ESCXTRA: Live from Kyiv

Day 4: IMRI completes first rehearsal for Israel – 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 final artist to rehearse today is IMRI from Israel. We have just watched his first run through of I Feel Alive live on screen and here is our initial reaction.

Summary in a sentence

IMRI dances his way through I Feel Alive with energy and good vocals and is definitely a perfect closing to the show.

Staging

The LED backdrop started black and white with the use of red becoming stronger as the song progresses. There are two dancers who begin dancing from the second verse and three backing singers that join the dance for the middle 8. Overall a very choreographed and effective performance.

Vocals

IMRI was very good vocally, there were a couple of poor notes but that is natural for a first rehearsal especially considering the amount of dancing he is doing.

Costumes

He was wearing a black vest and trousers while his two dancers were dressed in white. The three backing vocalists were in black.

Watch the rehearsal!

That concludes day 4 of rehearsals! Remember to tune in to our live stream from the press centre for instant reactions to each rehearsal from 9am CET tomorrow for day 5.

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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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