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.
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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 Roxen, performing “Amnesia” for Romania. 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!
Roxen starts at the back of the main stage with a waterfall made out of fog being displayed on the LED screen behind her. She has five dancers lying in front of her on the floor. She then walks “through” the dancers who are now standing in a slalom formation. An elaborate choreography begins, similar to the one in her music video. It becomes very clear that the dancers are her inner demons and she’s fighting them, for example at one time she’s laying on the floor and one of the dancers drags her across the stage.
In the middle of the song, Roxen and her dancers walk over the catwalk onto the B-stage, all while there are silhouettes of arms and people on both the normal and transparent LED screen. The colour scheme is mostly red/black/blue/white. Roxens choreography continues on the B-stage and she attempts to go for the high note at the end but does not quite manage to get there. In the end, Roxen gets picked up at the end and “falls” down into her dancers.
Her second run-through contains of fog, which adds to the atmosphere a lot. Furthermore, camera angles and lighting has slightly been changed to make things tighter.
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!