ESCXTRA: Live from Lisbon

Day 7: Laura Rizzotto delivers sassy on point rehearsal for Latvia – PREDICTION & REVIEW

ESCXTRA are live from Lisbon for day 7 of rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Russia, Moldova, The Netherlands, Australia, Georgia, Poland, Malta, Hungary, Latvia, Sweden, Montenegro, Slovenia and Ukraine.

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 Laura Rizzotto for Latvia. We have just watched their latest run through of Funny Girl live on screen and here is our initial reaction.

Staging

Laura is alone on stage and she works with the camera very well. The camera shots are on point and there are several times, the camera zooms in with the rhythm of the song.
She also flips her hair around during the song and has a sassy attitude, which fits perfectly with the message of the song. The performance makes the song even better.

Camera shots in this performance: 99

Vocal

Vocals are very good. Laura delivers a vocally brilliant performance.

Costume

Laura is wearing a red glittery dress. Fits good to the red lights. The outfit also includes red lipstick.

To qualify or not to qualify?

We have taken a flash poll from around the ESCXTRA table here in the press centre and  8 out of 10 of us say…

NO!

Watch the rehearsal!


Stay tuned for our reaction to Benjamin Ingrosso as they rehearse Dance You Off next for Sweden. 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.

Dominik Rössing

Hey, I'm Dominik from Germany. Watched my first Eurovision in 2003 and I was in love right away! Attended my first contest in 2011 and every contest since 2013. The same happened with Melodifestivalen. Started watching in 2006 and been to every final since 2017 and try to make it to at least one heat each year, too. After all, Melodifestivalen is the real deal ♥

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