ESCXTRA: Live from Tel Aviv🇦🇿 Azerbaijan

LIVE DAY 4 REVIEW: 🇦🇿 Chingiz gives us robots, lasers, and a high-quality performance 🇦🇿

Croatia, Malta, Lithuania, Russia, Albania, Norway, The Netherlands, North Macedonia and Azerbaijan are rehearsing today at the Expo Tel Aviv 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 Chingiz, performing “Truth” for Azerbaijan. 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!

Chingiz starts in front of a LED “V”. Two robot arms (like in the interval act in 2016) are next to him and point laser lights on him. The background is very futuristic with purple/blue as the main color and a beating heart on the LED wall during the beginning of the performance.

As we approach the final chorus, Chingiz has an “out-of-body” experience in which he turns into a CGI version of himself before returning to real life. This trick was extremely enthusiastically received by the watching press centre.

The first run through of this rehearsal is currently taking place and, as you read this, we are finalising our initial review.

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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