LIVE Eurovision 2021 Day 6 Rehearsals review

Today we continue second rehearsals for Eurovision Song Contest 2021 for Malta 2nd rehearsal,1st half of 2nd semi final and 1st rehearsal for big 5 and the host will try the stage.

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

CountryTimePress Meet & Greet
Malta10:00 – 10:2011:45 – 12:05
San Marino10:25 – 10:4512:10 – 12:30
Estonia10:50 – 11:1012:35 – 12:55
Czech Republic11:15 – 11:3513:00 – 13:20
Greece11:40 – 12:0013:25 – 13:45
Break12:00 – 13:05
Austria13:05 – 13:2514:50 – 15:10
Poland13:30 – 13:5015:15 – 15:35
Moldova13:55 – 14:1515:40 – 16:00
Iceland14:20 – 14:4016:05 – 16:25
Serbia14:45 – 15:0516:30 – 16:50
Break15:05 – 15:35
Italy15:35 – 16:0517:00 – 17:20
Germany16:15 – 16:4517:40 – 18:00
The Netherlands16:55 – 17:2518:20 – 18:40
France17:35 – 18:0519:00 – 19:20
United Kingdom18:15 – 18:4519:40 – 20:00
Spain18:55 – 19:2520:20 – 20:40

Destiny starts starts in the middle alone and then 4 female backup dancers. LED Screens are in open with pink door and rest of screen is black. During the mid of the song the screens appears to pink. Then during the mid of the song the staging flashes from pink and blue and back to pink. On chorus we see yellow bright gradient with white lines. In bridge we see 4 red black gradient like a doors During the performance Destiny and dancers walks up to stage middle and on neon lines carpet. On bridge to last chorus we see on LED screens glitters of gold, pink and silver. On last chorus we see red background with some fire wall pyro till end of chorus.
Destiny outfit is changed from pink outfit to long silver shinny dress and long pink boots.
Vocally Destiny nailed it for rehearsal but still needs a improvement.

Destiny, Malta, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 13 May 2021
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Very good performance, it’s energetic, slightly entertaining, but not at a low level at all. The stage is dark at first, there is a focus on the cover that Senhit stands behind it. A large object with thorns, in gold, on top of it there are circles with pictures (this time of Florida, originally there were pictures of Jesus and St. Mary). Then the stage is lit, Senhit lies down on a rotating black calliper while the LED floor also displays a coloured calliper moving in the opposite direction. Very colourful video art, we can find there: yellow, green, pink, white and more. LED screens usually display parts of the clip. This time too there is the stand in rapper who is not Flo Rida. Occasionally there is an interaction between them. During the chorus parts we see the fire ball pyro and on last chorus we see the sparks fireworks on smaller stage She is accompanied by 4 dancers dressed in pink, with masks on their faces. At the beginning of the show they also pick her up. Senhit has improved vocally.

Senhit, San Marino, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 13 May 2021
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Uku starts kneeling on ground meanwhile we see the on LED screens moon and thunder flashing and right side of the stage we see dark blue lights flashing. On 1st part of the song we see the reflection of that moon and LED floor looks like deep water effect. During the performance Uku stands off. We see scenes from music video Uku drowning in water. During the 1st chorus we see the lights flashing like thunder and screens are like sea and clouds and thunder .At 2nd chorus we see the smoke machine to set up the mood of fogy night. On last chorus we see smoke machine disappears. On build-up of 3rd part of song UKU is kneeling again and everything turns to smoky dark red. At last scene when Uku finishes the song the moon appears again. Uku was dressing it white suit shirt with open up first 3 buttons with open tie with black pants.

Uku Suviste, Estonia, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 13 May 2021
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Benny starts middle of 4 LED screens and her walks up to stage and joined by 2 man dancers. On LED screens we see during non chorus modern black and white gradients. on chorus we see Kaleidoscope flashes. The lights are green and white. On 2nd part he is joined by 2 female dancers. On 3rd part of the song they walked up smaller stage and end of the song they all join in one camera shot. Benny is dressed with modern urban closes with golden shinny jacket, back shirt, black trousers and red runner shoes and he also wears orange golden hat and white glasses. The dancers as well wears modern urban outfits. Benny uses the robotic pre-recorded vocals as some points. Benny vocally wasn’t the best but still needs a improvement.
whole performance was smooth and the camera angles works great for this song as he moves around the stage a lot. The performance is more dynamic. There is a contrast between black shirt , shiny jacket and the dancers outfit.On 3rd run of 2nd rehearsal he removed the glasses.

Benny Cristo, Czech Republic, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 13 May 2021
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Stefania starts in middle of stage staring at the camera and then walks up to stage. The the camera is moving around her. Then Green screen comes up and s joined with mail dancers wearing Green pants and suits and white hoodies. Stefania walks up to stairs and she is joined by 4 male dancers wearing white shits and green shirt. On 3rd part of the song flashes and Stefania and 4 male dancers walks up to stage middle and finishes the song. Green screen background was a city with full of skyscrapers with purple and silver colour. On the last chorus the LED Screens turns into blue and purple city. Vocally Stefania was amazing and did perfect high note at the end. The performance was dynamic and fast.

Stefania, Greece, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 13 May 2021
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Vincent is started in dark and while camera moves to him the bright light shines and there is a smoke. On 1st chorus the white bright lights shining trough to the crowd. On 2nd part Vincent walks forward to stage and while the lights behind shines through .On 2nd chorus the lights flashes in start and continue shine across the arena. On last part everything goes back to dark and on last chorus the stage turns golden yellow and yellow lights appears and on last part of song everything goes black. Vincent was dressed in black shirt, shinny black jacket, black pants and black shoes. The camera angles was a lot smoother than in 1st rehearsal .Staging was simple and effective.

Vincent Bueno, Austria, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 13 May 2021
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Rafal and the dancers in middle and then Rafal grabs the Steadicam and then throws away. Then he is in middle of stage and walks up to smaller stage and stands on platform while dancers do their choreography around him. Then dancers runs back to stage lager stage. The camera shots are a lot of smoother and improved a lot. The choreography is improved as well. The back vocalists are handling up his higher notes while is singing the chorus.
On LED Screens we see neon disco floor with some scenes from music video and on smaller screen we see ”Warsaw” and on lager screen we see ”The Ride”, ”Rafal-The Ride”. Vocally he is improved a lot.

RAFAŁ, Poland, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 13 May 2021
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Natalia starts sitting on their male dancers like on chair, on 1st chorus they do their little dance choreography .On 2nd part of the song the camera shot from up we see the illusions with black and white gradients and pink and white outliner. On 2nd chorus we same the chorus. On build up to 3rd chorus she builds up to high notes. On last part there were fireworks. The LED Screens we see dark pink neon square lines and moving like illusions. The Natalia was wearing short silver shiny dress while 4 male dancers were wearing black suits without shirts. Camera shots are a lot smoother and choreography is better but Natalia needs to move better. On last chorus she is talking high note which she delivers well.

Natalia Gordienko, Moldova, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 13 May 2021
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Daði and Gagnamagnið stand across the stage. we see in galaxy floating 8Bit members of Gagnamagnið and Dadi. On 2nd part on smaller screen we see loads of 8Bit people wearing Dadi’s iconic jumpers. During the instrumental part we see 3 keyboards player create a big circle of keyboards, during the build up to last chorus we see the black screen and gang standing and wind machine activated., At last scene we see each one of them stands in a different position with facial expressions. LED screens of each part were galaxy with floating 8Bit man ,on chorus we see galaxy with purple and yellow funky boxes, on 2nd part non chorus we see floating aliens and army of 8Bit people wearing Dadi’s jumpers. Choreography was excellent and well planned. At end there is spark firework and smoke machine.

Daði og Gagnamagnið, Iceland, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 13 May 2021
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Hurricane girls stands across all the stage and we see 3 white lines. in 1st part we see lines to rectangles. The girls comes up to middle of stage and moves and dances a lot. On LED screens we see white and black gradient and on 2nd part we se ‘Be By Baby” and on chorus we see Red striking colour strikes and its says ”Loco Loco”. On 3rd part we see a disco ball introduces and girls goes to smaller stage front of viewers. The background was shiny and glittered gradient .At end we seen a fireworks. Girls are wearing 3 different versions of black dress with silver diamonds attacked and long latex boots.

Hurricane, Serbia, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 13 May 2021
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At start we see introduction of door opening and then singer introduces the audience to performance. The camera moves across to rest of band. The 1st part of LED screen we see black and white gradients with band members shadows. During the 2nd part the bassist and guitarist faced each other. On chorus we see golden orange lights. The platform of guitarist we see flashing red and yellow lights. On build up to 3rd part of the song the lights goes red and screen goes red. On build up to last chorus the screen goes to red and start of last chorus we see fire and pyro from the top and stage. At end of song singers falls down.

Maneskin main singer is without the shirt and silver pants. While guitarist is classical suit. The bassist Victoria is is suit but without the shirt. The drummer is also wearing a black latex shirt and silver pants. The band is very active. Vocally Maneskin singer was great. The band members were spread around the stage.

Måneskin, Italy, First Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 13 May 2021
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Jendrik starts in close up shot of camera. Then we introduced with whole 3 backup singers and peace sign. The LED screens are paper like with hateful letters and during the chorus everything rips and colour explosion. The 2nd part we see the LED lights with blue, white and
During the instrumental we see fight with peace sign and then we goes with ”jazz break”. On 3rd part everything goes away and he speaks the German speak and on last chorus they all goes to smaller stage to finish the stage. Jendrik was dressed with blue pants, black shirt and pink jacket while backup dancers wore white outfits with different colours each back vocalist like red and yellow and one back vocalist had shorts with pink boots. He and his team was super energetic and he was in tone. He had glittery ukulele with him.

Jendrik, Germany, First Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 13 May 2021
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Starts with screen cracking and leads to Jeangu and its close up to Jeangu and then 2 backup singers join into the scene .On 1st chorus we see wide shot and on LED screen we see ”You can’t brake me” and in middle dancer is dancing. The screens looks like they are cracking. In 2nd part Jeangu and his backup singers and dancer walks to smaller stage and on screens everything goes colourful with letters ‘‘You can’t brake me” in English and Surinamese. At end they walk to end of smaller stage to finish the song. Jeangu outfit is blue jacket and leather with black and red lines overlay and blue and black pants. The dancers are black leather outfit for female singer and for male is grey and black jumper and grey pants. Dancer has red and white body panting and white and grey gradient pants with some chains.

Jeangu Macrooy, The Netherlands, First Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 13 May 2021
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Barbara stands in middle in dark and then light appears from left side of her.
The start is very similar staging at national selection. During the chorus the digital birds fly away from her. On 2nd chorus we see bright light appear across zoomed face shot. The camera movements are moving like go pro camera around her until last moment. There was white/ light blue smoke lighting behind her.Babara was wearing black mini shirt and black pants and black high heels.

Barbara Pravi, France, First Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 13 May 2021
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James stands on platform with 2 white trumpets hanging and LED Screens are wavy and lights are red and light blue. On 1st part blue light with smoke appears behind him. He is joined by 4 dancers wearing white urban clothes. The 2 large white trumpets are putted down.2nd part the lights turns into red and orange colour and flashes. James walks off the platform and walks to left side of stage. He is middle of dancers and then he walks up the middle of stage and walks to right stage. On the bridge the green lasers are pointing on platform where James stands. James is wearing black shirt, black pants and leather jacket with golden chain across his neck. Dominant colours are red, blue, white and black. James for 1st rehearsal sounds great.

James Newman, United Kingdom, First Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 13 May 2021
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Blas Canto stands in middle in dark and blue lights behind him from right in accapella start. Then melody starts and sky behind him and we see the moon with lines behind him. On 2nd part we see the dark blue lights flashes. The moon is appears on the screen. The LED screens we see the star explosion and moon in middle of stage. On last chorus we see the fire explosion and the moon turns red. Blas was wearing black shirt, black pants and black shoes.

Blas Cantó, Spain, First Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 13 May 2021
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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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