The open rehearsals for tomorrow’s Eurovision Second Semi-Final are going underway at the IEC in Kyiv! The 18 participating countries and 2 of the Big 5 as well as the host country Ukraine are making today their first dress rehearsals, which are open to the public.
With the second semi-final jury show taking place later on tonight, this afternoon sees the first full run-through of the show in today’s open rehearsal in which artists from the 18 competing countries will take to the stage.
The next full dress rehearsal takes place this evening and is also the jury show for the second semi-final. The jury will watch tonight’s show live and will submit their votes to the EBU which will make up 50% of the semi-final vote.
The remaining 50% will be determined tomorrow evening by the public televote and will be added to the jury votes, with the top 10 from semi-final 2 qualifying to Saturday’s final.
Joci Pápai from Hungary is the 7th artist to take the stage today for his rehearsal. Without any special changes from his first rehearsals and with his female gypsy dancer, he performs his song Origo in his national language Hungarian.
Anja Nissen has potentially become one of the favourites to progress tomorrow to the Grand Final of Saturday. All alone on the stage and with staging almost the same as that to the Danish national final, she is going to appear live in Kyiv.
The young Brendan Murray from Ireland is the next to take the stage with his ballad Dying to try. Accompanied by atmospheric staging of mountains, clouds and cities in black, the Irish entrant is ready to do his best for qualification.
10 San Marino
For the 4th time the Sanmarinese Valentina Monetta along with Jimmie Wilson this time, rehearses on the stage of Eurovision. Their song Spirit of the night is sung ahead of a colourful stage.
Jacques Houdek impresses with his voice during his dress rehearsal. With violins, cello players and three backing singers, Jacques is one more hopeful to compete for one ticket to the final.
With a staging full of graphics and visualisations and electronic instruments, it’s surely an enjoyable uptempo entry from Norway. There aren’t any remarkable changes from the Norwegian national final, Melodi Grand Prix 2017.
Videos courtesy from ESCKAZ.