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๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น LIVE DAY 5 REVIEW: Lithuania’s The Roop deliver a slick performance

It's time for the second round of rehearsals to begin! are live for day 5 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 Lithuania, Slovenia, Russia, Sweden, North Macedonia, Ireland, Cyprus, Norway, Croatia, Belgium, Israel, Romania, Azerbaijan and Ukraine.

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, remind yourselves what happened in the first rehearsal:

And now here is what weโ€™ve noticed in todayโ€™s second rehearsal:

Lithuania manage to do what we saw from them in the first rehearsal as well. The performance is very slick and polished. The colour scheme of yellow and purple works very well for The Roop. Halfway through the first run, lead singer Vaidotas nearly lost his mic pack, but he managed to save it and continue as if nothing happened. The same happened during the first rehearsal, when Vaidotas lost his mark and quickly recovered.

There is a lot of sense to put this as the opener. You will be drawn into the show without a doubt. It’s interesting to see how well Vaidotas connects to the camera. During the line My eyes are blinking, we see a close-up where he actually blinks extra. Discoteque relies heavily on its choreography and it’s a good shout that they have got it absolutely spot on.

There’s not a whole lot that’s different from the first rehearsal. The Roop feel even more at ease on the Eurovision stage and will be a great opener next Tuesday.

Rehearsal video clip

Watch the second rehearsal footage below:

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!

Nick van Lith

I'm one of the founding members of Eleven years after the start, I'm proud to say that I am now the Editor-in-Chief of this wonderful website. When I'm not doing Eurovision stuff, you should be able to find me teaching German to kids... And cheering on everything and everyone Greek, pretty much. Pame Ellada!

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