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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ LIVE DAY 3 REVIEW: Serbia’s Hurricane blow us away with a polished performance

Serbia is the final country to rehearse today, ending the first half with a bang!

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

Firstly, I cannot stress how much I love their styling. The black sparkly outfits feel expensive, but still fun, like the staging itself. From their Beovizija 2020 styling and other music videos, this feels like a new lane for them.

Whilst the music video brought the dreaded 80s aesthetic that has appeared one too many times on the Ahoy stage, their styling is clean and crisp. The pallet is red, black and white, making it feel distinct. Even when the pink, blues and yellows come in towards the end, it doesnโ€™t feel derivative. 

There are perhaps one too many wide shots, making them look tiny against a huge LED. The choreography is impactful, but the vocal remained consistent throughout. Their decision to have backing singers instead of backing dancers was a wise one. While the performers are ready for showtime, the effects need a bit of polishing to ensure that they have maximum impact.

Ksenija in particular impressed me vocally today, doing a lot of work to complement Sanja, who brought it home towards the end. Although I understand the need to mark a performance during the initial rehearsals, I appreciated Hurricane going full-throttle from the start. They didn’t come to play.

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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Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.

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