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 Sennek from Belgium. We have just watched their first run through of A Matter Of Time live on screen and here is our initial reaction.
The performance starts with almost all of Sennek’s stage for the opening half of the first verse. She is standing alone on the catwalk with a microphone stand. The rehearsal doesn’t really engage the audience at all. There’s nothing going on on stage with her. There’s no backing singers and no backing dancers.
Sennek sings well. She doesn’t vocally challenge herself with such limited staging, so it allows her voice to shine.
It’s a black dress, a little sheer in parts, but we aren’t sure if this is her stage outfit.
Watch the rehearsal!
Stay tuned for our reaction to Mikolas Josef as they rehearse Lie To Me next for Czech Republic. If you want to know what to expect for the rest of the day, 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.