ESCXTRA: Live from Lisbon

Day 5: Yianna misses the high notes for Greece – 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 Yianna Terzi for Greece. We have just watched their latest run through of Oniro mou live on screen and here is our initial reaction.


As for most of the rest of today’s rehearsals so far, the staging is very similar to the first rehearsal…
The stage begins bathed in blue lighting which quickly turns to gold as Yianna’s begins singing the first verse. Yianna uses a series of arm movements, which is emphasises by the blue paint covering Yianna’s left hand. The wind machine kicks in halfway through the first chorus and continues to the end, which works well with the excess material attached to Yianna’s costume.
For the instrumental middle eight, Yianna turns away from the audience to a camera behind the stage. She makes some powerful poses, reminiscent of her music video. Likewise, she sits for the lead up to the final chorus before rising for the ending.

Camera shots in this performance: 45


Yianna sounds great and harmonises wonderfully with the powerful backing vocals. Oh wait. She just completely failed to hit the two big notes….never mind.


Yianna is dressed in the exact same way as in the first rehearsal, and the blue hand is still there!

To qualify or not to qualify?

We have taken a flash poll from around the ESCXTRA table here in the press centre and 5 out of 9 of us say…


Watch the rehearsal!

Stay tuned for our reaction to Saara Aalto as they rehearse Monsters next for Finland. 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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