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Day 6: Ilinca & Alex Florea complete their second rehearsal for Romania – PREDICTION & REVIEW

ESCXTRA are live from Kyiv for day six of rehearsals ahead of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest! Like yesterday, we can bring you live audio from the press centre television screens that show each rehearsal. The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Armenia, Slovenia, Latvia, Serbia, Austria, F.Y.R. Macedonia, Malta, Romania, Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and France. 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 second rehearsal as it happens and give us your opinions in our live chat.

The next artist to take to the stage for her second rehearsal is Ilinca & Alex Florea from Romania. We have just watched their first run through of Yodel It! live from Kyiv and here is our reaction.

Staging overview

For this rehearsal, Ilinca and Alex are presumably in their stage outfits. Ilinca is wearing a short red dress while Alex is all in black. There seems to have been some changes to the LED backdrop, or perhaps it is a change in camera angles. Either way, it is much improved in places. Alex still pushes a cannon out towards the end of the performance, attempting to jump on to it. He didn’t fall off today but was a little unsteady on one run through. The cannons do not do anything though!

Qualification prospects

I think Romania are a fairly certain qualifier, a televoting top 3 position will mean an absolutely jury disaster would be required and even then it may still be safe – 90% chance from me. Wivian on the other hand isn’t convinced, thinking it won’t qualify.

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 O.Torvald as they rehearse Time next for the home country Ukraine. Meanwhile, remember to tune in to our live stream from the press centre. There you can ask us your questions and tune in to some live stream interviews with special guests!

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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