We are back at the Expo Tel Aviv, as the second rehearsals for the 35 countries competing at the two semi-finals have now well and truly 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 and it’s time for Poland, Slovenia and the Czech Republic to return on-stage. ESCToday will be bringing you exclusive footage from the hosting venue of Eurovision 2019.
04 | Poland
Tulia – Fire of love (Pali sie)
Following last year’s semi-final elimination, Poland has picked the female group Tulia in order to fly the country’s flag at Eurovision. With a traditional sound and costumes, Tulia will bring the Polish language back to the contest and will fight for a spot at Saturday’s Grand Final.
Exclusive clip of Poland’s second rehearsal
05 | Slovenia
Zala Kralj and Gašper Šantl – Sebi
The duo of young artists Zala Kralj and Gašper Šantl has arrived again on the Eurovision stage and delivered an emotional performance of their song Sebi. This entry has been characterized by many as a “dark horse”. What’s your own opinion?
Exclusive clip of Slovenia’s second rehearsal
06 | Czech Republic
Lake Malawi – Friend of a friend
Czech Republic returns to the Eurovision stage, one year after their best ever result with Mikolas Josef in Lisbon. Insisting on male performers this year, the country of Central Europe sends the indie pop band Lake Malawi in the hope of yet another high placing on the scoreboard. Will the boys make it for their nation?
Exclusive clip of Czech Republic’s second rehearsal