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!
It’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.
Firstly, remind yourselves what happened in the first rehearsal:
And now here is what we’ve noticed in today’s second rehearsal:
No changes has been made to the performance, but if possible, Blas sounds even better than on the first rehearsal. He goes for all the high notes and nails them. Overall the focus on the performance is on Blas and the huge moon prop is a bit unnecessary.
There are some unfortunate camera shots, with cameramen visible on some of them. The lights and the visuals are beautiful, with the performance starting from darkness, with a more colour, especially orange, added in towards the end of the performance.
While there’s nothing wrong with the performance, it might get lost in the final. If you remember something from this, it’s the huge moon, not the song. And it’s unlikely that anyone will be voting for the huge moon. It will be very difficult for Spain to escape the bottom five and there is a big chance it’s Spain who we find on the bottom of the scoreboard on the Saturday night.
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!