Minsk 2018

Day 2: Wales makes its debut on the Junior Eurovision stage – REVIEW

ESCXTRA are live from Minsk for day 2 of rehearsals ahead of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018! 

Today’s schedule

The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Italy, Kazakhstan, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, The Netherlands, Ukraine and Wales. Have a look at the full detailed rehearsal schedule by clicking here!

The final country to rehearse today is Manw from Wales. We have just watched the first run through of Perta.

Rehearsal review

Wales begins their performance with the opening of an envelope camera shot. 

Four backing dancers and a lot of group choreography open this performance with the instrumental, before Manw begins her first verse.

Flowers adorn the screens above the stage whilst the screens behind her paint the picture of beautiful Welsh countryside. 

There is some light choreography each chorus from Manw and her dancers – nothing too taxing but a lot of great arm movement 

The performance is ended with the letterbox effect, closing the screen. 

We think the camerawork is pretty using some great close-ups of the group on stage.

The outfit does lead us to think about Thriller… there are lots of black and red feathers on the shoulder pads for both Manw and her dancers.

Watch the rehearsal!

We will be back later tonight with a round-up of all today’s rehearsals. Tomorrow, we’ll be seeing the second rehearsals as Israel, Ireland, Georgia, Macedonia, France, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Australia, Armenia and Albania take to the stage for the first time. For now, it’s a goodbye from us in Minsk!

Nathan Waddell

I am the Editor in Chief of ESCXTRA, a huge Melodifestivalen fan and love sports. You can find me singing along to Scandinavian Eurovision entries, listening to the latest chart music on Spotify or watching the football and tennis on two different screens at once.

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