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:
The big head piece Senhit wore during her first run through is still there. However, today we didn’t see religious images on there, but… Flo Rida. They put his image on there, as well as stickers with his name and a question mark. The PR surrounding Flo Rida and the question whether he will be there or not is still very much prominent at the start of this performance.
However, the question does need to be asked: Do we need him? The replacement for Flo Rida, Don Jiggy, is very competent. Senhit is very enthusiastic throughout the performance and when Don Jiggy joins her on stage, there’s a smile that doesn’t go away. She is thoroughly enjoying it and vocally, she is very much on point as well.
San Marino usually have an interesting staging and this is no different. It’s worryingly good, some would say. The camera angles work, the words on the backdrop keep it simple, yet effective. This is, all in all, very competent.
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!