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Paris Day 1 Review: Elisabetta Lizza from Italy brings a colourful rock performance

It is time to head to La Seine Musicale in Paris for day 1 of rehearsals ahead of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Portugal, Ireland, Malta, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Georgia, Spain and Poland.

Read our handy guide for a more detailed look at this contest’s rehearsal schedule.

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Rehearsal review

Rehearsing today for Italy inside La Seine Musicale is Elisabetta Lizza, performing “Specchio”. As the first rehearsals are closed to the press, this review is based upon content made public by the EBU and France Télévisions.

Italy’s Elisabetta Lizza is opting for backup dancers as well throughout the performance of her rock song. Her 4 backup dancers are wearing black and white, as is the lead singer herself. There are little mirrors on their clothes, referring to the song title which translates to “Mirror On The Wall”.

The backdrop changes throughout the performance. One of those is the black background with masks displayed. Mind you, not the COVID-19 kind of masks, but full face mask that remind one of Italian opera or theater. The background changes colours, going from pink to green to blue, contrasting with the black and white outfits.

Italy’s song is a rock song, which shows in the performance. While Elisabetta isn’t holding a guitar, she doesn’t just stand behind the microphone but also moves around a little. Otherwise, her dancers make sure that the staging looks anything but static. Definitely a good job from Italy!

Rehearsal video clip

Stay tuned for our reviews for the rest of today’s rehearsals from La Seine Musicale. If you want to know what to expect for the rest of the day, check out our rehearsal schedule.

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Bente van Leijden

I have watched Eurovision every year since 2009, and have become actively involved in the fan culture since 2016! My favourite genre in Eurovision tends to be rock, but I am not opposed to pop songs or ballads at all. If the song is good, I will like it :) As an Amsterdam native, I am very lucky to visit Eurovision in Concert each year. In 2021, I was even lucky enough to attend 5 Eurovision shows in Rotterdam!

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