LIVE Eurovision 2021 Day 7 Rehearsals review

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

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

CountryTimePress Meet & Greet
Georgia10:00 – 10:2011:15 – 11:35
Albania10:25 – 10:4511:40 – 12:00
Portugal10:50 – 11:1012:05 – 12:25
Bulgaria11:15- 11:3512:30 – 12:50
Finland11:40 – 12:0012:55 – 13:15
Break12:00 – 13:15
Latvia13:05 – 13:2514:20 – 14:40
Switzerland13:30 – 13:5014:45 – 15:05
Denmark13:55 – 14:1515:10 – 13:35

Tornike starts in middle of LED screen sides opens up like the door. Tornike in dark blue light shines behind him and he walks up to the stage middle and it fades away. The golden lights flies around him and blue spotlight on him. He has wooden box and he sits down. The lyrics on his face appears. In chorus he stands up and spread like blue coloured in screen. The Blue painting flashes. He was wearing white shirt ,black pants and black shoes. Vocally he was better than 1st rehearsal. Camera angles are improved but still needs improvement.

Tornike Kipiani, Georgia, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 14 May 2021
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ALBANIA

Anxhela starts in middle of stage and screen is is bright red smoke. Then smoke circle appears which is are red to white to red and then drop of turquoise smoke. During the chorus that red and turquoise smoke appears. Anxhela turns left and right chorus. During the build up to 3rd part Anxhela disappears and we see red smoke appears and on clouds of smoke appears with golden orange appears and end of the song fades away the smoke. Anxhela was wearing short dress with silver diamonds. Anxhela was great and effects and camera angles are improved from the first rehearsal.

Anxhela Peristeri, Albania, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 14 May 2021
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Tatanka walks up to stage middle and everything is black and white effect. The camera angles show each side of band members and goes to close up to Tatanka and fades away. In first chorus we see some shots from zoom in and whole stage .On build up the 2nd part the black and white effect fades away and we see dark blue lights on LED screens. On 2nd chorus we see Golden screen with orchestra, hearts, city and man walking across the street and during the animation Tatanka fallows the animation and walks up to smaller stage. On 3rd part we see golden lights shine and we see Tatanka finishes the song and playing the guitar solo as well.
The Black Mamba was wearing elegant and modern classic suits. Camera shots and effects are really smooth and top notch from 1st rehearsal. Tatanka vocally was superb.

The Black Mamba, Portugal, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 14 May 2021
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Victoria starts by sitting on platform, and the sand brown dust appearing and sand raining from top like the sand clock any visuals that will make as feel that time really run fast as we swimming the ocean called life, and the camera shot and then close up to Victoria. On 1st chorus we see the wide shot of the whole performance of the stage. We see the ocean and galaxy. On 2nd part we see the cameras shot on picture laying behind of her of her and father and Victoria looks at an old photo . On 2nd part she walks up to the sand. The sand stops and then Victoria walks up to second side platform. On last chorus we got wide shot of the stage and we see the lights goes to gold and she finishes the song. Camera angles should needs to improvement but its just 1st run of 2nd rehearsal and they will fix it. Also the smoke machine active of imitation of sand dust. Vocally Victoria was good but saving the best for final shows.

VICTORIA, Bulgaria, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 14 May 2021
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Blind Channel starts with LED screens when guitarist from down playing and then turn to stage. We see wide shots of the band. The band singers a lot close ups to singers and other band members. We see a lot of red, blue and white flashing lights .On 2nd part we see the camera shots of each band members. On band members their middle fingers are in red paint. On build up of 3rd chorus we see half naked singer on LED Floors and screens and singer walks up to the stage showing the palm written ”Join” and on last chorus we see a lot of flashing lights. During the performance we see on guitarist shows back of guitar which is also written ”Join”. During the chorus we see fire ball pyro.

Blind Channel, Finland, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 14 May 2021
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Latvia’s third run has been more successful than anything we have seen of them in the current rehearsals. The show begins on a dark stage with Samanta with her back to the audience.
She is wearing a dark green dress, with a sort of long matching colour gloves. Her three back vocalists wear a green face mask as well as green clothes (high skirts if I remember correctly).
In the part of the Spanish element, its accompaniments can be seen in rhythmic clapping movements.
Voice-wise, she was powerful. Improve the shooting angle. There is a video – art of identified palms forming a crown over Samanta’s head and this can sometimes be seen on the LED floor. The stage is lit in gold and yellow.

Samanta Tīna, Latvia, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 14 May 2021
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Gjon starts on platform standing while a lot hand movements and lights flashing during the build up to chorus. The LED Screens are metal melting effect. The camera moments are a lot of zoom’s in’s and outs. On 2nd chorus we see Gjon move across the platform and moving the hands. On build up lights goes to black and then purple light appears. On 3rd chorus the smoke machine appears behind the platform and a lot of white flashing lights. Camera shots is improved a lot and vocally Gjon was great.

Gjon’s Tears, Switzerland, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 14 May 2021
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Jesper walks to stage and stands up on platform. The staging is very neon disco floor gradient with pink and light blue. During the chorus we see neon pink triangles going forward on LED screens. On 2nd part we see camera shots to Jesper and guitarist and back vocalists and during it wide shots. Its very similar from national selection staging but with upgrade. Jesper during the instrumental part runs to smaller stage and runs back to platform to finish the song at end there is sparkles. Jesper vocally sounds great. Camera shots needs to improve but its good.

Fyr Og Flamme, Denmark, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 14 May
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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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