Lisbon Bound: First rehearsals with the host country Portugal

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Day 6 of rehearsals are here at the Lisbon venue, in which artists will continue to enter the stage for either their first or second rehearsals for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Starting with second rehearsals and moving on to the automatic finalists first rehearsals, today is set to be a busy day at the Altice Arena!

Today we move on to the sixth day of rehearsals at the Altice Arena, in which artists from a total of 15 countries will take to the stage for a mix of first and second rehearsals.

Finishing off the first semi-finalists second rehearsals, today we saw the first 5 artists of the second semi-final taking to the stage for their second rehearsals, now set to be joined by the acts from the ‘Big 5’ nations as well as Portugal for their first rehearsals of the competition.

Portugal kicks off today’s first rehearsals with Cláudia Pascoal and her entry O jardim, who will perform in 8th position on the night of the final on the 12 May.

Here is the first released video from her relearsal at the Altice Arena:

First look at Portugal’s first rehearsal for Eurovision 2018

Cláudia Pascoal is wearing a light pink see-through garment, which suits with her characteristic bright pink hair. On the contrary, the composer of her song Isaura, who will be joining her on stage, is dressed in total black, with a casual t-shirt and trousers.

The vocal result is steady for the Portuguese entrant. With this calm but powerful performance, it seems that Portugal is bringing another promising entry on the Eurovision stage. Let’s see what finally happens!

Official first rehearsal clip of Portugal 2018 

Portugal’s first rehearsal in images

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Next to take the stage for her first rehearsal is the United Kingdom’s representative SuRie, with the song Storm.