Eurovision 2017: Grand Final open rehearsals are underway

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The semi-finals are over! We are now in the final stage to learn who will take the trophy of the Eurovision Song Contest to their country tomorrow in the Grand Final, which is scheduled to be held at 21:00 CET in Kyiv.

The organizers of Eurovision published the running order for tomorrow’s Final during the first hours of the day. The final result of the contest will be determined by the tele-voting and the national juries, both having a 50% stake.

The open rehearsals began a few hours ago, while the next full dress rehearsals are set for the evening, which will also be the jury show. The juries will watch tonight’s show live and will submit their votes to the EBU which will make up 50% of the Final vote.

The remaining 50% will be determined tomorrow evening by the public televote and will be added to the jury votes, proclaiming the winner of the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest.

01 Israel

The representative of Israel IMRI closed yesterday’s 2nd Semi-Final and opens the Grand Final. With a strong uptempo performance with his dancers, IMRI aims at a good final place for his country.

02 Poland

Kasia Moś was for many a surprise qualifier, but Poland is once again present in the Grand Final! Dressed totally in white, she rehearses for her ballad Flashlight.

03 Belarus

The group NAVIBAND managed to be one of the 10 qualifiers of the Second Semi-Final. For the very first time their national language is heard in the Eurovision Song Contest. With a forest-walk feel to the performance, the duo appears in an atmospheric scenery.

04 Austria

25-year old Nathan Trent will also compete in the Grand Final. Austria has this year yet another appearance with a strong backdrop with Nathan performing both on and off the moon constantly.

05 Armenia

Armenia celebrates diversity this year with the choreography of their entry Fly with me, as Eastern-inspired hand gestures are present in their performance. An expected qualifier, Artsvik seems to aim high again for their final placing.

06 Netherlands

The 3 sisters who sing for their mother managed to gain their qualification to the final. With great chemistry between them and a song written by their father, they have a serious chance to be found in a decent placing in the scoreboard.

07 Moldova

SunStroke Project stir up the International Exhibition Centre for sure, as their performance is quite uptempo and helped them to progress to the final evening. The dancers who are dressed like brides have gained lots of fans and potentially a lot of votes!

08 Hungary

Joci Pápai gives a specific performance on stage. The stage lights up after the first chorus to reveal the female gypsy dancer and, for the second time in the contest so far, a use of the smaller stage, this time by a female violinist.

…to be continued

Videos courtesy from ESCKaz