LIVE Eurovision 2021 Day 5 Rehearsals review

Today we continue second rehearsals for Eurovision Song Contest 2021 for almost 1st semi final will try the Eurovision stage for 2nd time.

Scheduled timetable for today’s rehearsals and meet and greet.

CountryTimePress Meet & Greet
Lithuania10:00 – 10:2011:15- 11:35
Slovenia10:25 – 10:4511:40 – 12:00
Russia10:50 – 11:1012:05 – 12:25
Sweden11:15 – 11:3512:30 – 12:50
Australia11:40 – 12:0012:55 – 13:15
Break12:00 – 13:05
North Macedonia13:05 – 13:2514:20- 14:40
Ireland13:30 – 13:5014:45 – 15:05
Cyprus13:55 – 14:1515:10 – 15:30
Norway14:20 – 14:4015:35 – 15:55
Croaria14:45 – 15:0516:00 – 16:20
Break15:05 – 15:35
Belgium15:35 – 15:5516:50 – 17:10
Israel16:00 – 16:2017:15 – 17:35
Romania16:25- 16:4517:40 – 18:00
Azerbaijan16:50 – 17:1018:05 – 18:25
Ukraine17:15 – 17:3518:30 – 18:50

Its starts that that Vaidotas (main singer) starts in middle and on LED Screens we saw that square flashing and then we saw turns into the play button and on chorus we see flashing purple and and white chess lines. On chorus we see that purple and white chess lines turns into a disco ball and wobbles. The cameras angles are much sharper from 1st rehearsal. Vocally they all great.
Only difference we saw that LED Screens we see turns into flashy screens and from square turns into play button and turns into disco floor pattern from purple and white coloured and on chorus turns into disco ball in same pattern. We see on 3 disco ball looking balls on celling. On non chorus parts we see purple lines jumping back and front. On LED floor wee see white and black disco patterns in one part.

The Roop, Lithuania, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 12 May 2021

Ana starts alone in dark and when the song turns into light, in the beginning, there is a unique circles of lights in the colours blue and red. On LED Screen we see the cosmic explosion and we see the golden starts shinny like in we are in galaxy. In 2nd part of song we see osmosis and earth, and then we see the earth day and night planet. On bridge on last part of song Ana walks to second smaller stage. During it shows the nature. On last chorus we see the explosion on LED Screens again. At end we see the lights striking to viewers and Ana stands in middle. Ana vocally was amazing.

Ana Soklič, Slovenia, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 12 May 2021

For Russian entry not much has changed the outfit for Manizha .At the begging she is inside an enormous traditional dress that represent the different regions/nations of Russia. Thereafter she gets out of it with red outfit. There are same but more added on LED screens we see messages like ‘Be Brave” ”Be creative” ”Be grateful” ‘Break The Walls” ”Be strong”. Back vocalists sound much loader and clearer and they dressed in golden outfits. The camera angles are much sharper from 1st rehearsal. The light now uses more warm colours like gold, yellow and etc. On LED Screens we see the some rose pallets. Towards the end, Manizha and backing vocalists turned their back to the audience. They are looking at led screen where all the videos of Russian women can be shown and also the pyro is added in during the build up to last chorus.

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Manizha, Russia, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 12 May 2021

Tusse starts in middle in LED Lights when both sides are like dark deep water effect. The outfit is the same red short vest and large pants but the diamonds added on sleeves and neck wear. On chorus the the flashing the blue lights. On 2nd part the 4 dancers are joined wearing black outfit. On 2nd chorus the LED screens are in golden watery effect and then on people added walking towards. On bridge we see the explosion and white smoke and turn into the stars. Vocally Tusse was amazing.

Tusse, Sweden, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 12 May 2021

Montaigne dresses in black latex with diamond chains. She is joined by 3 female dancers wearing dark blue latex. On background we see colourful and shiny lights. We saw holographic effect on screens for whole performance.

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Vasil starts alone in dark and some light shining on his face. The yellow light spreads across his body like something is growing. The light disappears and golden smoke explodes. The LED screens have golden yellow sparks appears. Build up to chorus everything goes to gold and shiny. Vasil opens their mirror west and has that ”Dotter” mirror effect. At end behind him the golden explosion appears. At end everything goes bright and golden. Vocally Vasil is much better than from 1st rehearsal.

Vasil, North Macedonia, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 12 May 2021

Lesley Roy starts in animated paper forest and she is walking to the forest and then runs to drawn city and then turns to camera zoom in as background is raining and then she runs to smaller stage building up the last chorus the lights and LED screen turns into orange yellow gradient. She was dressed in long dark green dress in barefoot. Vocally she is better but still needs to be improvement.

Lesley Roy, Ireland, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 12 May 2021

Elena is walking to centre of stage and joined by 4 female dancers in latex red suits. She is middle of these dancers and we see the screen flashing in silver and red during the chorus. The LED Screens and floors are in flashing red, black and silver. In 3rd we see the wide shot of all the arena with white flashing lines. In bridge we see on screens ”El Diablo” and in chorus we see ‘‘El Diablo”. And flashing silver and red lights. At the end there is pyro behind letters ”El Diablo” Vocally she was not bad but could be better.

Elena Tsagrinou, Cyprus, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 12 May 2021

TIX stands in his platform with chains with him to demons. During the chorus LED screens are sky and lights are blue lights and white lights striking. LED Screens are thunder and clouds. Its very similar to national selection staging but the camera shots are improved and lights and background is open. At last chorus there is smoke on the floor and fire ball pyro. TIX vocally is holding the high notes well.

TIX, Norway, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 12 May 2021

Albina starts in middle and from each side pink and blue neon lights. On chorus we see 4 male dancers dressed in silver outfits and LED Screens we see neon blue and pink lines. On 2nd part we duplicating effect of Albina and then 2 male dancers join and then she walked on platform and joined rest of 2 male dancers. Then she walks up to smaller stage the LED floor we see neon pink and blue circles. And last chorus we see flashing ”Tick Tock” and ‘Dancing Dancing”. At end we see the wind machine activated and she turns to camera.

Albina, Croatia, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 12 May 2021

Geike opens up the scene close up and then camera moves around showing of all the band .The LED screen we see closed up Geike’s eyes with full emotions. Then camera focuses on piano player and then back to Geike. We see backup singer as well in shot. The camera scenes are sharp. We see Geikes hands and eyes move in LED screens witch are black and white effect.

Hooverphonic, Belgium, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 12 May 2021

Eden starts in middle of the stage and the camera turns around. She is joined by 5 male dancers. Eden braid hairpiece this time is now on the stage. Eden dances/Walks to smaller stage. Camera turns around. On build up to last chorus her dress reveal.1st whistle sound she failed but with 2nd try she succeeded. The choreography was much better than 1st rehearsal. The camera angles as well was improved.At end last chorus we see the fireworks activated.

Eden Alene, Israel, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 12 May 2021

Roxen in a different outfit, the colour green is still here, unevenly coloured (grey and green) pants + green sweatshirt. There was vocal improvement, but still not good enough. Sometimes it looks like a dance or sports class at school rather than a Eurovision appearance. LED screens radiate blue and red clouds, a slightly dark atmosphere. Lots of red and blue lights as well. Something is too stressful for me in the dynamics between the dancers and Roxen. The smoke is added for performance and makes much better.

ROXEN, Romania, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 12 May 2021

Efendi starts in middle of 4 dancers. LED Screens are gold ,pink, turquoise. As some points we see fire in background. We see the symbols moving across the LED screens and floors. In middle there is golden ball inside the animated snake as some point. In build up the ball turns into fire ball and it explodes and turns into in the eye. At end there is fire ball pyro till end of the song. Choreography is okay but still needs work. But camera shots also good. Only criticism here that Efendi needs move much more.

Efendi, Azerbaijan, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 12 May 2021

Reminder that  Kateryna (main singer is feeling unwell today so stand in singer today was in place of  Kateryna ). We see the split screens of main singer and dancers during build up to chorus part. Build up to the scene were dancers was dropping a grains from the bag then ran to platform. Each band was moving to each sides while playing instruments. The whole staging wise is same from 1st rehearsal. The camera angles are much improved in this rehearsal.

Stand In Artist name was EMMA and you can fallow her on instagram:

Go_A, Ukraine, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 12 May 2021

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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