LIVE Eurovision 2021 Day 4 Rehearsals review

Today we continue first rehearsals for Eurovision Song Contest 2021 for 2nd half of semi final 2 will try the Eurovision stage for first time.

Scheduled timetable for today’s rehearsals and meet and greet

CountryTimePress Meet & Greet
Georgia10:00 – 10:3011:55 – 12:15
Albania10:40 – 11:1012:35 – 12:55
Portugal11:20 – 11:5013:15 – 13:35
Bulgaria12:00 – 12:3013:55 – 14:15
Break12:30 – 13:40
Finland13:40 – 14:1015:35 – 15:55
Latvia14:20 – 14:5016:15 – 16:35
Switzerland15:00 – 15:3016:55 – 17:15
Denmark15:40 – 16:1017:35 – 17:55

Tornike stands in middle while the LED Screens open up like the door then closes. Camera Angles are close up to Tornike as the song progresses He walks up to middle of stage and light opens up. On chorus we see the wooden box and on LED Screens we see blue-black smokes. The lightning is dark blue. On second part he sits on that wooden box and then lights appears on him which are lyrics of the song. On 2nd chorus the Georgian and English lyrics appears and end of chorus on LED screen appears ”With You”. On build up on last chorus the LED screens turn into golden dark blue and lyrics ”With you”. The dominant colours are dark blue, black and gold. Tornike is wearing white suit shirt and black pants.

Tornike Kipiani, Georgia, First Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 11 May 2021
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ALBANIA

Anxhela starts in middle of stage while red smoke appears behind of her. The LED Screens consist of red smoke, red smoke circle turns into white smoke circle, light blue smoke. She moves a lot turning left and right. Camera angels are a lot of zoom in’s and zoom outs. Lights are flashing in light blue colour. Dominant colours are red, turquoise and white. On 3rd chorus the LED screens we see white smokes. At end we see white flashing lights. Whole song was wind machine as well. At end smoke machine is activated. She is wearing short silver shinny dress. Vocally she nailed every part.

Anxhela Peristeri, Albania, First Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 11 May 2021
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The group starts in each side of the stage. The lights on ceiling appeared and everything opens up. The black and white effect is on. Everything is dark and build up to second part of the song the black and white disappears and we see on LED screens we see blue and golden female face and animated orchestra and hearts .We see animation of man walking across the park and and city appears. We got shots of each band. Everything is golden now. Tatanka appears on small stage now. Dominant colours are black, white, dark blue and golden yellow. The all band members wearing black and white stylish and modern suits. Vocally Tatanka was great.

The Black Mamba, Portugal, First Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 11 May 2021
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Camera moves to Victoria and she is sitting down and a lot of camera work zoom in’s and zoom outs from each side. The first prop of stage. We see that Victoria is sitting on some kind of island of sand and around her is sea or ocean. The platform turns around it. The LED Screens are in sky. In chorus we see whole stage and Victoria is standing up and we see the rain of sand comes out. Victoria walks to another land. On 3rd chorus we see golden lights. She is wearing silk blue Pyjamas and white runners. Vocally she nailed it. The dominant colours are Sand brown, blue, golden yellow.

VICTORIA, Bulgaria, First Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 11 May 2021
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It opens on traditional LED Background one of band members upside down, we see each band member at his side. We saw the hand palms written ”Join” on LED Floors. A lot of red and black flashing lights. We see on LED the band members in blue effect. On 2nd part we see bright flashing blue and white lights. Build up to chorus the main singers put the hands up and there is writing says ”Join”. They teasing us with middle fingers. The all band members move a lot and jumps a lot as well. We see a lot of fire ball type of pyro at chorus parts. A lot of camera shots to each band member.
Dominant colours dark red, dark blue, white and black. Vocally they nailed it.

Blind Channel, Finland, First Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 11 May 2021
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Samanta Tina starts in middle of LED screens which is are dark green lights. The lights are dark green and white. The 1st non chorus part are golden snake illusions .In the Chorus part are Snaked skin illusion which are flashing with golden lights. On chorus we see 4 golden hands representing a crown. Dominant colours are Dark green, black and gold. Samanta Tina is wearing long dark green dress and shiny dark green neckwear. The back vocalists were wearing long dark green dresses with Dark green faceshield. Vocally she was good but holding the best for semi finals and possibility for finals.

Samanta Tīna, Latvia, First Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 11 May 2021
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Gjon starts with zoom in camera shot. He stares in camera. Looks like he is some kind of white platform. A lot zoom in’s and outs. In chorus the zoom out of him. We see that he is standing on the platform. He walks to other side. He moves his hands. The background the LED Screens is flashing in grey painted wavy background. At build to last chorus the lights turn into purple and in last chorus alot of flashing behind him. Zoom in he is like in concrete. He is wearing black and silver shiny shirts, black pants and white shoes.

Gjon’s Tears, Switzerland, First Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 11 May 2021
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Jesper is walking up to the platform where the guitarist is joined. LED Screens are very Neon and disco floor vibes. They are joined by 3 back vocalists. Its very similar from national selection staging with slight background improves. During the instrumental part he dances his iconic dance. He is wearing traditional outfit. On last part Jesper runs to smaller stage and dances and runs back to platform to finish the song. The guitarist joins Jesper at the end and there is pyro at the end. Vocally he is great .Dominant colours are pink, orange, blue and turquoise.

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We are tuning in tomorrow as well with reviews, pictures and short snippets.

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I am orginally from Latvia but now live in Ireland.I been Eurovison fan since 2006.My huge intrest is to travel,music and cooking. Currently studiying graphical design

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