ESCXTRA.com are live for day 7 of rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 taking place at the Rotterdam Ahoy in The Netherlands!
Following yesterday’s Super Thursday, today we resume with the second half of semi-final two. The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Georgia, Albania, Portugal, Bulgaria, Finland, Latvia, Switzerland and Denmark.
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:
Bulgaria is here to dot the i’s and cross the t’s. They are paying great attention to the minor details in the song to make sure everything is under control. In terms of styling and lights, there’s not much you could change here to improve this performance. Her blue outfit, with pants and a jacket, works really well. The golden hue around her for the final chorus is beautiful in combination with her hair colour.
Interestingly, they’ve already worked on some details. On the first rehearsal, the picture she has on stage of herself and her father was not framed and sometimes just looked like a random piece of paper. This time, they’ve framed the picture to make it stand out more and make sure it’s an item to catch your eye. The sand with the hourglass idea is still gorgeous and almost looks like it’s a screen effect until she reaches for the sand and touches it.
There is some work to do for VICTORIA and her team. Some of the camera angles are a tiny bit out of place and need fixing. During one shot, we see the camera arm in there and when the smoke is being blown on stage, we can see the smoke machine. Minor details, but looking at what the Bulgarian team have already done – they will do that without issues.
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!