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Live Blog: Saturday 8 May

Welcome to the Live Blog for Saturday 8 May (Day 1).

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08 May 2021 at 09:40 CEST

Good morning, Europe!

Greetings from Rotterdam, and welcome to our very first Eurovision 2021 Live Blog! Here’s where you’ll find all the latest news, insights and behind-the-scenes gossip from this year’s Eurovision host city.

Rob and Heidi will be keeping you company today, and we’re most excited about our EXCLUSIVE sneak peek of first rehearsals from inside Rotterdam Ahoy. Today is reserved for all the acts performing in the first half of the first Semi-Final, and we’ll be watching from the Green Room in front of the stage. So we’ll be able to tell you a bit about each country’s staging and costumes, AND share an exclusive 30 second clip of each rehearsal within minutes of it taking place.


🇱🇹 Lithuania
🇸🇮 Slovenia
🇸🇪 Sweden
🇲🇰 North Macedonia
🇷🇺 Russia
🇮🇪 Ireland

Kick off is at 10:00 CEST, so don’t go away!