escXtra are live from Kyiv for day one of rehearsals ahead of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Sweden, Georgia, Australia, Albania, Belgium, Montenegro, Finland, Azerbaijan and Portugal. Furthermore, read our handy guide for a more detailed look at this contest’s rehearsal schedule.
In addition, for our immediate reactions to every single rehearsal, you can follow our live stream from the press centre at the International Exhibition Center by visiting our YouTube channel.
The latest artist to rehearse is Slavko Kalezić from Montenegro. We have just watched his first run through of Space live on screen and here is our initial reaction.
Summary in a sentence
Oh my god. If you thought Eurovision couldn’t get any camper have we got news for you!
So it’s just Slavko on stage. But he chews it up like it’s no body’s business. He struts. He has hand choreography. But most important of all He has HAIR CHOREOGRAPHY.
Rocket to the Yass
His vocals are pretty consistent however there’s are some incredible moments of falsetto, could we ask for more?!
He is wearing a very sheer black top (read: totally see through) and a blue cape pant as with his film clip, but I don’t want to reveal what is underneath but rest assured, it’s worth the wait.
Watch the rehearsal!
Stay tuned for our reaction to Norma John as they rehearse Blackbird next for Finland. Meanwhile, remember to tune in to our live stream from the press centre for instant reactions to each rehearsal.