ESCXTRA are live from Lisbon for day 2 of rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are F.Y.R. Macedonia, Croatia, Austria, Greece, Finland, Armenia, Switzerland, Ireland and Cyprus.
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 first artist to rehearse is Eye Cue. We have just watched their first run through of Lost and Found live on screen and here is our initial reaction.
In the start of the song, with the drums, a kind of flickering static effect is used, which elicited plenty of “Oooh”s from the press centre. Once the first chorus hits, Marija joins her backing dancers/singers and dances with them to one side of the stage, it looks GREAT. Lots of sultry looking at the cameras and everyone looks extremely comfortable. Very well done, F.Y.R. Macedonia!
Vocals were absolutely spot on, after so many worries with Marija’s vocals in the pre parties….she absolutely NAILED it! For the long note on the words “found”, the backing vocals play a massive part and it gave me real chills listening to it. It was a perfect harmony!
Marija is wearing a short pink dress with numerous slits going up, she’s also showing her back off since it isn’t covered at all, it looks VERY stylish. Bojan is wearing a white patterned shirt and black pants, kind of plain but it looks cool. The backing dancers are wearing black body suits with pink and orange coloured frills too, it all makes an amazing package.
Watch the rehearsal!
Stay tuned for our reaction to Franka as they rehearse Crazy next for Croatia. 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.