A few moments ago, the EBU published visual content about the first rehearsals of the Finnish delegation on the stage of Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Here you can see a fragment of the first Finnish rehearsal:
Below you can see a gallery of images about their first contact with the stage and the cameras.
Photos: EBU / THOMAS HANSES
Blind Channel features Joel Hokka (vocals and guitar), Niko Vilhelm (vocals), Joonas Porko (guitar), Olli Matela (bass), Tommi Lalli (drums) and recent addition Aleksi Kaunisvesi (keyboards), giving the band the perfect number of members for the Eurovision Song Contest stage.
Having honed their craft on the Finnish underground scene, the band believes the time has finally come for them to bring their brand of “violent pop” to a global stage.
As demonstrated during their national final, these rockers always ‘turn it up to 11’ for a performance and never fail to put on show with unparalleled energy and antics.
While these boys do enjoy pyrotechnics, loud vocals and flicking the middle finger, they picked Loreen’s Euphoria as their favourite Eurovision song of all time over Finland’s very own Hard Rock Hallelujah, demonstrating the ‘joie de vivre’ to be found in their attitude towards life.
Singer Niko explains why Eurovision is the perfect platform for their track:
“Dark Side is a song that’s meant to be performed together with an audience, as a kind of communal experience. Now we needed to find that audience – and we knew that there were lots of people out there who felt exactly like we did.”
Don’t forget you can download the official ESCplus handbook at the following link. Here you can find all the information regarding the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, biographies, points tables and everything you need to experience the event to the fullest.
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the contest’s organisers (NPO, NOS and AVROTROS) announced last january a final decision regarding the scenario that will ensure the health and safety of all people that will be involved in the Eurovision Song Contest next May in Rotterdam. From all the initial four scenarios they considered at the beginning, the organisers have decided to implement ‘Scenario B’.
The health safety and protocols that will be followed match with the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment guidelines for similar large-scale events such as sports competitions.
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