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 their first rehearsal is Lucie Jones from the United Kingdom. We have just watched her first run through of Never Give Up On You live from Kyiv and here is our reaction.
Lucie begins her performance in a perspex shell, which shows reflections of Lucie. At all the right times, the shell, the backdrop and the stage arch all explode with golden circular shapes. Just before the big note at the end, the shapes all get “sucked” into Lucie and then upon unleashing the big note, they all zoom back out again creating a similar wow effect to that of Jamala last year. This is the best UK staging in several years and the BBC should be applauded.
Lucie’s vocals were absolutely flawless, there was really nothing to fault about it.
She is in a golden dress that is the same colour as various parts of her LED backdrop, therefore I imagine it will be her final costume.
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 Alma as she rehearses Requiem next for the France. 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!