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๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช LIVE DAY 2 REVIEW: Hooverphonic create an intimate concert feel

ESCXTRA.com are live for day 2 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 Cyprus, Norway, Croatia, Belgium, Israel, Romania, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Malta.

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.

Rehearsal review

Rehearsing right now inside the Rotterdam Ahoy is Hooverphonic, performing “The Wrong Place” for Belgium. 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!

Hooverphonic are on after Albina and start dark with strobes of white light. Geike stands in the middle of the main stage with the members of Hooverphonic, a woman singing backing vocals and another man playing the drums on podests around her. The setup is similar to Norway, meaning that there are 4 podiums with people on them around the main singer.

Geike is wearing a short black dress with sparkly stones on it and thigh-high black boots. We get a lot of close ups of her face and additional shots of her face on the big LED screen. During the final part of the song, her face is even projected onto the transparent screen.

Colour scheme wise, we only really have white light and no real colour and the whole performance feels very dark and mysterious, almost like an acoustic concert. The camera often moves around Geike or the podiums and she often looks very intensely into the camera.

Rehearsal video clip

We will update the article, once the EBU has uploaded the rehearsal video clip on the official Eurovision channel.

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!

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