A few moments ago, the EBU published visual content about the first rehearsals of the Irish delegation on the stage of Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Here you can see a fragment of the first Irish rehearsal:
Below you can see a gallery of images about her first contact with the stage and the cameras.
Photos: EBU / ANDRES PUTTING
Lesley is a singer-songwriter from Balbriggan, Dublin, who splits her time between her Irish hometown and her American wife’s neighbourhood of East Village in New York City.
As a songwriter, Roy’s career has been prolific, lending her talents to numbers performed by artists including Adam Lambert, Miss Montreal, Medina, Jana Kramer, Marlee Scott and Deorro.
A lifelong fan of Eurovision, Lesley says that getting to represent Ireland with a song she has worked extremely hard on has meant that one of her lifetime ambitions has been fulfilled.
Start Lesley talking about Eurovision and she won’t stop:
“Growing up in Ireland, obviously the Contest holds a special place in my heart, as it does for many people. It was a very big event in my house every year, we watched and voted on each act and I became a massive fan at a very young age. I’m very lucky that I am from the era of Niamh Kavanagh, Paul Harrington, Eimear Quinn and Riverdance.”
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