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Day 2: Demy completes first rehearsal for Greece – REVIEW

escXtra are live from Kyiv for day two of rehearsals ahead of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Greece, Poland, Moldova, Iceland, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Armenia, Slovenia and Latvia. 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 Demy from Greece. We have just watched her first run through of This Is Love live on screen and here is our initial reaction.

Summary in a sentence

A competent first rehearsal with nice use of backdrops, podiums and hologram screen although the latter seemed slightly irrelevant.


The LED backdrops begins with a dark blue background with white rain falling from above. During the chorus the backdrop turns gold. Demy also begins the performance on a podium before lowering to the stage by the end of the performance. She hastwo male dancers that are playing with water and a hologram screen also appears in front of Demy around halfway through. There was the obligatory crowd camera shot during the breakdown.


Demy’s vocals were competent if not extraordinary, very solid for a first run through!


Demy is wearing a soft gold dress which looked fancy enough to be her actual costume. Her male dancers wore nude-coloured shorts.

Watch the rehearsal!

Stay tuned for our reaction to Kasia Moś as she rehearses Flashlight next for Poland. Meanwhile, remember to tune in to our live stream from the press centre for instant reactions to each rehearsal.

Ryan Cobb

My first memory of watching the Eurovision Song Contest was back in 2001 and, over the years, my passion and enthusiasm for the contest has very much turned into an obsession. I adore music and I love geography, so this contest is a natural fit for me. If la la loving Eurovision was a crime, I'd certainly be a criminal!

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