ESCXTRA are live from Minsk for day 1 of rehearsals ahead of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018!
The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Israel, France, F.Y.R. Macedonia, Georgia, Ireland, Albania and Belarus.
Next up to rehearse is Taylor Hynes from Ireland. We have just watched the first run through of IOU live on screen and here is our initial overview.
The screens are shouting flower power 60s styling and it’s totally reminiscent of Love Power by The KMG’s for Belgium back in that country’s… less good days at Eurovision.
Taylor is starting centre stage and is giving his best Ryan Dolan strut around the stage with two backing dancers in glittery tops – the first time Ireland has sent backing dancers to Junior Eurovision… we think!
Taylor has a great control over his power vocal, including his wavering runs of IOU in the chorus, as well as into the dance break.
Taylor leads the choreography in the dance break… with similar moves to Azerbaijan earlier today.
The LED screens remain bright and colourful throughout, really giving a strong look and feel to this entry.
Watch the rehearsal!
Stay tuned for our review of Efi Gjika’s rehearsal of Barbie next for Albania!