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.
Rehearsing right now for the second time inside the Rotterdam Ahoy is Roxen performing “Amnesia” for Romania. 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:
Most notably, ROXEN is given much more time to travel down the catwalk during the middle of the song so that she no longer has to sing whilst running as we saw in the first rehearsal. The camera shots make the colours throughout the performance much more obvious, starting with a black theme, then into red and finishing with a warm pink and blue sunset. The story of the staging is now much more obvious with its journey through colours.
Also something to notice for the first time is that the ending statement from the music video, “for every shout that went unheard” is now visible on the main LED backdrop at the end of the performance but only for a split second. Hopefully, the delegation will be able to show that for long enough to read it with a different camera angle at the end in future run throughs.
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!