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.
Firstly, remind yourselves what happened in the first rehearsal:
And now here is what we’ve noticed in today’s second rehearsal:
Stefania has kept the green screen effects for her performance. By switching to shots from the back of the stage, they make sure they don’t get a 100% music video appearance. When the backing dancers go for the invisible effects, we can see some shadows and outlines. That may be down to some camera angles, as the second runthrough is much better. The contours are hardly visible there. They return for the third performance, so there’s a bit of work.
The bodysuit Stefania is wearing does not fade away with the green screen effects today. Stefania has all of her camera cues on point. During her first go, she throws many winks into the camera. The shots are all really clever, as they give the dancers enough time to change in and out of their green screen outfits. For the first run, we see a minor scare or thought on Stefania’s face just before they lift her off the stairs. She corrects that for runs two and three.
With the choreography in place, Stefania is vocally on point. In her first run the big note is on the edge, but she manages to pick up in the last two runs. If there were concerns about her vocals, she has taken them away over her rehearsals.
Qualifier or not?
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!