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 Blas Canto, performing “Voy a quedarme” for Spain. 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!
Blas begins the track acapella, lit up in just a blue spotlight with a starry background. Blas is wearing a black shirt and trousers. The piano backing track comes back halfway through the first verse and we see an eclipse appear on the LEDs with a light source behind a moon. We begin to hear that the Eurovision version of the song is different to what we are familiar with and, from the second verse, we hear quite drastic changes with a faster drum beat giving the song more of a tempo.
Up until the end of the second verse, Blas remains very darkly lit but then he is lit up as we enter the second chorus. At this point a gigantic moon prop descends from the ceiling above him with the starry LED backdrop changing into shooting stars that come towards the camera from behind the moon. Then, for the final chorus, the backdrop changes to a gold starry galaxy with a red-lit moon and golden and pink lights to end.
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!