Lisbon Bound: Second rehearsals begin with Azerbaijan, Iceland and Albania

by Jessica Weaver 2,220 views

The first set of semi-final rehearsals have been completed, now it’s time to move on to the second rehearsals of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest! Artists from the first semi-final are back in the Lisbon arena once again, ready for their second set of rehearsals.

It’s day 5 of rehearsals at the Altice Arena in the Eurovision 2018 host city of Lisbon, with the second rehearsals for the semi-finalists set to kick off today! In total, 15 artists will take to the stage for their second rehearsal, with some potential changes expected to be made over from their first rehearsals.

All of today’s performers are from semi-final 1; from Azerbaijan through to Finland, it will be a packed day of rehearsals for the semi-final 1 participants today, with second rehearsals continuing tomorrow.

01 | Azerbaijan

Kicking off today’s second rehearsals is Aisel from Azerbaijan, who will open the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with her entry X my heart. Here’s a look at some exclusive camera footage of Azerbaijan’s performance, as provided by the official Eurovision channel.

Together with footage, here are some additional images of Azerbaijan’s rehearsal.

03 | Albania

Eugent Bushpepa of Albania was second onstage today ahead of the previously scheduled Iceland, whose team were caught up in a traffic jam on their way to the arena. This will not effect the official semi-final 1 running order. Have a look at the official footage from Albania’s second rehearsal.

Here’s a look at the first official images of Albania’s second rehearsal this morning.

02 | Iceland

Next up today is Ari Ólafsson of Iceland, who will compete in the first semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest next Tuesday with his entry Our choice. Ari has just completed his second rehearsal at the Altice Arena. Here’s a look at Iceland’s second rehearsal with the official footage from Eurovision.

Check out the images from Iceland’s second rehearsal in Lisbon.

ESCToday is growing and always looks for new members to join our team! Feel free to drop us a line if you're interested! Use the Contact Us page or send us an email at vacancies@esctoday.com!