Photo: Andres Putting

Ten countries took to the stage of Rotterdam Ahoy arena to have their second rehearsal on 13 May. Destiny showed us a costume change, Stefania ironed out her green-screen glitches, Hurricane blew us all away, and that’s just a sample.

After reading the reviews from the press and watching the official rehearsal clips, we asked you to vote for which act you thought delivered the best second rehearsal out of these ten countries.

Y’all let your voices be heard. And now after counting 3,456 votes, we have a winner…

Stefania delivered your favourite second rehearsal on 13 May

Coming out on top is Stefania, just like she did in her first rehearsal poll. The star representing Greece earned 766 votes, which is 22.16% of the total.

We got to see a bit more of Stefania’s green screen tricks in this second rehearsal and her partly invisible dancers. These were the thoughts of wiwiblogger Padraig upon seeing Greece’s second rehearsal:

“Technically, this was a much better rehearsal for Greece. All the glitches seem to have been ironed out. Mercifully, Stefania’s midriff remains intact for the entirety of the performance. It’s all coming together in terms of choreo and vocals. However, there are movements of uncertainty in Stefania’s eyes. She’s not owning the stage quite yet.”

Second place in the poll goes to Malta’s Destiny, who picks up 671 votes (19.42%) for her performance of “Je Me Casse”. She decided to switch her wardrobe up for this second rehearsal and wore a sparkly silver dress (though kept the thigh-high pink boots from the first rehearsal). This change seems to have been a good one according to you, as it helped Destiny climb in the daily rehearsal poll after placing fifth following her first rehearsal.

The bronze medal goes to Daði og Gagnamagnið of Iceland. The group bring their quirky geek-chic charm to Eurovision thanks to their entry “10 Years”. Their visuals are filled with characters from their mobile game Think About Aliens and the group deliver a fun performance that keeps viewers entertained throughout. In the poll, Daði og Gagnamagnið earned 627 votes (18.14%).

Storming into fourth place are Hurricane from Serbia. The trio bring a full-on performance to the contest and they’ve been rewarded for it with 604 votes (17.48%).

Rounding out the top five is San Marino’s Senhit. While a certain rapper by the name of Flo Rida is still not present, that hasn’t stopped the Freaky Queen from turning heads herself. Senhit received 339 votes (9.81%).

Poll results: Who had the best second rehearsal on 13 May?

  1. Greece: Stefania – “Last Dance” – 22.16%  (766 votes)
  2. Malta: Destiny – “Je Me Casse” – 19.42%  (671 votes)
  3. Iceland: Daði og Gagnamagnið – “10 Years” – 18.14%  (627 votes)
  4. Serbia: Hurricane – “Loco Loco” – 17.48%  (604 votes)
  5. San Marino: Senhit – “Adrenalina” – 9.81%  (339 votes)
  6. Austria: Vincent Bueno – “Amen” – 4.05%  (140 votes)
  7. Moldova: Natalia Gordienko – “Sugar” – 3.01%  (104 votes)
  8. Estonia: Uku Suviste – “The Lucky One” – 2.17%  (75 votes)
  9. Czech Republic: Benny Cristo – “omaga” – 2%  (69 votes)
  10. Poland: Rafal – “The Ride” – 1.76%  (61 votes)

Total Votes: 3,456

Do you agree that Stefania had the best second rehearsal amongst these acts? Who do you think will improve ahead of the live shows? Let us know in the comments below!

Read more Eurovision 2021 rehearsal news here

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CyxCy
CyxCy
5 months ago

Stefania’s song is really great. it sounds very 80s and at the same time it’s ultra modern, and she brings all the freshness of her youth. BUT this staging and these costumes, really, no. If they had stayed in a style similar to that of the music video she would have had every chance, but this choice doesn’t really put the whole thing in value.

Mike
5 months ago

I want to tell you because I am from Greece and I know more or less what the Greek participation will do and I have seen some plans, it is not as cheap as you say. And do not forget that everyone’s the Greek team takes a risk because after many years it wants to be in again in the top ten and you sit and judge a rehearsal as the word REVIEW says it that are done precisely to correct mistakes that may have occurred. now that I do not like what they do in every Greek mission I… Read more »

Dawid
Dawid
5 months ago

Is this original, sure. Does it make sense, no. Does it look good, no. It’s just as out of the place as Vasil’s disco ball

Chris
Chris
5 months ago

Oh come on Stefania/Greece don’t be a dick to the audiences on the arena…
I saw the Brit/Grammys/MTV acts and they are all so well choreographed and staged but for some reason Eurovision has to be full LED and graphics all over the place….

gurki loko
gurki loko
5 months ago

I think Stefania may share Benjamin Ingrosso fate as in people would not respond to watching a videoclip.

voix
voix
5 months ago
Reply to  gurki loko

i heard she has more “normal” shots than Ingrosso

Safiya
Safiya
5 months ago

During the first rehearsal, I was watching the Wiwibloggs livestream and I can remember fans being mad at Esma, who said that the Greek staging looked cheap in her opinion. I know what she meant now and I kinda agree. This green screen effect looks dated to me, like something taken out of a 80s/90s video, but not in a good “retro-nostalgia” way. But I’m just judging a very short rehearsal snippet, so it might look completely different next week.

Sot
Sot
5 months ago
Reply to  Safiya

Imo the only thing that matters is the whole package behind it and I heard somewhere that there will be a Sergey-Lazarev kind of wall but not exactly

Euro fan
Euro fan
5 months ago

Sure jan

Manuel Treill
Manuel Treill
5 months ago

The Greek fans back at it again…

Y’all need to realize that no matter how much you hype your entry in the end it’s not you who decide and neither is this the final outcome so just… y’know, take it easy for once

Brett Young
Brett Young
5 months ago
Reply to  Manuel Treill

Karma (not the Albanian entry) can be really nasty sometimes, remember how much everybody loved Mei Feingold’s song, staging, choreography etc. and it failed to qualify (I don’t think Greece will suffer that fate) but I can see the outcome being a disappointment, and maybe more so with all the hype because we’re all the more critical.

Lucianna
Lucianna
5 months ago

I’m sorry, but the hyped staging for Greece looks actually rather cheap… I expected something wow, but this is…meh.

Who am I?
Who am I?
5 months ago
Reply to  Lucianna

That’s my point, the video that EBU uploaded shows nothing yet… I guess they like to keep us in suspense

Jack
Jack
5 months ago

Sergey was also getting a lot of hate in this website (still remember people calling him here useless when he fell from the wall in a rehearsal), but that was a moment for eurovision. Stefania has the potential to be the Sergey of 2021 but these effects are much more difficult to implement. Even if it works or not I appreciate that they try to present something new and take the contest a step further

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Stephanie
Stephanie
5 months ago

So predictable…

Matt
Matt
5 months ago

By the clip shown on youtube this is deffo not the best rehearsal at all..
Invisible man “aka” hologram is soooooo badly executed and looks very weird..

Who am I?
Who am I?
5 months ago

I don’t understand why the EBU did not post a good video of stefania from the second rehearsal. The video that was posted on the eurovision channel does NOT showcase the wowing moments of this performance. Unfortunately people will have to wait until the semifinals to witness what the press has been witnessing. I guess the EBU wants to give the audience an incentive to watch the semi in order to find out what stefania is doing on stage and to increase viewership. If you can’t wait for the semi to see what stefania is doing on stage there is… Read more »

Last edited 5 months ago by Who am I?
Ende
Ende
5 months ago
Reply to  Who am I?

I hope what you say is true because the snippet was over disappointing. I want the performance to be as good as Stefania’s beautiful voice !

Who am I?
Who am I?
5 months ago
Reply to  Ende

I promise you that what you see in that rehearsal video is nothing. The press is not hyping this for no reason. I mean you will see stefania flying and interacting with the floating clothes. You seen none of that in the rehearsal video

Last edited 5 months ago by Who am I?
Carl
Carl
5 months ago
Reply to  Ende

I’m sure she has a beautiful voice but would be difficult to tell about that, as most of the song has pre-recorded vocals. One can barely hear her.

Who am I?
Who am I?
5 months ago
Reply to  Carl

What?? The entire 1st minute of the song you can only hear her voice. So what you are saying is not true. Also go watch poland haha

Evan
Evan
5 months ago
Reply to  Who am I?

The channel intentionally doesn’t share the best moments of the performances for the exact reason to get fans excited to see it when it actually airs which is what you mentioned. That wasn’t just the case for Stefania and Greece but many of the other performances as well. Malta, Iceland, San Marino, and Cyprus, among others, were the same way and they want you to be wowed on Tuesday and Thursday. Everything will be worth the wait!

Who am I?
Who am I?
5 months ago
Reply to  Evan

I guess it’s good to have that anticipation as it enhances a fan’s eurovision experience. This contest will definitely be remembered for many years to come

Last edited 5 months ago by Who am I?
Batkas
Batkas
5 months ago
Reply to  Who am I?

I am still waiting for the light to shine to the moon and back!