ESCXTRA: Live from Lisbon

Day 7: Lea looks confident on stage. Still working with the break in the song – 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 Lea Sirk for Slovenia. We have just watched their latest run through of Hvala, ne! live on screen and here is our initial reaction.


The performance is very dynamic. Starting with her dancers in the focus. The dancing with her dancers looks very confident.
For the second chorus, she is going on the small bridge before the stage, right before the track stops for the break to interact with the audience. Depends on the audience if the break works.
Afterwards, she keeps going on the small bridge before the main stage. Her dancers join her for that.

Camera shots in this performance: 91


Vocals were alright for a performance with a lot of dancing. She made the best out of it.


Dark and glittery. Background dancers have a glitter top.

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…


Stay tuned for our reaction to MELOVIN as they rehearse Under The Ladder next for Ukraine. 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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