ESCXTRA.com are live in Israel at the Expo Tel Aviv press centre for day 3 of rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Armenia, Ireland, Moldova, Switzerland, Latvia, Romania, Denmark, Sweden and Austria.
Note: Both Latvia & Moldova and Austria & Sweden have swapped places in today’s rehearsal running order.
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 PÆNDA, performing “Limits” for Austria. 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!
PÆNDA’s performance starts in black and white and the colours appear just at the second chorus, revealing her blue hair. For the third run they drop effect and the whole performance is in colour. She starts the performance sat down on a podium and later stands up.
There is absolutely nothing happening on the LED screens behind her. Instead, the stage is full of poles with lights that create patterns to match the beat. The triangles in the ceiling are also heavily used.
PÆNDA sounds great and the backing vocalists add more depth to the song. After the second run some tears were visible in her eyes.
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!