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๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช LIVE DAY 8 REVIEW: Germany’s jovial Jendrik keeps us guessing

Germany's Jendrik takes to the Ahoy stage for his second rehearsal!

ESCXTRA.com are live for day 8 of rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 taking place at the Rotterdam Ahoy in The Netherlands!

Itโ€™s time for the second rehearsals of the automatic qualifiers! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are 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.

Rehearsal review

Firstly, remind yourselves what happened in the first rehearsal:

And now here is what weโ€™ve noticed in todayโ€™s second rehearsal:

The outfits and styling of Jendrik and his dancers are essentially the same for this second rehearsal. Jendrik’s vocals feel a little more relaxed than in the first rehearsal and there’s more ad-libbing. The interplay between the five no stage is all neat and tidy, and the few loose camera shots from the first rehearsal seem to be cleared up.

“It’s so lovely, and so wholesome”, says our Tim on the livestream, whilst Julian comments “infectious to watch… where other performances take themselves so seriously, this is a breath of fresh air.”

As before, Jenrik offers an impromptu spoken segment and is not revealing what he will say in the jury final or grand final next week. Today there’s an inclusive greeting in German, welcoming “ladies, gentlemen, and those who don’t wish to choose.” Jendrik signs off in Dutch; “tot snel”, meaning “see you soon”.

Again the five on stage end on the B stage, as a huge word, HATE, is blasted from the LED screen, There’s a big whoop from Jendrik as the rehearsal concludes – he’s certainly satisfied with how it went.

Thumbs up or down?

Rehearsal video clip

As soon as the official Eurovision YouTube channel upload the clip of this second rehearsal, weโ€™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!

Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.

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