ESCXTRA.com are live in Israel at the Expo Tel Aviv press centre for day 1 of rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Cyprus, Montenegro, Finland, Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Belarus and Serbia.
Note: Montenegro and Czech Republic have swapped rehearsal positions for today’s rehearsals.
Below, you’ll see our written review of each rehearsal. If you want more, you can follow our live stream from the press centre at the Expo Tel Aviv by visiting our home page. There, you can watch our immediate reactions to every single rehearsal.
Furthermore, read our handy guide for a more detailed look at this contest’s rehearsal schedule.
Rehearsing right now inside the Expo Tel Aviv is Lake Malawi, performing “Friend of a Friend” for Czech Republic. We will continue to update this article as each run through takes place, so make sure to keep refreshing for the most up-to-date review!
The boys are standing in three LED Boxes in the beginning of their performance. The boys are wearing their jumpers, which mean that Albert is wearing yellow, Antonin is wearing Black and Jeronym is wearing Red.
In the middle of their performance, the Augmented reality kicks in as the LED squares appear all over the screen and multiplies throughout as the chorus goes on. The usage of LED also continues as the backdrop and the floor changes to Yellow, Red and Black (the colours of their jumper)
Albert is bubbly as always, jumping around throughout the song and jumping into Augmented reality for the second chorus and interacts with Jeronym in his performance.
As we head on to the final chorus, we are treated to the Lake Malawi logo, with the word written ‘Friend’ in different languages, with the logo changing into dark blue in a black background in the end.
Stay tuned for our reviews for the rest of today’s rehearsals here at the Expo Tel Aviv. If you want to know what to expect for the rest of the day, check out our rehearsal schedule. Meanwhile, remember to tune in to our live stream from the press centre, via our home page, for instant reactions to each rehearsal!