Eurovision 2017: Time for Iceland’s first rehearsal

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1st rehearsal1 May 2017
11:00 - 11:30
Meet & Greet: 13:20 - 13:40
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* the rating is based on the general opinion from the viewing press representatives.

Svala is only wearing part of her final costume today. She is wearing leggings, a white crop top and a white corset. Over this, she dons a brilliant white superhero-esque cape with shoulder pads fastened with a structure over the top of her chest.

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“My first day in Eurovision was awesome!” – Svala’s reaction after her first rehearsal in Kyiv

My first day in Eurovision was awesome! 😃

Geplaatst door SVALA op Maandag 1 mei 2017

01/05/2017 3:30 pm

Svala completes her first rehearsal in the host city of Kyiv

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Have a look at the official short video of Iceland’s first rehearsal as well as some behind-the-scenes footage!

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Here’s a peek at some images from Svala’s first rehearsal at the IEC (Thomas Hanses/ ©)

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Initial reactions following Svala’s first rehearsal:

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Snippet of Rehearsal:

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Svala arrives in Kyiv, ready to tomorrow’s first rehearsal at the IEC

Hello Eurovision, I'm finally here! ❤️

Posted by SVALA on Sunday, April 30, 2017

Svala enters her meet & greet session next today and discusses her idea behind the staging of this year’s Icelandic entry:

I wanted to stand alone on stage to show that I can handle it as the song is personal and talks about living with difficulties.

Svala went on to speak of her role as a mentor on The Voice of Iceland.

The Icelandic representative confirmed that today’s outfit is not fully complete as she has only performed in part of her whole outfit during today’s first rehearsal.

Svala spoke of her reasons for competing in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest:

I’m here for bringing my voice and my music to a wider audience and that’s what important for me regarding participating in Eurovision.

Iceland seems to be still lost in the Eurovision world as two years of non qualification may well continue to a third one.

Not playing with shadows this time, Iceland’s performance is yet very Icelandic in terms of colourful aurora lights and lasers. Svala’s voice is getting lost among the music and her moves on stage doesn’t seem to follow a pattern. Although it might be a good overall performance, it is very forgettable among stronger and more significant entries that we have in the run.

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