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Day 5: Isaiah completes second rehearsal for Australia – PREDICTION & REVIEW

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 Isaiah from Australia. We have just watched his first run through of Don’t Come Easy live from Kyiv and here is our reaction.

Staging overview

Isaiah is on a moving platform that changes direction and stops depending on its needs. Isaiah appears on the LED screens and the camerawork makes this look very modern and cinematic. His vocals are almost perfect and in the final through we get lots of pyro fountains appearing around the stage.

Qualification prospects

I would give this an 80% chance of qualification and Brent would raise this to a 90%. Very modern and good vocals and will get heavy jury support at least.

Press centre reaction

Some small applause from journalists here in the press centre,

Watch the rehearsal!

Stay tuned for our reaction to Lindita as she rehearses World next for Albania. 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!

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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