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 JOWST from Norway. We have just watched his first run through of Grab the Moment live from Kyiv and here is our reaction.
The staging is the same as we saw in the first rehearsal and Melodi Grand Prix, although the holograms have now been properly fixed. The vocal distortion post-chorus still sounds fantastic, it could be a studio track for all I can tell but it is apparently in fact a backing singer using a vocoder.
This one is very borderline for me. It is one of the most modern and contemporary tracks but it doesn’t completely suit a live performance. Juries should award the song but televoters may leave it considering this comes after the quite bonkers San Marino and Croatia. I’m giving this a 45% chance, I fear it is going to get squeezed out.
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 Timebelle as they rehearse Apollo next for Switzerland. 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!