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🇨🇿 LIVE DAY 3 REVIEW: Czech Republic’s Benny Cristo brings a street flavour to Rotterdam

ESCXTRA.com are live for day 3 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 San Marino, Estonia, Czech Republic, Greece, Austria, Poland, Moldova, Iceland and Serbia

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 Benny Cristo, performing “Omaga” for Czech Republic. 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!

Benny is wearing a gold sparkly jacket and trousers with a brand-new short blonde haircut! He begins the performance behind the LED backdrop in the centre of some lighting poles. As he walks through the LED screens he is joined by two male dancers in black street-casual outfits. The LED backdrop remains quite dark with some geometric crystal-like images on it. The Czech delegation focus more on the lighting which flashes enthusiastically on the performers.

Into the second verse, Benny interacts with an incoming female dancer and is then joined by a second female dancers to create the familiar symmetrical set-up of Benny with four dancers. For the second chorus, the LEDs change to the psychedelic colour scheme as we saw in the same part of his music video. There is a lot of cool, simple yet effective choreography.

Benny, very confident and holding back vocally in this second run through, walks onto the catwalk with his four dancers during the middle 8 and end up on the satellite stage for the final chorus. At the end, the camera zooms in on the five performers for a nice ending shot. A very professional performance and Benny adds a few new ad-libs at the end of the performance.

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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