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 for the second time inside the Rotterdam Ahoy is Natalia Gordienko performing “Sugar” for Moldova. 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:
Immediately from the beginning of Natalia’s second rehearsal we see her looking a lot more comfortable and happier whilst performing. The LED backdrop looks brighter in this run through, but this may be as a result of either different camera shots or lighting.
At a few points, we see some different choreography as to what we saw in the first rehearsal. Furthermore, during the walk along the turning podium in the middle 8, the camera shots are a lot closer to create a better illusion effect that she is walking across the screen. She still needs more confidence whilst doing this however.
The final chorus with Natalia’s big note, in which she continues to take the lower harmony whilst the backing singer singer the higher harmony, has been reconstructed camera-wise with camera shots that are much more dynamic and climactic. In the second run through, Natalia goes for the higher harmony and hits it flawlessly.
Qualifier or not?
We will embed our team’s conversation once it is uploaded, watch this space!
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!