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Eurovision 2021 – Who is Ahmad Joudeh
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Eurovision 2021 – Who is Ahmad Joudeh

We’ve seen him and appreciated his performance (and not only) in yesterday’s second Semifinal of Eurovision 2021, so we want to invite you all to get to know Ahmad a bit closer. Ahmad is Syrian and is now an international ballet star, but his past and childhood gave him many obstacles to overcome, and he did, boy if he did!  He was born in 1990 in Yarmouk in Damascus, where he grew up and lived for the first years of his life. From 2007 until 2016 he studied dance and taught ballet to support himself in the city of Damascus. He also taught dance to orphaned and disabled children free of charge. His mother still lives in Syria, while his father lives in Germany. Ahmad not only struggled to survive as a dancer during the Syrian war: he also fought a tough, private war to realise his dream...
Eurovision 2021 – Second Semifinal – Qualifiers and Reactions
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Eurovision 2021 – Second Semifinal – Qualifiers and Reactions

The Second Semifinal of Eurovision 2021 has just elected ten new qualifiers, and even though we might not fully agree with the final selection, we still thank G.d for EUROVISION! What a bumpy road this Eurovision 2021 is travelling on: latest news informed us that unfortunately Duncan Laurence will not be taking part to the live event on Saturday because he tested positive to Covid-19, and you can read the full article here. Did we agree with Semifinal 1 qualifiers? Well…not completely, and we commented and reacted all finalists with our new friends Toy&Goy in this live video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oW1jvHhPQE Tonight, 6:00 PM UK Time / 7:00 PM CEST we will be live again for a new live episode of Daily ESC form the Press Room in Rotterdam. Click Here to set a reminder. ...
Eurovision 2021 – Duncan Laurence testes positive for Covid-19
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Eurovision 2021 – Duncan Laurence testes positive for Covid-19

A vey sad news has just reached us from Rotterdam: Duncan Laurence tested positive for Covid-19 and will not be able to take part to the Grand Finale of Eurovision 2021 as planned. Once again, COVID-19 makes the lives of the organisers of Eurovision song contest 2021 miserable. Unfortunately the winner of Eurovision 2019, the Dutch Duncan Lawrence, tested positive for COVID-19 and therefore will not take part to the grand finale of Saturday 22nd of May 2021. This is such a sad news as the artist has been preparing himself for over two years. EBU released a statement that we are reporting below: Duncan Laurence, winner of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest for the Netherlands and was scheduled to perform live during Saturday’s Grand Final, has tested positive for COVID-19, his management a...
Eurovision 2021 – Covid-19 cases and quarantine updates
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Eurovision 2021 – Covid-19 cases and quarantine updates

Covid-19 is still a number one danger for all artists participating to Eurovision 2021. Today, all accredited press received the following communication: "Following the positive COVID-19 test in the Polish delegation on Saturday 15 May all other members of the delegation undertook a PCR test, in accordance with the health and safety protocol of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, and we’re pleased to report that all these PCR tests returned negative results. As a precaution the Polish delegation will remain in quarantine until being retested ahead of dress rehearsals for Semi Final 2, in which Poland perform, on Wednesday. Following a positive COVID-19 test within the Icelandic delegationyesterday (Sunday 16 May), they too have had PCR tests for which we are awaiting the results to...
Eurovision 2021 – Turquoise Carpet – The best 3 outfits of the day
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Eurovision 2021 – Turquoise Carpet – The best 3 outfits of the day

Eurovision 2021 kicked off the most important week of the competition with the Turquoise Carpet in Rotterdam. TheGaylyMirror followed the ceremony and made a personal Top3 of the best outfits of the day. It has a been a very complicated start for the Competition Week of Eurovision 2021: the delegations from Iceland and Poland had someone of their teams who tested positive for Covid-19 and could attend the opening event. Due to the fact that the delegations of Romania and Malta are staying at the same hotel as the Polish team, as a precaution, they also could not attend the Turquoise Carpet. All the delegations will have to take PCR tests, and in case of negative results they will be allowed to participate live to each one's respective semifinal. But who had the best score for their ou...
Eurovision 2021 – Jendrik – “this is how I stopped the hate” – Video Interview
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Eurovision 2021 – Jendrik – “this is how I stopped the hate” – Video Interview

Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam is so close to the first semifinal and all participants have already had their second rehearsals. TheGaylyMirror is amongst the journalists allowed in the press room, and always respecting social distancing and Covid-19 restrictions, we had a lovely chat with Jendrik - German contestant at this year's Eurovision Song Contest. He told us about his love ukulele and how he managed to stop the hate and live his life loving all people. https://youtu.be/JmpLfyn4CqA We would suggest you subscribe to TheGaylyMirrorTV so you do not miss any updates and news from Eurovision 2021 with our live coverage from the press room in the Rotterdam Ahoy Arena. Enjoy! :-)
Eurovision 2021 – Daily ESC Updates from the Press Room
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Eurovision 2021 – Daily ESC Updates from the Press Room

Eurovision 2021 - Live news from the Press Room in Rotterdam Ahoy Arena - Daily ESC. Eurovision Song Contest 2021 has opened its doors to almost all participating delegations and we are already at the 4th day of rehearsals. Also this year we are covering the event live from the press room: we will be posting videos and articles on these pages and on our YouTube Channel. https://youtu.be/b8O5S13PVd4 Have you already subscribed to receive all updates and fresh videos? Not yet? H U R R Y U P and click here to subscribe!  Not so many surprises till today, as unfortunately, Covid-19 restrictions have forced to social distancing and to a very reduced number of social events, but music, performances and show are going on no matter restrictions and difficulties. The first four days of...
Eurovision 2021 – Interview with Destiny Chukunyere
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Eurovision 2021 – Interview with Destiny Chukunyere

We had a lovely chat with Destiny Chukunyere, Malta's representative at Eurovision Song Contest 2021. She opened her world to us, told us things about her no one knew before and explained us why she is so determined for this Eurovision Song Contest 2021. Other fans sent in their video questions for Destiny which she appreciated very much. Watch the full interview. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtG6Rlrv0Ds  
ROAD TO EUROVISION 2021 – AUSTRALIA WILL COMPETE USING “LIVE-ON-STAGE” PERFORMANCE.
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ROAD TO EUROVISION 2021 – AUSTRALIA WILL COMPETE USING “LIVE-ON-STAGE” PERFORMANCE.

During these difficult times due to Covid-19 and related restrictions (and dangers), Australian delegation has just announced that they will be performing from Home during this Eurovision Song Contest 2021. The Australian public broadcaster SBS announced - early today - that unfortunately their representative - Mantaigne - and the rest of the delegation will be unable to travel to Rotterdam due to the restrictions and dangers connected to Covid-19. Montaigne will therefore use the Live-On-tape performance already sent to EBU to participate in Eurovision Song Contest 2021. Josh Martin, the SBS Commissioning Editor and Australian Head of delegation said: “Australia has embraced the Eurovision spirit for more than 35 years on SBS, and our affection and excitement for the contest has con...
Road to Eurovision with Titina’s Talks – Have your say!
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Road to Eurovision with Titina’s Talks – Have your say!

Our first episode of Titina's Talks - The Talk Show For Eurovision Lovers - will air live this Thursday 15th April 2021 at 9.30 pm UK time and we will have Toy & Goy as our special guests discussing this year's entries. You will decide which entries you want to see their reactions about and want to know their point of view. Have Your Say!
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