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πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ή LIVE DAY 6 REVIEW: The confidence is growing for Austria’s Vincent Bueno

Austria's Vincent Bueno takes to the Ahoy stage for his second rehearsal! are live for day 6 of rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 taking place at the Rotterdam Ahoy in The Netherlands!

It’s Super Thursday, with a double billing of second rehearsals plus the first rehearsals of the automatic qualifiers. The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Malta, San Marino, Estonia, Czech Republic, Greece, Austria, Poland, Moldova, Iceland and Serbia. Then, after a break, we will be treated to the first rehearsals of Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, France, United Kingdom and Spain.

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 we’ve noticed in today’s second rehearsal:

Austria are keeping it relatively simple this year, it seems. The start of the song is really dark and with lots of dry ice, Vincent Bueno creates a mysterious and dark feel at the first notes. When the first chorus come on, a column of strobe lights in the back lights up. We then see Vincent on a long platform, like a catwalk, which is completely black so you don’t always see it.

They’ve added a bit more colour to this after the first rehearsals. We see more tones of red of gold. All in all, they have only made minor tweaks. Vincent is pumping his fists in the air and giving some clear facial expressions to showcase how much this song means to him. They’ve included a lot of close-ups and during several lines, Vincent closes his eyes, which makes an impression. He looks more confident and more relaxed on the stage and is giving it his all.

Qualifier or not?

Rehearsal video clip

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!

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