ESCXTRA are live from Kyiv for day five of rehearsals ahead of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest! For the first time, we can bring you live audio from the press centre television screens that show each rehearsal. The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Sweden, Georgia, Australia, Albania, Belgium, Montenegro, Finland, Azerbaijan, Portugal, Greece, Poland, Moldova, Iceland, Czech Republic and Cyprus. 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. Also, you will also be able to listen live to each rehearsal as it happens and give us your opinions in our live chat.
The next artist to take to the stage for their second rehearsal is Demy from Greece. We have just watched her first run through of This Is Love live from Kyiv and here is our reaction.
We begin with the raindrops LED background which changes to gold raindrops for the chorus. Demy is still with her two male dancers who are in some sort of water box. There is the use of a hologram screen for a small part of the performance which still feels quite pointless to me. The vocals during the “this is loooove” lyric are off, but we think it is a backing singer not harmonising correctly with Demy rather than a fault of Demy herself.
I’d give Demy a 60% chance of qualifying, the televoting should pull her through as long as Sunstroke Project don’t steal her thunder with their party song in a couple of songs time. I doubt juries will go for this though so if the televoting support doesn’t hold up it could be borderline.
Press centre reaction
No reaction to the rehearsal here in the press centre, I think most people are not concentrating on the run throughs as much as they did earlier in the week.
Watch the rehearsal!
We will bring you video footage from this second rehearsal as soon as we have it!
Stay tuned for our reaction to Kasia Moś as she rehearses Flashlight next for Greece. Meanwhile, remember to tune in to our live stream from the press centre. There you can see our instant reactions to each rehearsal and listen to live audio to judge for yourself!