Lisbon Bound: Day 7 of rehearsals begins with Russia, Moldova and the Netherlands

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Good morning Europe and good evening Australia! We have already reached the 7th day of rehearsals at Lisbon’s Altice Arena, with all 43 competing acts having graced the stage at least once.

Today sees the remaining 13 countries of the second semi-final get onstage for their second trials, ahead of their live performances next week.

Having successfully completed their first round of rehearsals within the week, the artists are rehearsing for the second time, in order to perfect their performances and present the best of themselves, ahead of their evaluation from both the public and the national juries.

Russia, Moldova and the Netherlands bring today’s rehearsals to a start. But let’s go through their appearances one by one:

06 | Russia

After a one-year break, Russia returns to the competition with Julia Samoylova, who was initially supposed to represent the country last year in Kyiv. Here you may enjoy footage from her second rehearsal (©

Exclusive clip from Russia’s second rehearsal

07 | Moldova

The Moldovan band DoReDos, who will be representing the nation this year, return for their second rehearsal in Lisbon. Will Thursday be… their lucky day? Here’s some footage for you (©

Exclusive clip from Moldova’s second rehearsal

08 | The Netherlands

The internally selected Dutch representative Waylon, is ready for his second rehearsal, performing his song Outlaw in ’em. Below you may enjoy exclusive footage from the arena:

Exclusive clip from the Netherlands’ second rehearsal