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 dominant colours in Hurricane’s performance are red, black and white at the start of the performance. Sanja takes up the intro vocally, with Ksenija and Ivana doing their lines later on. Ivana is very high on energy throughout the rehearsal. As soon as she gets a solo shot, we see kicks in the air and hair flicks.
On the background, we see the words Loco Loco being written in black and white. We said it in our first rehearsal review and we will repeat it: Hurricane did not come to play. Interestingly, for the chorus, we only see Sanja singing. Both Ksenija and Ivana stick to the choreo there, with the backing vocalists adding to the harmonies so it’s not just Sanja.
It looks like most of the camera angles on point. The girls capture the camera well for their vocal bit and they seem right chuffed at the end of their third run, cheering for themselves a little. Looking at the shots, there’s a good overhead shot when the countdown (1, 2, girls come on) comes on: We then see the floor lighting up with small circles around the singers to highlight the countdown. After that, they stroll to the catwalk and get the party started.
There’s no pyro or dry ice for the third run either. That is a change from their first rehearsal, but question is whether Loco Loco actually needs it. There’s enough aggression and fire in the girls themselves.
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!