ESCXTRA are live from Kyiv for day seven 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 first artist to take to the stage for their second rehearsal is OG3NE from the Netherlands. We have just watched their first run through of Lights and Shadows live from Kyiv and here is our reaction.
The LED backdrops are still mostly blue themed with lyrics such as “cry no more” and “never give up” appearing at the appropriate times. During the “candle” lyric, candles appear on the backdrop and the LED floor. The girls are still wearing their black sparkly dresses, all slightly different style to each other. Something that is now more noticeable is an angel image appearing on the LED floor during that lyric in the middle 8. This is vocally perfect and the girls obviously have fantastic chemistry.
The only drawbacks here is that the song isn’t the most contemporary and their running order draw isn’t the best. In such a strong and close semi-final, I think this is borderline – 50% chance.
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 Joci Pápai as he rehearses Origo next for Hungary. 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!