ESCXTRA are live from Lisbon for day 8 of rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Portugal, the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, France and Italy. It’s a very short day today because this afternoon, the blue carpet takes place ahead of the official Opening Ceremony!
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Furthermore, read our handy guide for a more detailed look at this contest’s rehearsal schedule.
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The next artist to rehearse for the second time is Madame Monsieur for France. We have just watched their latest run through of Mercy live on screen and here is our initial reaction.
They start in the middle of the main stage. For the first chorus, they go to the front of the main stage. Everything is very dark. They wear both clothes and the background is very dark with some lights.
After the first chorus both take one of the bridges and go to the catwalk. They both stay there, switch sides for the last chorus and do this hand-raise thing with the audience.
At the end the stay in the middle of the catwalk, facing each other.
Camera shots in this performance: 35
Vocals are very good. Sounds like the studio version. Very well done.
Both wear black clothes. She wears red lipstick and both wear red shoes.
Left hand side of the board?
We have taken a flash poll from around the ESCXTRA table here in the press centre and 6 out of 6 of us say…
Watch the rehearsal
Stay tuned for our reaction to Erma Meta & Fabrizio Moro as they rehearse Non mi avete fatto niente next for Italy. 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.