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Day 7: Naviband complete second rehearsal for Belarus – PREDICTION & REVIEW

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 Naviband from Belarus. We have just watched their first run through of Story of My Life live from Kyiv and here is our reaction.

Staging overview

Artem and Ksenia spend the whole performance on this hovercraft-esque platform which makes sense when you consider the LED backdrop is a constant fairytale sky. We expect dry ice pyros to further enhance the flying through clouds feel. To me it feels slightly less choreographed today which works to it advantage. Their vocals, chemistry and charisma are always of the highest quality. They are both wearing white, Artem has a white hat also.

Qualification prospects

This is another one in the borderline category, it is like nothing else in the semi-final. It isn’t in English and the song could be an acquired taste. My instinct says this is going to sneak through, it certainly deserves to! 55% chance of qualifying.

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 Kristian Kostov as he rehearses Beautiful Mess next for Belarus. 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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