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REPLAY: DAY 8
Replay: Day 8

REPLAY: Day 8 Rehearsals

The Big Five wrapped up their second rehearsals today, drawing the first week of Eurovision to an exciting close.

You can read the FULL Day 8 Live Blog here.

It was the final day of second rehearsals in Rotterdam Ahoy today, wrapping up the first week of Eurovision and building a huge amount of anticipation for next week's live shows.

The Big Five and the host nation brought their best performances to the main stage, then headed off the press conference room to find out which half of the Grand Final they're going to be performing in. The full running order for the Grand Final will be confirmed by producers in the small hours of Friday 21 May, after both Semi-Finals are complete.

Only host nation the Netherlands gets to randomly select exactly what position they will perform in, and they drew 23rd out of the total running order of 26.

Jeangu Macrooy, The Netherlands, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 15 May 2021EBU / Thomas Hanses

Italy's Måneskin will perform in the SECOND HALF of the Grand Final, and they showed us their new costumes today!

Måneskin, Italy, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 15 May 2021EBU / Andres Putting

Germany will also perform in the SECOND HALF of the Grand Final.

Jendrik, Germany, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 15 May 2021EBU / Andres Putting

France were the third member of the Big Five to draw the SECOND HALF of the Grand Final.

Barbara Pravi, France, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 15 May 2021EBU / Andres Putting

The United Kingdom drew the FIRST HALF the Grand Final.

James Newman, United Kingdom, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 15 May 2021EBU / Thomas Hanses

And finally for today, Blas Cantó from Spain also drew the FIRST HALF of the Grand Final.

Blas Cantó, Spain, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 15 May 2021EBU / Andres Putting

The other news from today was that a member of the Polish Delegation has tested positive for Covid, which means Team Poland will miss the Turquoise Carpet event tomorrow. You can read the full statement here.

The Live Blog is taking a break for a couple of days, but it will be back on Tuesday for the build up to the first Semi-Final.

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