Eurovision 2017: Time for Romania’s first rehearsal

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1st rehearsal2 May 2017
12:40 - 13:10
Meet & Greet: 15:00 - 15:20
Ilinca feat. Alex Florea
Yodel It!
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On stage today, Ilinca is wearing tight black jeans and a black blouse with floral embroidery. In all her previous performances, she has worn a mini dress, so it is unlikely this is her final choice.

Alex is wearing a low cut t-shirt, jeans and a jacket. He also has a guitar earring today.

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Ilinca and Alex finished in second position in day 3 of ESCToday’s Daily Press Poll 2017, receiving a total of 72 points from today’s 35 viewing press representatives

Nathan Trent from #Austria is the winner of our Press Poll today, with Ilinca The Artist and Alex Florea from #Romania…

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02/05/2017 6:45 pm

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Another day and another full rehearsal finds its way online:

02/05/2017 1:46 pm

Here’s a look at Romania’s first stage rehearsal!

02/05/2017 1:33 pm

Backstage with Ilinca and Alex during their first rehearsal:

02/05/2017 1:26 pm

Colours and cannons! Official images from Romania’s first rehearsal this afternoon ( ©):

02/05/2017 1:13 pm

Plenty of colour is seen at the IEC with Romanian yodeling it in Kyiv!

Si acum, de la "cald" imaginile mult asteptateee!!Hai Ilinca si Alex!!!#Romania!! 🇷🇴

Posted by Eurovision Romania on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Initial glimpse at Romania’s rehearsal!

02/05/2017 1:01 pm

Backstage before Romania’s first rehearsal. More to come…

In backstage. …

Posted by Eurovision Romania on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

02/05/2017 12:41 pm

Ilinca and Alex signing the Wall of Diversity in the press centre

Ziua a inceput cu vise! :)S-au scris visele pe Wall of Diversity! Ilinca si Alex au trecut pe la ceva interviuri si soundcheck!Urmeaza repetitia!! 🇷🇴

Posted by Eurovision Romania on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

02/05/2017 12:09 pm

First photos of the day with the Romanian team, outside the IEC in Kyiv!

Primele fotografii ale zilei!! Hai Romania! 🏅🏅🇷🇴

Posted by Eurovision Romania on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Ilinca & Alex take to their meet & greet session and discuss today’s rehearsal with the press.

Following a small incident on stage in which Alex failed to climb on top of one of the cannons on time, Ilinca said:

I was yodeling and just saw that cannon in my face!

Ilinca continues:

I first heard yodeling when I was 12 and I fell in love with the sound of it. I thought it was so funny and I wanted to try it and taught myself how to yodel.

Romania is providing our second laugh of this year’s Eurovision, following the neighbours from Moldova. Ilinca and Alex perform in a similar way to the national selection, but the marching rhythm in the beginning of the song that’s visualised by toy soldiers on the backdrop develop later to cannons.

When Ilinca is busy singing by herself, Alex and the fellow backing singer reveal two big shiny cannons that will probably do something (we haven’t seen enough runs so far) and Alex sits on one of them. It is all about taking this already bizzare song into new higher levels of bizzare, in a funny and appealing way.

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