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 fourth day of rehearsals, with the second 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, 9 days before their live performance at the second semi-final. Following their rehearsal, a Meet & Greet session will be coming next. These countries are Croatia, Malta, Lithuania, Russia, Albania, Norway, The Netherlands, North Macedonia and Azerbaijan.
As the Day 4 of rehearsals is slowly coming to an end, it’s time for the bookies’ hot favourite to get onstage. Playing his piano, Duncan Laurence delivers an atmospheric performance of his entry Arcade, in the hope of a 5th Dutch Eurovision victory.
Duncan Laurence is wearing an outfit which he explained to us earlier today. He wears loose dark blue trousers, a matching box-y jacket and a lighter blue shirt underneath. The clothes were made by Dutch designer Sjaak Hullekes from the brand Hul le Kes.
Here, sustainability is central to their principles, so Duncan’s outfit has been made from 100-year-old French linen. Clothing from Hul le Kes has an infinite life cycle, one full of stories, change and character. As well as Duncan’s stage outfit, they have also made him another jacket out of antique French linen to be worn in the green room.
Gallery of The Netherlands’ first rehearsal
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