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🇵🇱 LIVE DAY 3 REVIEW: The sunglasses are off for RAFAŁ from Poland

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 RAFAŁ, performing “The Ride” for Poland. 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!

RAFAŁ begins his performance with a neon light checkerboard effect on the backdrop whilst we see RAFAŁ all in black with his all-familiar sunglasses. He is joined by four male dancers in black shirts and white suits who have small white lights in their hands and – surprisingly – an on-stage backing vocalist. RAFAŁ immediately interacts with an on-stage camera which has quite a dizzying effect on the viewer. Into the first chorus, we see an image of RAFAŁ on the LED backdrop which continues to show the theme from his music video.

As we move into the second verse, RAFAŁ takes off his sunglasses and moves onto the catwalk with his dancers whilst continuing to provide choreography. As he moves across the catwalk, we see images from the music video projected onto the transparent LED strip and arrives onto the satellite stage for the second chorus.

As we approach the final chorus, RAFAŁ puts his sunglasses back on as he walks back to the main stage and then attempts lots of new ad-libs in the final chorus which will need a bit of extra fine tuning in the upcoming rehearsals. For his final run through, we have additional fire fountain pyrotechnics throughout the song to provide some extra sparkle to 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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