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LIVE DAY 2 REVIEW: 🇦🇺 Kate Miller-Heidke attempts the most technologically advanced performance ever for Australia 🇦🇺

Belgium, Georgia, Australia, Iceland, Estonia, Portugal, Greece and San Marino are rehearsing today at the Expo Tel Aviv are live in Israel at the Expo Tel Aviv press centre for day 2 of rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Belgium, Georgia, Australia, Iceland, Estonia, Portugal, Greece and San Marino.

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 Kate Miller-Heidke, performing “Zero Gravity” for Australia. 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!

After fifteen minutes of setting up time, we see Kate and her two backing singers all high up in the air on the “bendy hook” apparatus as first used by her backing dancer in Australia Decides. Kate is wearing a Disney princess-esque white dress with tiara, with her backing singers in black dresses.

In arguably the most technologically advanced performance ever attempted at Eurovision, the entire performance is designed to give off the impression that Kate and her backing singers are floating above the earth in space. The LED backdrop is of galactic space, whilst we have a 3D rotating earth overlay on the bottom third of the screen.

In the first run through, the camera angles are way off in several places… expected for such a technical performance. However, once these are cleared up, this could be an utterly mesmerising performance.

Vocally, Kate has chosen to sing more of the “nothing holding me down” lines in the outro of the song, only singing the “zero gravity” lyric for the final few lines.

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!

Ryan Cobb

My first memory of watching the Eurovision Song Contest was back in 2001 and, over the years, my passion and enthusiasm for the contest has very much turned into an obsession. I adore music and I love geography, so this contest is a natural fit for me. If la la loving Eurovision was a crime, I'd certainly be a criminal!

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