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:
We don’t see a great deal of changes in Tornike Kipiani and his performance. He is still wearing the white shirt, with his sleeves rolled up, and simple dark jeans. There are some different camera angles here, which have been fixed after the first rehearsal. An example is the white box that appears: On Tuesday, we saw the stage hands rolling it on stage. Today we don’t. For the first run, we do see the stage hands taking the way.
There are some light issues for the second verse, where the words to the song are projected on Tornike. The spotlight is on for a little too long, which causes the words to be a little invisible for a while. There are some minor tweaks that they need to make for their final rehearsals, but they are easy fixes.
Tornike Kipiani delivers the song with ease vocally, but there’s a question whether he’s bringing the message across at this stage. He’s not giving it his all, which isn’t necessary for a rehearsal, but he chooses different ways to deliver it: from a pleading moment to anger to passion… For Thursday, he’ll need to choose which way to go with this.
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!