Welcome back to ESCBubble’s coverage for Eurovision 2021! It’s been a busy few days, and today marks the final set of first rehearsals for our semi finalists, with the countries performing in the second half of the second semi final getting their chance to take to the big stage.
If you are avoiding potential rehearsal spoilers then don’t read any further! Semi Final Two will take place at 21.00 CET on Thursday 20th May 2021 with sixteen countries competing for ten qualifying spots for the final.
We’ve made it to the end of the day, the final rehearsal comes from… Denmark!
Denmark are another that have decided not to change what it isn’t broken. Their confident Dansk Melodi Grand Prix performance is pretty much reciprocated her. The lead singer starts offstage and struts on at the start, wearing that signature bright purple jacket. The guitarist still looks as slick as ever on the second podium. There’s lots of armography, cheesy looks to the camera and three backing singers located on the side of the stage.
The backdrops are very neon, with a tunnel like effect of a continuous stroll down a purple & turquoise neon tunnel. The displays are impactful without being too much but they definitely stay true to the 80s theme of the song that we love.
Towards the end of the performance, the main singer jumps off his podium, I think with the mic stand, and runs down to the satellite stage. He spins around a lot to show off just how fun the song is, before some pyro close out the song with the final chorus.
Danish broadcaster DR soon confirmed after the cancellation of last years contest that Ben & Tan would not be automatically invited back to represent Denmark at Eurovision in 2021, instead opting for another selection through their long-running show Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. Earlier this year, the 8 participants were revealed and ultimately Fyr Og Flamme went on to win with their slightly cheesy, 80s sounding bop “Øve Os På Hinanden”.
This marks the first time since the turn of the century that Denmark have opted to perform a song in their national language rather than English. The dynamic duo have definitely taken the 80s theme seriously with their performance, as you can also judge from their national final performance here: