Music week: Eurovision lights up Europe’s screens

We’ve been ready a complete rattling 12 months, however the Eurovision music contest is lastly on our screens! Final evening, the semi-finals went off with a bang in Rotterdam’s Ahoy.

The primary 16 acts have already made their pitch for the ultimate. When you didn’t catch it, by no means concern, we’ve received a rundown of all of the fantastic weirdness that’s Eurovision 2021.

Stay Eurovision 2021

Final month, the Dutch cupboard gave the music contest the go-ahead. The occasion is being attended by a dwell viewers because of security laws imposed by FieldLabs. The three,500 viewers members should present a destructive coronavirus take a look at and keep seated.

This was tough although, as there have already been some absolute bangers. Ukraine supplied peak Eurovision with the recorder-techno mash-up “SHUM”. What Russia supplied was pure artwork, with an ornate backdrop and beautiful footage for the music “Russian girl.” Each of those acts made it to the ultimate, together with Belgium, Norway, Israel, Azerbaijan, Malta, Lithuania, Cyprus, and Sweden.

We additionally received a transferring efficiency from Dutch singer, Davina Michelle. Her music “The facility of water” actually made an impression. Radio producer Coen Swijnenburg tweeted that the music gave him “Goosebumps, all over the place, wow.”

Dutch entry for Eurovision

This 12 months, Jeangu Macrooy shall be representing the Netherlands together with his music “Beginning Of A New Age.” Initially from Suriname, Macrooy moved to Amsterdam aged 20. Already having a ardour for music, he started collaborating with producer Perquisite when he began learning at music school.

Jeangu Macrooy rehearsing for the ultimate. Picture: Eurovision.television/Press Launch

He sings “Beginning of A New Age” in three totally different languages: English, Sranan Tongo, and Suriname. The music tells a narrative of resilience and the daybreak of a brand new period, in keeping with official Eurovision web site. The Netherlands is not going to carry out within the semi-final, so Macrooy can maintain his voice intact for the ultimate on Saturday.

The place can I watch it?

The remainder of the semi-final shall be tomorrow evening. You possibly can catch the grand finale at 21:00 on Saturday, Might 22, on NPO 1.

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Characteristic Picture: Eurovison.television/Press Launch

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