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.
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 Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl, performing “Sebi” for Slovenia. 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!
For those of you aware of Zala & Gašper’s performance at the Slovene national final in February, this performance is an exact copy with the exception of the more prominent use of the Expo Tel Aviv’s LEDs.
Zala & Gašper are dressed all in white, with Zala holding her microphone and Gašper behind his mixing keyboard whilst holding a guitar.
The intense chemistry between the couple is mesmerising to watch, and it feels like a dreamy scenario with the starry night LEDs surrounding them both on the backdrop and on the LED floor. It’s a simple yet stunning performance from Slovenia.
Zala’s vocals are perfectly crisp, and this is a performance that is ready to go to the semi-final right now.
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!