ESCXTRA are live from Lisbon for day 1 of rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Azerbaijan, Iceland, Albania, Belgium, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Israel, Belarus, Estonia and Bulgaria.
We’re streaming live from the press centre
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 Altice Arena by visiting our YouTube channel.
The latest artist to rehearse is EQUINOX from Bulgaria. We have just watched their first run through of Bones live on screen and here is our initial reaction.
Bulgaria have reused their Kristian Kostov camera shakes in the first verse of Bulgaria. Each vocalist gets their moment in the main frame, overlaying camera shots are used to combine vocalists into ‘one’ and strobe lighting is also used. A perspex box is used as the prop for Bulgaria, with the vocalists arranged in a line.
Right from the start, the vocals are as strong as they have been every time Equinox have performed. A pitch perfect three minutes and the harmonies will sound even better by the time the second rehearsals are underway.
Zhana has an extravagant floor length dress with huge shoulder pads whilst the men are dressed, casually in comparison, all in black.
Watch the rehearsal!
That’s it for rehearsals on Day 1 here in Lisbon! If you want to know what to expect to see tomorrow, you can check out our rehearsal schedule here. Meanwhile, remember to tune in to our live stream from the press centre for instant reactions to each rehearsal.