Minsk 2018

Day 4: 🇷🇺 Russia gives Anna Filipchuk’s performance dynamism and focus

ESCXTRA are live from Minsk for day 4 of rehearsals ahead of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018! 

Today’s schedule

Today, the countries rehearsing for the second time, in chronological order, are Wales, Ukraine, The Netherlands, Serbia, Russia, Portugal, Poland, Malta, Kazakhstan and Italy. Have a look at the full detailed rehearsal schedule by clicking here!

The next artist to rehearse today is Anna Filipchuk from Russia. We have just watched the latest run through of Unbreakable. Now, let’s compare the differences between the first and second rehearsals!

First rehearsal recap

Second rehearsal changes

In the verses, the band members have been darkened so that the lighting and the focus is all on Anna. The lights come up in full for the chorus so that you can see Anna and the band all together. 

Russia are reliant on crowd shots and even one of the green room.

We’ve spotted a CO2 canister pyro at the front of stage going off in the choruses, so that’s the first we’ve seen of any additional pyrotechnics. 

There’s more focus on Anna in camera shots now, and far fewer of the band, which has helped turn this rehearsal from static to dynamic. 

Rehearsal video clips

How to vote!

Online voting is now open! Votes can be cast via vote.junioreurovision.tv. Viewers from all over the world can vote for between three and five countries.

Voting closes at 3.59pm CET on Sunday 25th November, just before the beginning of the live broadcast. Then, voting will reopen during the show for fifteen minutes following the final performance so that any final votes can be cast.

Up next…

Stay tuned for our look at Rita Laranjeira’s second rehearsal of Gosto de Tudo (Já Não Gosto de Nada) next for Portugal. Furthermore, for a recap of everything that happened on day 1day 2 and day 3, click on the embedded links!

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