The Grand Final of the 64th Eurovision Song Contest will take place on May 18th at the Expo Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel. Forty-one artists will take to the stage over three nights to perform their contributions for the contest, fighting to become the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Today sees the second rehearsals commence with fifteen nations returning to the stage from Semi-Final One. Second rehearsals last for 20 minutes and are an opportunity for delegatiosn to make changes before the dress rehearsals.
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11:50 CET // Second rehearsals continue in 15 minutes time with Lake Malawi from the Czech Republic.
Czech Republic: Lake Malawi – Friend of a Friend
12:19 CET // The rehearsal is underway but we have no video or audio feed in the Press Centre, due to a broken camera.
12:31 CET // We didn’t get see any of the rehearsal but according to other sources, Lake Malawi had the same staging as before and have fixed the issue with the jump from the last rehearsal.
Hungary: Joci Pápai – Az én apám
12:36 CET // The video feed has returned for Hungary’s rehearsal.
12:43 CET // No obvious staging changes so far.
12:51 CET // The fire curtain is added for the last run through.
Belarus: Zena – “Like It”
12:56 CET // Zena is now wearing a urban outfit. She removes the jacket for the chorus.
12:58 CET // Zena is interacting a lot more with dancers this time.
13:00 CET // Overall, a very energetic performance from Zena.
13:05 CET // The background graphics have not changed either.
13:12 CET // Pyrotechnics have been added to this performance.
13:13 CET // There is also dry ice coming out of the storage boxes on stage.
Serbia: Nevena Bozovic – Kruna
13:18 CET // The CGI graphics on Nevena have increased in size but stay too long on screen.
13:20 CET // Apart from the bigger graphics, nothing else has changed staging wise.
13:21 CET // Nevena is saying that she had problems hearing herself and her backing vocalists during the first run through.
13:30 CET // The CGI problems have now been fixed.
13:31 CET // Nevena is still having problems with her in-ears.
13:38 CET // Nevena has started her third run through.
13:40 CET // Lots of lights and dry ice for the last chorus.
Belgium: Eliot – Wake Up
13:45 CET // Eliot and his drummers have changed their outfits for this run through.
13:47 CET // Smoke has been added for the end of the performance.
13:52 CET // Eliot still looks a little nervous during this second run through.
13:58 CET // The camera angles have changed in this rehearsal, including a tilted shot during the bridge.
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