ESCXTRA: Live from Lisbon

Day 6: Alexander Rybak delivers as competent a performance as ever! – PREDICTION & REVIEW

ESCXTRA are live from Lisbon for day 6 of rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Armenia, Switzerland, Ireland, Cyprus, Norway, Romania, Serbia, San Marino, Denmark, Portugal, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy and France. (Yes, we know, it’s a long one…)

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 Alexander Rybak for Norway. We have just watched their latest run through of That’s How You Write a Song live on screen and here is our initial reaction.


No noticeable changes today for Norway, who already decided that their performance would replicate the performance from Melodi Grand Prix. He does kick the football today with the augmented reality graphics. There are still a few odd camera angles but they will fix these in plenty of time.

Camera shots in this performance: 75


You already know that Alexander Rybak has delivered an extremely competent and composed vocal performance! Nothing unexpected here!


The outfit is unchanged and resembles the same outfit from the first rehearsal – a blue jacket (he has stolen my coat) and a very very dark top… navy with black details.

To qualify or not to qualify?

We have taken a flash poll from around the ESCXTRA table here in the press centre and 10 out of 10 of us say…


Watch the rehearsal!

Stay tuned for our reaction to The Humans as they rehearse Goodbye next for Romania. 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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