveying emotions. His vocals were flawless though. If everything looks more natural when the right time comes, I’ll be on his side, because visually the concept looks good. In the end, even if when the big nights come I still think he’s not mastering his moves, his song is still one of the best of… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by Sabrina
Colin
Colin
5 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Thank you for sharing your POV, Sabrina. Somehow, I believe that the performance will become spectacular when edited properly. I believe in him. 🙂 But, yeah, Bulgaria, Iceland, and Switzerland (perhaps Greece too) are the strong candidates to win the second semi, and when the competition is this strong, being 1st or 4th means quality and success. 🙂

Sabrina
Sabrina
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Oh, I forgot to mention it on my reply, but I agree that the camera cuts are a little slower than they should be here. But on these few years following the rehearsals I’ve noticed that the final product is always better in this aspect. The best example was “Spirit in the Sky”, which looked disjointed in the 2nd rehearsal snippet and worked like a charm when the right time came.

Una
Una
5 months ago

Vanilla, I am so happy to hear this.

Una
Una
5 months ago
Reply to  Una

That’s kind, Vanilla. Thank you. Same here 🙂

esc_fl
esc_fl
5 months ago

I liked the rehearsals of Albania, Bulgaria, and surprisingly Latvia?? Which is weird since Latvia was my last place… Switzerland should really aim to keep it intimate and minimalistic if they want to win this, which I do!

Film
Film
5 months ago
Reply to  esc_fl

Same. From the snippets i liked Bulgaria, Albania and Latvia. Im also not a big fan of Latvia song, the the camera shots and the special effect looks great towards the end. Im really surprised by Latvia escially hearing people complaining about her staging. The green color of the dress and per presence and voice are also so strong.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
5 months ago

So uh. After um. What happened with Switzerland I think it might be safe to say that Bulgaria’s probably winning the second semi final.

Doris
Doris
5 months ago

No still too boring Bulgaria, at least you won’t be bored with Switzerland staging !

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
5 months ago
Reply to  Doris

I find his staging to be too grey and kind of brutalist honestly. I know others are using galaxy themes this year but it would’ve been much more fitting with his song. Especially since his music video utilized that theme and it worked really well.

Darren
5 months ago

The Best;
Bulgaria
Switzerland

The Worst:
Latvia

The Indifferent:
Portugal
Georgia

The Promising:
Albania
Finland

The Meh:
Denmark

Darren
5 months ago
Reply to  Darren

Downvote me if y’all want (-2 atm) that’s my opinion.
If the song is bad I’m going to say, if the staging doesn’t compliment a song I’m going to say, if the song is bad and the staging is good, I’m still not going to push it up the list and say it’s good.
It’s my opinion.

Sot
Sot
5 months ago
Reply to  Darren

-1, thanks to my vote

Colin
Colin
5 months ago
Reply to  Darren

Agreed, Bulgaria and Switzerland are the outstands, and I hope they place top two in the semi. 🙂

Darren
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

I think they will for sure.

Eurovisionary
Eurovisionary
5 months ago

People I am sorry for Gjon, because Switzerland already butchered the song with chosen choreography, having watched only the snippet I see a guy dancing that doesn’t match with the lyrics at all, this is a sad song it doesn’t require dancing which is meaningless and ridiculous, it’s like trying to put blood a life into a stone and make stone jump, the story of this song won’t come alive now people are gonna see a male figure put the song behind him, it’s like a joke. The less than a minute of performance, snippet already ruined the song and… Read more »

justafan
justafan
5 months ago
Reply to  Eurovisionary

Gjon said that this is a warrior song, not a sad one. I don’t understand French, so I’m worried that people like me who’ll be listening to song without knowing the lyrics won’t connect with him.

Heyey
Heyey
5 months ago
Reply to  justafan

That’s what happens when you partner up with Sacha Jean-Babtiste. Sad, but true.

Last edited 5 months ago by Heyey
Luc
Luc
5 months ago
Reply to  Heyey

From what I’ve seen, SJB can make or break a song, there’s no in-between with her smh

Sot
Sot
5 months ago
Reply to  Heyey

God, this dude keeps ruining fan-favourites’ staging.

Maybe the fact that he didn’t make Italy’s one is a sign..? No?

Thorula
Thorula
5 months ago
Reply to  Eurovisionary

As a French, I can say that it’s not that clear when listening to the lyrics. Cause he is speaking about what the pain revealed in him, and the need to find some air. To me that “warrior”, “powerful” feeling is more given by the instrumental that reminds Woodkid. Moreover the color of the staging and the propos are perfect for the song I think it can work. But all is killed by the dance moves.

Last edited 5 months ago by Thorula
esc_fl
esc_fl
5 months ago
Reply to  Eurovisionary

He is saying: “I see behind us pieces of you, and that which the pain has made of me.” It really doesn’t match the dancing

Whisker
Whisker
5 months ago

1 DENMARK
2 Finland
3 Switzerland
4 Portugal.

Kas
Kas
5 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

1 DENMARK
2 Switzerland
3 Albania
4 Portugal

James
5 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

Yes wonderful performance from Portugal. Really class. Great voice ans compose.

sam
sam
5 months ago

bulgaria and portugal were the best today. i honestly found switzerland very distracting and the dancing or whatever he’s doing really takes away from the song. it’s definitely not the winner

Eurovisionary
Eurovisionary
5 months ago
Reply to  sam

I couldn’t agree a more with you on Switzerland performance, it’s horrible

James
5 months ago
Reply to  sam

Completly true. Portugal best stage and amazing performance. Wonderful voice and compose. They really have class.

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
5 months ago

Switzerland and Latvia both did great. Denmark is awesome anyway
Albania dissapointed me and Serbia is a big no

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
5 months ago

I watched Swizerland two times and it went from from wtf to amazing. I love that he has guts to do this, much better than standing there or playing the piano.

Well
Well
5 months ago
Reply to  Yeah yeah fire

Agree. It will just take time to grow on people

Berco
Berco
5 months ago

Here are my comments about today’s performances: Georgia – I like the atmosphere and simplicity. Still, it doesn’t stand a chance due to the weak song. Albania – She looks powerful and she can deliver the emotion. My only concern is still her loneliness in that huge stage and the stop moments of the song. Portugal – It’s one of the performances that I’m impressed. Visuals are slick and gorgeous. I am thinking of his qualifying now. Bulgaria – Well, she gives us exactly what we need from her. Simple yet effective staging and emotion. It’s an easy top5 in… Read more »

James
5 months ago
Reply to  Berco

I agree with you. The amazing stage and voice performance and the class of this beautiful song with a great message.

Roelof M
Roelof M
5 months ago

I applaud Switzerland for doing something different, but the moves, simply, don’t make sense. He will still easily qualify, but Bulgaria absolutely beat them in the staging department. When it comes to qualification this semi is kinda strange, because there are quite a few surefire qualifiers, but then the quality just kinda drops when it comes to the other 2-3 qualifiers. I feel like San Marino, Greece, Iceland, Serbia, Bulgaria, Finland and Switzerland will qualify comfortably, and then Austria, Portugal and mayyyyybe Denmark will qualify alongside them. I’m still hoping for Albania, but the performance just feels super empty and… Read more »

Jessie
Jessie
5 months ago

Senhit & Gjon’s Tears Adrenalina is coming

IPA
IPA
5 months ago

Portugal is in a league of their own – just quality in every way! Pleasant surprise: Albania (never been overly interested – but this was really genuinely good! Recall now how I rooted for Eugent Bushpepa a few years ago! And Albanian is such a beautiful language). Have commented on poor Gjon and Switzerland below – so won’t add to the “pain”!

Last edited 5 months ago by IPA
Doris
Doris
5 months ago

Everyone wanted Flo’Rida but don’t worry Gjon’s Tears is here !

apollo
apollo
5 months ago
Reply to  Doris

what does this mean

Doris
Doris
5 months ago
Reply to  apollo

Some are saying that he has moves like a rapper.

Fabrizio
Fabrizio
5 months ago
Reply to  Doris

*Gjon gets into Senhit performance and starts rapping*

Sot
Sot
5 months ago
Reply to  Fabrizio

Maybe all the religious pictures from Senhit’s 1st rehearsal and them being changed to Flo Rida and question marks are predicting the metamorphosis of Gjon to a… rapper? Idk, I think I’m taking this too seriously

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
5 months ago
Reply to  Doris

Loool. I love Gjon

Robert
Robert
5 months ago

Albania Portugal Denmark Finland are the only ones I actually liked..

Apollo
Apollo
5 months ago

Switzerland just dropped to 6th in the odds. I have a feeling Gjon will be the Loic Nottet (Belgium, 2015) of this year and place 4th-5th… and then Tout l’univers will become a fan-favourite after the competition has ended, just like Loic.

Doris
Doris
5 months ago
Reply to  Apollo

Still don’t understand the odds, one dress can bring back a mediocre song at the top of the odds and just a snipset of avant-garde staging can drop a song that remains amazing with vocals out of this world.

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
5 months ago
Reply to  Doris

True

Fabrizio
Fabrizio
5 months ago
Reply to  Doris

it’s about people risking their money, every single thing that could make them lose their money is enough to modify the odds

Anne Marie
Anne Marie
5 months ago

If Gjon was just sitting or standing still and singing his song people would criticize him for “copying” Duncan and now that he is doing something out of the box and different, people are still criticizing him. And I must also say, his dance moves DO look more natural than the dancing in some of the bops this year, lol

Whoareyou?
Whoareyou?
5 months ago
Reply to  Anne Marie

What about doing something DIFFERENT but that FITS? 😉

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
5 months ago
Reply to  Anne Marie

It’s the weird jumpy camera angles for me that make me understand why he dropped in the odds

Mameuh
Mameuh
5 months ago
Reply to  Anne Marie

it doesn’t look like him, it doesn’t feel like him.
He tries to out Mans his Duncan song. And it shows.

Last edited 5 months ago by Mameuh
notyourtoy
notyourtoy
5 months ago

The ideal staging for Gjon would be one inspired from Michael Schulte so that the focus will be only in Gjon’s emotions and his powerful voice.

Do we see Barbara dancing akwardly? No. That’s why she’s the favourite now to win Eurovision (according to bookmarkers).

blahh
blahh
5 months ago

i beg on my fours that gjon stop rapping and get into the mood of the song
his move in the chorus is good but dude you aren’t supposed to do dances like that when the song is building sadly
this is ruining his winning chances.

notyourtoy
notyourtoy
5 months ago

So let’s see my ranking today: 1) Finland (Oh they are now real top 10 contenders! They gonna make the whole arena put their middle fingers up). 2) Albania (WOW WOW WOW! This is literally the only staging from SJB that went just fine I think. Anxhela is very impressive and she had to perform in a powerful way like that) 3) Bulgaria (This is so pure and relaxing. I now admire this song much much more than anytime before) 4) Latvia (Actually the blood moon rose and the queen of the night came and she’s Samanta. It’s so pity… Read more »

Fabrizio
Fabrizio
5 months ago

Georgia: completely disagree with the design (“sun-shiiiine” while all the stage is blue? doesn’t match well)

Loving the rehearsals of Albania and Portugal.
Liked Latvia and Finland, but Blind Channel could do better.

Bulgaria is amazing and I think it will be on the juries’ top 3.
And now Switzerland, omg those camera angles hurt… Gjon seems a bit nervous and he doesn’t stay in the place he should. Bad rehearsal for him, hope he does better in SF.

Fabrizio
Fabrizio
5 months ago
Reply to  Fabrizio

with that being said my 2nd rehearsal top of these songs is:
1- Bulgaria (by far)
2- Portugal
3- Finland
4- Albania
5- Latvia
6- Switzerland
7- Denmark
8- Georgia (by far)

Alex
Alex
5 months ago

Ignoring the “favorites”: what a grateful surprise is Portugal. The idea is simple but it really works. This elevates the song, I can see them going to the final now. Good job!

Kosey
Kosey
5 months ago

A little bit unfair putting this poll up before Denmark’s performance has actually been uploaded to YouTube…..

Fabrizio
Fabrizio
5 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

true

Giolo
Giolo
5 months ago

Tout l’Univers is my favorite song. I guess Barbara and Måneskin can be happy now. Sacha made it again, she destroyed every chance Gjon had to take the trophy. I hope he somehow sneaks the top 3, like Sergey the last edition but I doubt it.

Last edited 5 months ago by Giolo
Dave
Dave
5 months ago
Reply to  Giolo

It’s not Sacha’s fault that Gjon’s tears doesn’t have the best staging though…? His dancing just seems weird and unnatural to me, and that’s not sachas fault

Apollo
Apollo
5 months ago
Reply to  Giolo

In my opinion, Tout l’univers is staged perfectly. If they went down the piano route, people would compare it to Arcade and ultimately wreck its winning chances. The minimalistic staging reminds me of Eric Saade’s Melodifestivalen performance… which has never been seen at Eurovision before!

Giolo
Giolo
5 months ago
Reply to  Apollo

I totally disliked Eric Saade, so that doesn’t help. The delivery deoesn’t look authentic enough to me; I know it’s not simple to stage an entry but the main problem is not even the stage itself, but Gjon’s movement… that looks like a rapper would do with his own song, I think it may be really disconnecting for the viewers.

Catriona Colville
Catriona Colville
5 months ago
Reply to  Giolo

Staging is far less important than the song and vocals. Switzerland has those in spades.

The truth
The truth
5 months ago

Agree 100%. But people are obsessed with the a show. A good song and its delivery by a good singer remains so no matter the theatrics, while a bad song, well will still be a bad song. But the petty minded care only about the visuals.

Okan idu?
Okan idu?
5 months ago

If you really think Swiss had a good rehersal you are lying to yourself. He acts like a rapper during the emotional part of an emotional song. One question, WHY?

Alex
Alex
5 months ago

Gjon is giving me Saade vibes and that’s not good.
I wanna wait until see it full because the experience might feel different. They took a risk on this but Gjon didn’t need it probably

Last edited 5 months ago by Alex
Antony
Antony
5 months ago

Albania’s was the most interesting snippet of the day for me. Switzerland was underwhelming.

Kas
Kas
5 months ago

Denmark will teach in televoting of grand final the method to burst the Italy-France-Malta bubble !
But first has to qualify.

Eurofans, Denmark needs your support and your vote.

Last edited 5 months ago by Kas
Alex
Alex
5 months ago

I just don’t understand what is happening with Switzerland. They don’t have a single person in their team raising the voice and saying “this doesn’t look good”? Really? And I don’t think the idea is bad, but the execution doesn’t work. Even Samanta Tina looks more natural when dancing than him…

Ende
Ende
5 months ago
Reply to  Alex

I agree but at the same time what if he is enjoying it and is having so much fun? Is it not the most important?

Thorula
Thorula
5 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Maybe they paid for those dance moves and now they think they need to do what they paid for. But the money lost won’t be such a loss regarding the impact on the performance it has

Kas
Kas
5 months ago

I’ve to admit….I laughed a little bit with the clown dressing and the vertigo moves. But, this is the only one song from the supposed top5 that deserves the trophy. He is a very nice chubby boy and the whole staging (including dancing moves) fits well to him !
I like this !

Last edited 5 months ago by Kas
Cassandra
Cassandra
5 months ago

I’m so depressed now that the odds for Switzerland dropped so much and everybody hating the staging…
I really had high hopes for my home country, but when I look at the negativ reactions now, it seems my hopes are crashing hard.
I love Tout l’Univers so much and Gjon is just a great person and artist. Why is this happening? Q.Q

Eva
Eva
5 months ago
Reply to  Cassandra

His dance moves is what’s happening

Anne Marie
Anne Marie
5 months ago
Reply to  Cassandra

don’t worry, it will be alright 🙂

Cassandra
Cassandra
5 months ago
Reply to  Anne Marie

I really wish it

Eurovision terrace
Eurovision terrace
5 months ago
Reply to  Cassandra

I dont care about the staging. I like the song, i m gonna vote for it!!
With Switzerland till the end!
Who s with me??
Lol dont mind me tryna raise an army here to save my favourite song.

Cassandra
Cassandra
5 months ago

Thank you 🙂

The truth
The truth
5 months ago
Reply to  Cassandra

Don’t worry. Those who cared about the song still care about it no matter what. Our singers are singers not dancers. So no bad dance move will take away the merit if the song or the singer. I was a fan of Gjon last year. I am still one this year. So don’t worry.

Cassandra
Cassandra
5 months ago
Reply to  The truth

But most people who will vote, will see and hear the song for the first time next week. So they will probably not enjoy the song, because the staging will put them off or just confuse them. >.<

Clara
Clara
5 months ago

Bulgaria and Albania.

I don’t understand why the fan press were raving about the Swiss staging so much. Looks like Sasha has done as terrible a job for Switzerland as they did for Malta.

Fan eurovision
Fan eurovision
5 months ago

He wanted so much with his team not to be compared to arcade he has bet everything on staging art and emotion takes third place. Suisse

Sonam
Sonam
5 months ago

Voted for Bulgaria, Portugal and Albania. Good surprise: Latvia, bad surprise: Switzerland. That dancing…