ESCXTRA: Live from Lisbon

Day 5: Bulgaria gives us yet another flawless vocal – PREDICTION & REVIEW

ESCXTRA are live from Lisbon for day 5 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, Bulgaria, F.Y.R. Macedonia, Croatia, Austria, Greece and Finland.

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 for the second time is Equinox for Bulgaria. We have just watched their latest run through of Bones live on screen and here is our initial reaction.


This looks very similar to Equinox’s first rehearsal:
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.
Several different visual effects are used and there’s a very powerful wind machine almost blowing Zhana’s wig off!

Camera shots in this performance: 101


Equinox are vocally flawless, as expected. It sounds spectacular.


The exact same as in the first rehearsal, all in black, and Zhana has her famous white wig!

To qualify or not to qualify?

We have taken a flash poll from around the ESCXTRA table here in the press centre and 7 out of 7 of us say…


Watch the rehearsal!

Stay tuned for our reaction to Equinox as they rehearse Bones next for Bulgaria. 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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