A few moments ago, the EBU published visual content about the first rehearsals of the Swedish delegation on the stage of Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
Here you can see a fragment of the first Swedish rehearsal:
Below you can see a gallery of images about his first contact with the stage and the cameras.
Fotors: EBU / ANDRES PUTTING
Tousin Michael Chiza, better known as Tusse, was born 1 January 2002 in Congo-Kinshasa and came to Sweden alone as a refugee, in Sweden he started to live with a family in the village of Kullsbjörken where he has resided since 2015.
He participated as a singer in the Swedish talent show Talang 2018 (as Tousin Chiza) which was also broadcast on TV4; he made it to the semifinals before being eliminated. He received praise for his semifinal performance from judge Bianca Ingrosso.
Tusse got his lucky break in Sweden’s Got Talent (advancing to the semi-finals) before cementing his popularity when he won Swedish Idol in 2019.
He’s already got a string of hits to his name including My Soul Is Calling You (a tribute to his mother), the ballad A Better You, and a rendition of Whitney Houston’s How Will I Know. Last Spring, Tusse released Innan du går (Before You Go), his first song entirely sung in Swedish.
Always the pragmatist, when asked by Måns Zelmerlöw after winning Melodifestivalen: ‘Are you excited for Eurovision now?’ Tusse replied: ‘No, on Monday I have to hand in an essay in Nature science. Which I’m very excited for.’ That’s dedication!
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