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Day 4: Fusedmarc complete first rehearsal for Lithuania – REVIEW

ESCXTRA are live from Kyiv for day four of rehearsals ahead of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are San Marino, Croatia, Norway, Switzerland, Belarus, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Estonia and Israel. 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 Fusedmarc from Lithuania. We have just watched their first run through of Rain Of Revolution live on screen and here is our initial reaction.

Summary in a sentence

Lithuania do everything they can to make this song look as good as possible, unfortunately the song appeals to a niche market.


Lithuania really make the most of the LED graphics here, enhancing the red visuals from the national final. During the first chorus there is a heartbeat on the LED which works really well. Towards the end there is a ring of fire on the backdrop and on the floor, which allows for a very effective camera shot from above. Fusedmarc are joined by four backing vocalists.


Viktorija’s vocals are great and she has toned down the “yeahs” slightly, possibly to a lower key. The backing vocalists add a lot to the song towards the end.


Viktorija is wearing her red dress from the national final with the rest of the on stage performers in black.

Watch the rehearsal!

Stay tuned for our reaction to Koit Toome & Laura as they rehearse Verona next for Estonia. 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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