ESCXTRA.com are live for day 1 of rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 taking place at the Rotterdam Ahoy in The Netherlands!
The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Lithuania, Slovenia, Russia, Sweden, North Macedonia and Ireland. Plus, we’ll be given a backstage look at the recording of Australia’s live-on-tape performance.
Follow every rehearsal live
Below, you’ll see our written review of each rehearsal. If you want more, you can follow our live stream where our team will be reacting live to every single rehearsal as it happens! Furthermore, read our handy guide for a more detailed look at this contest’s rehearsal schedule.
Rehearsing right now inside the Rotterdam Ahoy is Ana Soklič, performing “Amen” for Slovenia. We will continue to update this article as each run through takes place, so make sure to keep refreshing for the most up-to-date review!
Ana stands alone in the middle of the stage in front of a mic stand. It starts very dark with golden highlights. In the chorus the gold explodes into sparks and she starts to walk towards the end of the main stage. During the first runthrough Ana was barefoot and for the second time she wore high heels, although she wasn’t quite confident with them.
For the second chorus, the earth is appearing in golden behind her. She then walks across a small catwalk onto the smaller stage in the middle of the arena. The transparent screen starts dropping down and we get to see landscapes and nature scenes on it. She finishes the song with big golden lights and sparks on the smaller stage. Her vocals were great and she delivered the vocal performance that was expected from her. Clothes-wise, she was wearing a white pant-suit with some sort of a floor-length shoulder cape.
Rehearsal video clip
As soon as Eurovision.tv upload the video clip of this rehearsal, we will embed it right here for you to enjoy!
Stay tuned for our reviews for the rest of today’s rehearsals at the Rotterdam Ahoy. If you want to know what to expect from the rest of the day, check out our rehearsal schedule. Meanwhile, remember to tune in to our live stream for instant reactions to every rehearsal!