ESCXTRA.com 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.
Rehearsing right now inside the Rotterdam Ahoy is Barbara Pravi, performing “Voilà” for France. 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!
Barbara is dressed in her classic black outfit and sports her signature hairstyle. The performance starts very dark with a focus on Barbara in front of her microphone and this stays the same during the whole three minutes. We get to see similar graphics as in the national final, for example her shadow appearing on the LED in front of her which then turns into birds flying away.
Towards the end, the camerawork becomes a little bit more unstable, but in a controlled way. We also get a touch of colour with some red and yellow touches. This perfectly conveys the emotion that Barbara presents and shows her inner fight. Even though this is just a first rehearsal, Barbara is giving it her all and delivers a tears inducing performance. The show ends with a close-up shot of Barbara shouting “Voila!” and her hands up to the sky. Unfortunately, we did not get to see another run through.
Rehearsal video clip
We will update the article, once the EBU has uploaded the rehearsal video clip on the official Eurovision channel.
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!