ESCXTRA are live from Kyiv for day six of rehearsals ahead of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest! As every country has now rehearsed for the first time, there is no more need to mute our live stream. The countries that are completing their second rehearsals today are all in Semifinal 2. They are, in chronological order: the Netherlands, Hungary, Denmark, Ireland, San Marino, Croatia, Norway, Switzerland, Belarus, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Estonia, Israel. 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 second rehearsal is Imri Ziv from Israel. We have just watched his first run through of I Feel Alive live from Kyiv and here is our reaction.
Whether I just wasn’t paying enough attention first time round or whether it has changed but the beginning of Israel’s performance seems to have changed for the better with effective use of the LED floor in particular. Imri still struggles quite a lot with the “aliiiiive” notes, they may need to give him more support from the backing vocals. He still has 2 dancers and 3 backing vocalists on stage who become dancers for the middle 8.
The vocals may limit its jury potential but this uptempo song performed last in the running order should be a televote magnet. 75% chance of qualifying.
Watch the rehearsal!
We will bring you video footage from this second rehearsal as soon as we have it!
That is the final rehearsal for today. We will return tomorrow with the second rehearsals from the automatically qualified finalists: Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom and France. You can 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!