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Day 2: Omar Naber completes first rehearsal for Slovenia – 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 Omar Naber from Slovenia. We have just watched his first run through of On My Way live on screen and here is our initial reaction.

Summary in a sentence

The performance and Omar himself do their best to elevate an average song with the first proper use of the chandelier’s full technology.


The performance is black and white themed and is also the first one to make full use of the “chandelier” technology. In addition, the mini screens belonging to the chandelier descended into full view and Omar performed in the centre of them. Overall, a very pretty performance although the camerawork needs a bit of tidying up.


As always, Omar’s vocals are flawless!


Omar was dressed in a black leather-looking suit,

Watch the rehearsal!

Stay tuned for our reaction to Triana Park as they rehearse Line next for Latvia. 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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