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.
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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 for the second time inside the Rotterdam Ahoy is TIX performing “Fallen Angel” for Norway. 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 we’ve noticed in today’s second rehearsal:
Even during the first rehearsal, Norway was one of the most polished performances due to its similarity with what we saw in Melodi Grand Prix. There’s still an obvious blue theme to this performance, with lots of flashing lights and images of lightning strikes on the LED strikes to symbolise TIX falling from the sky like a “Fallen Angel”. The blue theme changes to gold for the final chorus which finalises the journey from the inclement weather to clear skies, transmitting the message of the song.
TIX’s vocals are even stronger than we saw in the first rehearsal, he is faultless in his delivery and this certainly stands a chance of qualification. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen whether the story behind the visuals will be understood by all the telemeters and the juries.
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!