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.
Rehearsing right now inside the Rotterdam Ahoy is Eden Alene, performing “Set Me Free” for Israel. 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!
Eden begins her rehearsal surrounded by five backing dancers, the stage is lit in dark navy blue during the first ten seconds. The cameras spin around Eden before the stage lights transform to neon blue and pinks. She is wearing a short white dress with black patterned textures – her five male backing dancers are in a similar costume, though notably more casual in jeans and white trainers. As the song progresses they move from the B stage to the main stage. It looks like there are some minor camera hiccups that need to be rectified, as the feed cut away numerous times during the second verse. During the final bridge, the backing singers create a ring around Eden and remove her white jacket, unveiling a black see-through dress.
Vocally, Eden sounds confident and hits the whistle note effortlessly! It’s notably lacking in energy, however, so there’s definitely room for improvement for the second rehearsal.
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!