ESCXTRA.com are live for day 4 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 Georgia, Albania, Portugal, Bulgaria, Finland, Latvia, Switzerland, and Denmark.
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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 Blind Channel performing “Dark Side” for Finland. 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!
The performance looks pretty much the same as in UMK. The visuals on the LED screens are mainly the same as in UMK – the band members hanging upside down from the ceiling – as well as the position of the band on the stage. Joonas, the guitarist, is running around the stage, mainly performing on the bridges. New addition is video on the floor showing the singers with “JOIN” written on their palms, which they have used as a trend on social media to promote the song and the “dark side” movement behind it. Also some new footage is recorded to the end of the performance and it shows the singer Joel shirtless.
The colours are mainly red and blue, with lots of strobe lights. The band members have also painted their middle fingers red, after EBU banned them from putting their middle fingers up. The whole atmosphere is just like being in a rock concert, with the band also interacting with the audience. This will look amazing with the flags and people moshing along.
For the last run, they turn on the fire and there is a lot of it. We see some fireworks already on the first second and the fire appears throughout the performance.
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!