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๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น LIVE DAY 2 REVIEW: Destiny commands the stage in bright performance for Malta

The Junior Eurovision 2015 winner closes off today's rehearsal

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

Destiny’s performance begins with a silhouette of Destiny in front of a small pink square on the LED backdrop. As she begins to sing, the Maltese Junior Eurovision winner is revealed to be wearing a pink Charleston-inspired outfit and is using a head microphone to allow her full range of movement when taking part in the choreography. She is then joined by four female dancers, also in pink, and the entire LED backdrop is changed to bright pink also which is extremely eye-catching.

There is also LED strip light which begin to flash to the beat in the chorus and once we enter the “Je Me Casse” post-chorus, the screen splits into three. Destiny sings in the centre whilst the dancers doing the hand movements appear above and below. Throughout the performance there are a lot of wide angles to show the entirety of the block colour on the LED backdrop which changes to green for the second verse.

In the second verse, Destiny and her dancers each have their own pink “door” background before she comes down the stairs to belt out her vocals extremely confidently. She is rejoined by her dancers until the middle 8 approaches in which the LEDs are turned off and we focus on Destiny belting out the big notes. Then, as we reach the final chorus, the colour fills the LEDs once again and we are treated to our first pyrotechnic curtain of the rehearsals! Destiny’s vocals throughout are flawless despite the choreography she has committed to.

Rehearsal video clip

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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