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 Darina Krasnovetska from Ukraine. We have just watched the latest run through of Say Love. Now, let’s compare the differences between the first and second rehearsals!
First rehearsal recap
Second rehearsal changes
The Ukrainian rehearsal was already one of the most polished on Wednesday, and we only see very minor tweaks here. Darina has red heart stickers on her cheeks which could be interpreted as the alternative to war paint, enforcing the message of love and not war.
During the post-chorus, the camera effects seem to be even more dramatic and frantic in its horizontal stripes across the screen. It really looks fantastic.
One final thing that I didn’t notice on Wednesday, whether it’s a new addition or not, is the when the LEDs are showing “ljubov” in Cyrillic. There are now images of hearts alongside the word, enforcing the meaning of the word to non-Cyrillic users.
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 Max & Anne’s second rehearsal of Samen next for The Netherlands. Furthermore, for a recap of everything that happened on day 1, day 2 and day 3, click on the embedded links!
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