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 Sunstroke Project from Moldova. We have just watched thier first run through of Hey Mamma live from Kyiv and here is our reaction.
Moldova’s staging is very bright and energetic with images of the performers appearing on the LEDs to create a very effective multiplier effect. The brides have are still there providing backing vocals and dancing with the Sunstroke Project guys. Vocals seem perfectly competent for the song.
This seems like a likely qualifier to me, although I seem to be saying that about too many acts now! The general feeling amongst the press is that this should see Moldova return to the final.
Press centre reaction
I was in the arena for this rehearsal but it received good applause from the press viewing live in the arena.
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 Svala as she rehearses Paper next for Iceland. 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!