The first rehearsals for the semi-finalists concludes this afternoon with the last 4 countries taking to the Globe Arena stage, and we here at ESCToday are ready to bring you the latest news live from the arena itself.
Rehearsals from Slovenia, Bulgaria, Denmark and Ukraine got underway this morning, with only a further 4 competing semi-final countries still to take to the stage this afternoon.
Day 4 of rehearsals: The schedule
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The last 4 nations rehearsing on in the arena today are Norway, Georgia, Albania and Belgium, each of whom will embark on their first rehearsals on the Eurovision stage where they will get to test everything stage and choreography related. A short video including a first impression of each rehearsal will be uploaded via the official Eurovision YouTube channel.
15 Norway: Agnete – Icebreaker
Agnete is first to take to the Eurovision stage for her first rehearsal at the Globe Arena. Agnete enters the stage wearing a long white costume, the same outfit she wore during the Norwegian national final back in February. A very icy feel to the performance to fit with the name of the Norwegian entry, shades of blue and white fill the stage and arena. Agnete is joined on stage by a solo dancer who performs on a podium in the background.
16 Georgia: Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz – Midnight gold
A strong use of LED screens and effects have been used throughout the Georgian performance by Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz. Appearing on the backing LED screens is a kaleidoscope effect along with a number of flashing lights. Each of the band members also appear on the backing screens at different stages of the performance. The band members perform with their musical instruments at the centre of the stage.
17: Albania: Eneda Tarifa – Fairytale
Eneda Tarifa is the penultimate act to take to the Eurovision stage this afternoon, performing alongside 3 backing vocalists. Eneda stands in the centre of the stage throughout her performance; the stage lights up in colder blue colours which then transforms into colours of warm gold. The LED screens include images of circular sparkling stars. Smoke fills the lower half of the stage throughout Albania’s performance.
18 Belgium: Laura Tesoro – What’s the pressure
Laura Tesoro is the last participant to take to the stage today for rehearsals. Laura is joined by 4 backing vocalists; 2 male and 2 female. Everyone performing on the stage for Belgium dressed in casual clothes, wearing shirts and jeans. A wind machine features heavily in the Belgian performance from the start as Laura enters the stage, the staging lighting up in warm golden colours. Strong choreography features in Laura’s performance, dancing in sync with the backing dancers. Laura walks down the catwalk towards the latter part of the performance.
From the first impressions of each country, whose performance are you most looking forward in the live shows on the 10 and 12 May? Stay tuned as later today from 18:30 CEST, we’ll be bringing you the latest results from the daily press poll live from the Globe Arena.