Eurovision 2017: First rehearsals continue with Australia

by Gil Laufer 1,865 views

1st rehearsal30 April 2017
10:20 - 10:50
Meet & Greet: 12:40 - 13:00
Isaiah Firebrace
Don't Come Easy
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* the rating is based on the general opinion from the viewing press representatives.

Long dark grey coat with black pants

30/04/2017 8:00 pm

Isaiah placed in fifth position in day 1 of ESCToday’s Daily Press Poll 2017, having received a total of 37 points from across 35 press voters.

Norma John of #Finland had the best rehearsal today according to the Press Poll. Azerbaijan and Portugal were also among today's favourites. What do you think of the results?Yle Euroviisut

Posted by Esctoday on Sunday, April 30, 2017

30/04/2017 6:45 pm

How did Australia rank in day 1 of ESCToday’s Press Poll 2017? Follow our live video with the full results from today’s rehearsals!

Kyiv Calling: Day 1 Rehearsals and Press Poll

Tune in at ESCToday and check the first Press Poll live from #Kyiv!

Posted by Esctoday on Sunday, April 30, 2017

30/04/2017 2:36 pm

“I’m having a blast here in Ukraine!” – Isaiah’s reaction following his first rehearsal

Hey everyone! WOW! I'm having a blast here in Ukraine and my first rehearsal is done and dusted… although there are many more to come 😂🇺🇦

Posted by Isaiah on Sunday, April 30, 2017

30/04/2017 1:00 pm

Backstage and Rehearsal:

30/04/2017 11:15 am

Snippet of Rehearsal:

30/04/2017 1:48 pm

You may check out a gallery of rehearsal photos taken by Andres Putting (from

In his Meet & Greet in the IEC, Isaiah said that it’s amazing to take part in Eurovision for Australia as the contest is quite popular in his country. About his participation, he stated that he will try to do his best as was advised by his friend Jessica Mauboy, with whom he has toured in Australia.

Furthermore, he stated:

The performance should give an intimate feeling; there are always things to work on, such as the camera shots.

Check out the Meet & Greet with Isaiah via the official SBS Facebook page!

Join Isaiah live in Kyiv as he meets and greets the Eurovision press.

Posted by SBS Eurovision on Sunday, April 30, 2017

It seems that Sweden invaded Australia as the most significant details of the performance are the backdrop featuring Isaiah himself as well as a round treadmill that he walks on. These are in use during parts of the song so they manage to be combined well and not in an annoying or repetitive way.

The overall colours of the stage go from blue to pink and along with Isaiah’s vocals that don’t fall from the studio version, it seems that this is the strongest package we have seen so far today.

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