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.
The first artist to rehearse is L.E.V.O.N from Armenia. We have just watched the first run through of L.E.V.O.N live on screen and here is our initial overview.
L.E.V.O.N gives us the first proper glimpse of the 2018 Junior Eurovision stage and it’s massive! It’s certainly be worthy of the adult contest.
For the Armenian rehearsal, the LEDs have an orange, black and white theme displayed in a circular motion. This extends to the LED floor, which we see during a few overhead shots throughout the performances. Saxophone images also appear on the LED floor during the second verse.
The theme changes to green for the middle 8 before returning to the original theme for the finale. We get a mix of close up, wide angle and crowd camera shots as well as the now classic Armenian trick of fast camera transitions for the “L E V O N” lyric.
L.E.V.O.N has his classic green suit on as seen in his national final performance and, of course, is joined by his saxophone and signature dance move. It’s a strong first rehearsal for Armenia and a strong start to the day!
Watch the rehearsal!
Stay tuned for our review of Jael’s rehearsal of Champion next for Australia!