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.
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Furthermore, read our handy guide for a more detailed look at this contest’s rehearsal schedule.
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The next artist to rehearse is Sevak Khanagyan. We have just watched their first run through of Qami live on screen for Armenia and here is our initial reaction.
Sevak is surrounded by thin columns, taller behind him and then slowly getting shorter to the front of him. After the first chorus, the wind machine begins to kick in which looks pretty cool. Nearer to the end, the lighting turns up and it gets very bright….but it’s not as impressive as we’ve seen in the previous rehearsals. It’s definitely the most muted response from the press centre that we’ve had so far.
Sevak is mostly singing exceptionally and when it hits the last chorus, he’s spot on with it! The only issue is the rest of the song – his voice just sounds like it’s cracking quite a lot….Sevak needs to improve for this, since he’s really risking not qualifying at this rate.
Sevak is wearing a plain grey dressing gown….it drapes him completely so you can’t really see his body shape, but it looks quite nice when the wind machine kicks in and it begins blowing around. Other than that, it’s not a particularly interesting outfit – there’s honestly nothing else I can say about it!
Watch the rehearsal!
Stay tuned for our reaction to Zibbz as they rehearse Stones next for Switzerland. 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.
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