ESCXTRA: Live from Tel Aviv๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Latvia

LIVE DAY 3 REVIEW: ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Carousel are back in cinematic colour for Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป

Armenia, Ireland, Moldova, Switzerland, Latvia, Romania, Denmark, Sweden and Austria are rehearsing today at the Expo Tel Aviv 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 todayโ€™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 contestโ€™s rehearsal schedule.

Rehearsing right now inside the Expo Tel Aviv is Carousel, performing “That Night” for Latvia. 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!

Latvia have opted to ditch their black and white camera effect that we’ve seen during their performances in Supernova. Instead, we see the band in colour and the camera has overlays of little twinkle and light effects to give the performance a feel that it is being filmed on an old camera in older times.

The majority of the performance is made up of slow camera shots, several of which are filmed by a cameraman circling the band onstage.
Sabฤซne is wearing a white outfit with a dark green country-style hat. She is accompanied by her three bandmates, playing their instruments.

Latvia uses the cinema-style effect for the entirety of performance, in which the television feed introduces black bars framing the performance. For example, previous uses of this include Czech Republic’s Mikolas Josef last year.

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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