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 continue with the remaining nine nations from Semi-Final Two returning to the Tel Aviv stage. Second rehearsals last for 20 minutes and are an opportunity for delegatiosn to make changes before the dress rehearsals.
LIVE COVERAGE | Live blog ended
08:45 CET // Live blog commences at 09:00 CET with the second rehearsal by Croatia’s representative Roko.
08:52 CET // Boker tov! Welcome to the second rehearsals of the remaining participants in the second semi-final.
Croatia: Roko – The Dream
09:11 CET // The stream for Croatia has not been turned on for the Press Centre yet.
09:13 CET // Now we have the video feed but no sound.
09:19 CET // We now have audio and video.
09:20 CET // Roko is interacting more with the LED’s.
09:21 CET // More dry ice has been added to the performance.
09:22 CET // The performance ends with a bird’s eye shot on Roko.
Malta: Michela – Chameleon
09:28 CET // – Malta are sorting out some technical issues at the moment.
09:30 CET // The window and room in the beginning are now overlays.
09:32 CET // The colour scheme is still the same the before.
09:39 CET // The word “Chameleon” is projected on to the screen during the chorus.
09:41 CET // No other changes in this run through.
09:45 CET // Several CGI effects have been added, such as fireflies and rain.
Lithuania: Jurij Veklenko – Run With The Lions
09:50 CET // Some new camera angles have been added, such as a circular shot around Jurij before the first chorus.
09:51 CET // The backgound and outfit are the same as the first rehearsal.
10:02 CET // Jurij has ditched his jacket for this run through.
10:03 CET // No major changes for this second run through.
10:09 CET // No changes either for this third run through.
Russia: Sergey Lazarev – Scream
10:18 CET // No major staging changes for Sergey so far.
10:20 CET // Two of the screens don’t seem to be working during the second verse.
10:27 CET // The previous problems with the screens have been fixed.
10:33 CET // Another strong theatrical performance from Sergey.
Albania: Jonida Maliqi – Ktheju tokës
10:40 CET // Jonida is no longer standing on a platform.
10:41 CET // A ring of fire appears under Jonida for the chorus.
10:42 CET // The backing singers are now much closer to Jonida.
10:55 CET // Jonida has taken her microphone out of the stand.
11:01 CET // No changes for this third run through.
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