Rehearsals are now well and truly underway in the city of Tel Aviv, which will be hosting this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Today sees the third day of rehearsals, with the first half of the second semi-final evening taking to the impressive stage of Expo Tel Aviv.
Nine countries are all set to make their debut onstage, 10 days before their live performance at the second semi-final. Following their rehearsal, a Meet & Greet session will be coming next. These countries are Armenia, Ireland, Moldova, Switzerland, Latvia, Romania, Denmark, Sweden and Austria.
Next onstage is Latvia, which has swapped places with Moldova for today’s rehearsals. The Baltic state is being represented by the group Carousel, which won their national selection Supernova 2019. After 2016, The country hasn’t competed at the Grand Final. Will they make it this year?
Carousel from Latvia are channelling seventies boho vibes, as their lead singer, Sabīne, appears on stage in a relaxed lacy dress,belted around the waist. She completes her hippie look with a large hat. All the other band members are wearing various casual white shirts and dark trousers.