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 GO_A performing “Shum” for Ukraine. 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:
Ukraine’s second rehearsal today is a bit different, as lead vocalist Kateryna Pavlenko is not feeling well and has to quarantine until he COVID test comes back hopefully negative. We have our fingers crossed and wish her all the best!
GO_A have a stand-in singer for today who will be replacing Kateryna for the rehearsal. The performance was quite polished from the beginning, so they luckily don’t have to practize a lot. Camera angles have been modified slightly and the moment where the dancers dig in the golden sand has been enhanced, as the sand is now illuminated and you can see the gold more clearly now.
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!