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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ LIVE DAY 5 REVIEW: Cyprus’ Elena Tsagrinou brings the fire and confidence

Cyprus' Elena Tsagrinou takes to the Ahoy stage for her second rehearsal!

ESCXTRA.com 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

Rehearsing right now for the second time inside the Rotterdam Ahoy is Elena Tsagrinou performing “El Diablo” for Cyprus. 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!

Firstly, remind yourselves what happened in the first rehearsal:

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

And now it’s time for the devil! Elena and her dancers are wearing the exact same outfits as in the first rehearsal and not much has changed in general in her performance, as it was already very sleek in the first rehearsal.

The Cypriot delegation cleaned up a few camera shots and everything now looks like a finished performance that is ready to go! Vocally, Elena sounds stunning and the mixing has been perfected as well.

Fot the last run, the pyro is being used heavily at the end! The mirror lifts up and the flames start to burn behind the giant letters “El Diablo”. They might be a bit too bright as it is a bit bright, but the flames get toned down in the end.

Rehearsal video clip

As soon as the official Eurovision YouTube channel upload the clip of this second rehearsal, we’ll embed it right here for you to watch! In the meantime, remind yourself of the first rehearsal 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!

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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