Eurovision 2021: EBU's statement on Malta, Romania and Ukraine's performances at the 1st Semi Final 2nd Dress Rehearsal.
EBU has released a statement regarding the technical issues that occured during Romania's, Ukraine's and Malta's rehearsal.
This evening the Jury rehearsal show for the Semi Final 1 competing acts took place in Rotterdam Ahoy. The 16 competing acts took the stage and performed their entries which will be watched by the 16 national juries and the juries from The Netherlands, Germany and Italy who were drawn to vote in this semi final show.
The Jury show is of significant importance as the jury votes count as the 50% of the score with the rest 50% been deteremined tomorrow by the public votes during tomorrow's semi final 1 live show.
However during the show some technical issues came up during the performances of Romania, Ukraine and Malta, which led to the decision for a second rehearsal by those three countries. EBU released a statement on the issues that came up for those countries:
"Due to issues with the in-ear monitoring during the performances of Malta, Romania and Ukraine at the 2nd Dress Rehearsal for Semi Final 1 on Monday 17 May, in accordance with the rules, all artists were given the chance to perform their songs again for the national juries voting on the show.
The technical issue is being thoroughly investigated ahead of the live broadcast of Semi Final 1 on Tuesday 18 May."
As the jury show is still on in this very monent these lines are being written, some further technical issues came up leading to a repeat for Italy's Maneskin , Germany's Jendrik and te Netherlands' Jeangu Macrooy live performance on stage. We remind you that the two big-5 countries along with the host nation were determined by a draw to vote in the semi final 1 jury show and perform their repspective entries.
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