A few moments ago, the EBU published visual content about the first rehearsals of the Belgian delegation on the stage of Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Here you can see a fragment of the first Belgian rehearsal:
Below you can see a gallery of images about their first contact with the stage and the cameras.
Photos: EBU / THOMAS HANSES
For the past 25 years, Belgian band Hooverphonic has blurred the lines between symphonic soundscapes and highly infectious pop tunes. Never one to place all of his eggs in one basket, frontman Alex Callier has always strived to deliver quality songs, sung by the best singers in the business.
Lead singer Geike Arnaert has returned to Hooverphonic. The 41-year-old singer was already a part of the band from 1997 to 2008. Exactly 20 years after the release of Hooverphonic’s album “The Magnificent Tree” and in advance to their upcoming participation at the Eurovision Song Contest they felt it was the right time for a reunion.
Alex Callier, member of the band, said: “All three of us felt an urge to start working again. We are still the ‘core of Hooverphonic’ which is for a lot of people the main setup of the band”
The band’s work has been put to good use in television series, commercials and movies around the globe, and songs like Mad About You, Vinegar & Salt, Eden and Romantic have become cornerstones of Belgium’s musical heritage. In 2020, the band celebrates the 20th anniversary of their landmark album The Magnificent Tree.
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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Eurovision 2021 - Semi-Final 1
|Malta: Destiny - Je Me Casse||3220|
|Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou - El Diablo||2939|
|Lithuania: The Roop - Discoteque||2504|
|Croatia: Albina - Tick-Tock||2119|
|Romania: Roxen - Amnesia||1981|
|Ukraine: Go_A - Shum||1971|
|Azerbaijan: Efendi - Mata Hari||1956|
|Russia: Manizha - Russian Woman||1690|
|Israel: Eden Alene - Set Me Free||1688|
|Norway: TIX - Fallen Angel||1673|
|Sweden: Tusse - Voices||1668|
|Belgium: Hooverphonic - The Wrong Place||1521|
|Ireland: Lesley Roy - MAPS||1453|
|Australia: Montaigne - Technicolour||1077|
|Slovenia: Ana Soklič - Amen||884|
|North Macedonia: Vasil - Here I Stand||482|
Number of voters: 442