ESCXTRA.com are live in Israel at the Expo Tel Aviv press centre for day 4 of rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Croatia, Malta, Lithuania, Russia, Albania, Norway, The Netherlands, North Macedonia and Azerbaijan.
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 Jonida Maliqi, performing “Ktheju tokës” for Albania. 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!
Albania are keeping things simple with Jonida centre-stage with a microphone stand on a raised platform. She is joined by 3 backing singers who are placed on the “bridge” right of stage. Jonida is wearing a black dress with gold decoration and has her hair slicked back.
The entire performance has minimal LED usage, with a largely black theme throughout with tinges of orange around the edges of the stage. Towards the end of the performance we see an on-screen eagle graphic, which in its current form, looks very scary and completely out of place. This will presumably be tidied up in future run throughs. Nevertheless, Jonida’s vocals are absolutely magnificent.
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!