Eurovision 2021 Second Rehearsal Schedule Day 8 (May 15)
Photos: EBU / Thomas Hannes / Andres Putting

Day eight! We’re into week two of Eurovision 2021 rehearsals, and it’s time for more acts to take the stage for their second run-throughs.

Today, we’ll see the second rehearsals from the six automatic qualifiers. The Big Five — that’s France, Germany, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom — as well as this year’s host country The Netherlands will all get another chance to perfect their performances in time for next week’s full dress rehearsals.

We’ll be bringing you coverage all day, keeping you updated about today’s staging switch-ups, costume changes and more.

May 15: Second rehearsals at Eurovision 2021

Here’s who will be taking to the Rotterdam Ahoy stage today. All times are listed in CEST (BST + 1).

  • 10:30 – 10:50 Italy: Måneskin — “Zitti E Buoni”
  • 10:55 – 11:15 Germany: Jendrik — “I Don’t Feel Hate”
  • 11:20 – 11:40 The Netherlands: Jeangu Macrooy — “Birth of a New Age”
  • 11:45 – 12:05 France: Barbara Pravi — “Voilà”
  • 12:10 – 12:30 United Kingdom: James Newman — “Embers”
  • 12:35 – 12:55 Spain: Blas Cantó — “Voy a quedarme”

As always, we’ll have review posts for each rehearsal here on wiwibloggs — though for second rehearsals, we’ll be grouping acts together in groups of two and three. You’ll be able to read our thoughts on the rehearsals and see which countries decided to change up their staging.

And of course, our team on the ground in Rotterdam will be live streaming reactions to the second rehearsals over on wiwi.tv. Make sure you’re subscribed and keeping an eye on our YouTube channel!

Eurovision 2021: Press conferences

Shortly after their rehearsals, each act will attend a 20-minute press conference. Things will look a little different this year with social distancing in place. But we’ll still be on hand to ask the stars some questions from a safe distance and to get their thoughts on the rehearsal.

Here’s the list of times for each act’s press conference. All times are listed in CEST (BST + 1).

  • 12:15 – 12:35 Italy: Måneskin — “Zitti E Buoni”
  • 12:40 – 13:00 Germany: Jendrik — “I Don’t Feel Hate”
  • 13:05 – 13:25 The Netherlands: Jeangu Macrooy — “Birth of a New Age”
  • 13:30 – 13:50 France: Barbara Pravi — “Voilà”
  • 13:55 – 14:15 United Kingdom: James Newman — “Embers”
  • 14:20 – 14:40 Spain: Blas Cantó — “Voy a quedarme”

Which act’s second rehearsal are you most excited to see today? Will we see any big staging changes? Sound off in the comments below. 

Read more Eurovision 2021 rehearsal news here

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ALL W
ALL W
4 months ago

The Netherlands #teamJeangu,
Thank YOU, Bedankt for serving so much creativity ,music, beauty, sass and Awareness.
Wishing you soo much Love, Fun and Succes with your awesome song!!

This ain’t the end, no!
It’s the birth of a new age
YU NO MAN BROKO MI (You can’t break me)

You make us PROUD as host country!!
xxx

Ffs
Ffs
4 months ago

ITALY For the WIN !!!

Stephen
Stephen
4 months ago

So France are favourite to win, I reckon it will top the jury vote, but come second or third in the televote. My prediction for the top 3. France – I think it will top the jury vote, but it will need to come at least second in the televote to win. As I think Bulgaria and Italy have the potential of beating them in the televote. Bulgaria – I think it will come 2/3 in the jury vote, and it will also come 2/3 in the televote. It could be a winner. Italy – I think Italy won’t do… Read more »

Colin
Colin
4 months ago

I hope that Germany manages to pull-off a mid-table result. Nobody thinks this is competing to win, or even to finish in top ten, but a good 11th-16th position for Jendrik would make me happy! I mean, speaking of fun songs, Say Na Na Na managed to pull-off 19th place, and Jendrik is a stronger vocalist with an equal charisma. Good luck!

Last edited 4 months ago by Colin
Stan
Stan
4 months ago

Go Italy! My winner is Bulgaria, but I really like Italy too!

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
4 months ago

Italy for the win 🙂

Una
Una
4 months ago

The Netherlands are my most expected. This song resonates so much with me – it’s unbelievable. I sob a little every time I watch the first snippet. At the time of the GF show I will be *very* emotional.

Italy – going from the first snippet, it’s going to be very good. I feel safe in my excitement. Surprises are always nice but *knowing* it’s going to be good is great!!

UK – This one I am the most nervous about. I shall comment after I see the second snippet.

T.J.
T.J.
4 months ago

Barbara – enchant us again!

COLIN POWIS
COLIN POWIS
4 months ago

I have no idea why they are popular ; they seem like a bunch of student anarchists doing a parody of 1970s Glam Rock

Gippa
Gippa
4 months ago
Reply to  COLIN POWIS

How is that is very early in the morning, there are only 3 comments, two of which have 0 likes, and you have 130 likes?
What’s this sorcery?

Ps. It’s too early, and too exaggerated in numbers (since it seems that not many people came here) to be believable.

Gippa
Gippa
4 months ago
Reply to  Gippa

Now your likes are 36. Still not believable…

Shan
Shan
4 months ago
Reply to  Gippa

What you mean, he has zero likes and dislikes?

Gippa
Gippa
4 months ago
Reply to  Shan

Now his likes are at – 3.
I don’t know if it was a glitch or something else, but he was at 130 likes earlier. I found it strange and commented about it, and little by little his likes went away.

Shan
Shan
4 months ago
Reply to  Gippa

Probably a glitch or a software bug, or maybe it’s because of the traffic around here since Eurovision is just upon us. No worries!

CyxCy
CyxCy
4 months ago
Reply to  COLIN POWIS

That’s not nice. For 70s Glam Rock bands. There was a time, if Great Britain had lined up Queen or Sweet, we would all have come home empty-handed.

vel
vel
4 months ago

is this when they are going to be pulling out the halves?

Shan
Shan
4 months ago
Reply to  vel

Yes, if I remember correctly they pull those on their press conferences.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
4 months ago
Reply to  Shan

I thought it was during the carpet tomorrow.

Yup
Yup
4 months ago

Hasn’t it always been drawn after the 2nd rehearsals? I thought it was today too, I guess we’ll just need to wait and see.