ESCXTRA are live from Minsk for day 4 of rehearsals ahead of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018!
Today, the countries rehearsing for the second time, in chronological order, are Wales, Ukraine, The Netherlands, Serbia, Russia, Portugal, Poland, Malta, Kazakhstan and Italy. Have a look at the full detailed rehearsal schedule by clicking here!
The next artist to rehearse today is Daneliya Tuleshova from Kazakhstan. We have just watched the latest run through of Ózińe Sen Now, let’s compare the differences between the first and second rehearsals!
First rehearsal recap
Second rehearsal changes
First thing to notice here is that almost the entirety of the press centre has emptied in order to go into the arena to watch this rehearsal live, Daneliya has definitely won over the journalists here in Minsk.
Kazakhstan were already perfectly polished on Wednesday with what is widely agreed as the best camerawork from any delegation here. The use of the letterbox framing, the sepia filters is all perfectly timed.
There’s the odd camera in shot which needs a final tidy up but this is undoubtedly targeting the podium at least for our debutants. A nice touch of blue and gold lighting throughout the performance, adding that Kazakh identity to the show.
In addition, we’ve made a late realisation that the use of the eagle on the LED backdrop is the eagle from the Kazakh flag. Likewise the Kazakh sun is what is created when the two hands come together in a powerful image towards the end of the piece!
Rehearsal video clips
How to vote!
Online voting is now open! Votes can be cast via vote.junioreurovision.tv. Viewers from all over the world can vote for between three and five countries.
Voting closes at 3.59pm CET on Sunday 25th November, just before the beginning of the live broadcast. Then, voting will reopen during the show for fifteen minutes following the final performance so that any final votes can be cast.
Stay tuned for our look at Melissa & Marco’s second rehearsal of What Is Love next for Italy. Furthermore, for a recap of everything that happened on day 1, day 2 and day 3, click on the embedded links!