Following a short pause for the Israeli Rememberance Day yesterday, we are now back at the Expo Tel Aviv, as the second rehearsals for the 35 countries competing at the two semi-finals have now well kicked-off! Today sees the first 15 acts of the first semi-final again on-stage, ready to perfect their upcoming performances!
Opposite to the first bunch of technical rehearsals, where all delegations have a 30-minute stage session, this time is now shortened to 20 minutes. Afterwards, each country’s delegates will be attending their staging, vocals and lightning in the viewing room and any necessary changes will be requested. Besides their second rehearsals, all delegations will be giving a 20-minute press conference to the accredited press at the arena.
The rehearsals’ schedule follows the announced running order of the semi-final evening. Thus, the first three countries to take to the stage today are Cyprus, Montenegro and Finland. ESCToday will be bringing you exclusive footage from the hosting venue of Eurovision 2019.
01 | Cyprus
Tamta – Replay
Cyprus is back for their first rehearsal. Tamta and her boys deliver a very powerful performance for the island of Aphrodite, which aspires to… Replay their last year’s triumph with Eleni Foureira. Will Tamta bring the trophy to Cyprus for the first time in its history?
Exclusive rehearsal clip of Cyprus’ second rehearsal
02 | Montenegro
D mol – Heaven
The Montenegrin hopefuls are in… Heaven representing their country at this year’s Eurovision! The 6-member group which consists of equal number of male and female performers will try to bring the Balkan state to the final for the second time in its Eurovision history. Will they be among the 10 qualifiers of the night?
Exclusive rehearsal clip of Montenegro’s second rehearsal
03 | Finland
Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman – Look away
The world-renowned disc jockey and performer Darude is all set to try his luck at Eurovision with his native country Finland, joined by his close friend and colleague Sebastian Rejman. During the current decade, Finland has had a record of unsatisfying Eurovision results and has never entered the Top 10 since their first victory in 2006. Can Darude leave behind the recent poor placings?
Exclusive rehearsal clip of Finland’s second rehearsal