Six automatic qualifiers, six second rehearsals on 15 May. Måneskin went crimson with a costume change, Jendrik brought the energy, Barbara Pravi delivered another enchanting performance, and that’s just half of the acts.
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 the automatic qualifiers.
A total of 2,771 votes were cast in our final rehearsal poll of the Eurovision 2021 fortnight. And now we have a result…
Måneskin delivered your favourite second rehearsal on 15 May
The winner of this poll is Måneskin from Italy. The band’s second rehearsal of “Zitti E Buoni” earned 1,097 votes, which is 39.59% of the total.
Måneskin changed their outfits up for this rehearsal, but they still brought their natural charisma to the stage. Add in a plethora of pyrotechnics, and the Italian group rocked the Rotterdam Ahoy arena to its core.
This is what wiwiblogger Padraig said after viewing Måneskin’s second Eurovision rehearsal:
“Måneskin are looking very comfortable with their new status as one of the bookmakers’ favourites to win Eurovision 2021. The pressure definitely isn’t getting to them, and all four looked as chill as ever. They’ve switched up their outfits so that they’re all in the same burgundy colour scheme with what looks to be gold trimmings. Damiano’s costume is particularly eye-catching. It’s much more glam. And while his abs are no longer visible, he still oozes sex appeal. The pyro bombardment at the end remains a wow moment.”
In second place is France’s Barbara Pravi. She came out on top of our automatic qualifier first rehearsal poll, but has to settle for silver this time around. The chanteuse gave another stellar rehearsal and remains one of the favourites to take home the trophy with her sophisticated and moving performance of “Voilà”. Barbara picked up 886 votes (31.97%).
Meanwhile, Jeangu Macrooy has risen up the rankings since our previous poll. The home nation representative finishes third with 226 votes (8.16%). Jeangu’s song “Birth Of A New Age” showcases his Surinamese heritage and the star has brought elements of this to this stage show. He’s joined by two backing vocalists and a dancer before the arena bursts into colour during the final moments of the song.
Spain’s Blas Cantó stays steady at fourth place with 220 votes (7.94%).
Jendrik from Germany climbs one to fifth place after earning 177 votes (6.39%).
The United Kingdom’s James Newman then finishes in sixth position with 165 votes (5.95%). This is somewhat of a fall from grace after James claimed the bronze medal in our first rehearsal poll for the automatic qualifiers.
Poll results: Who had the best second rehearsal on 15 May?
- Italy: Måneskin – “Zitti E Buoni” – 39.59% (1,097 votes)
- France: Barbara Pravi – “Voilà” – 31.97% (886 votes)
- The Netherlands: Jeangu Macrooy – “Birth of a New Age” – 8.16% (226 votes)
- Spain: Blas Cantó – “Voy a quedarme” – 7.94% (220 votes)
- Germany: Jendrik – “I Don’t Feel Hate” – 6.39% (177 votes)
- United Kingdom: James Newman – “Embers” – 5.95% (165 votes)
Total Votes: 2,771
Do you agree that Måneskin 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!