ESCXTRA: Live from Tel Aviv🇳🇱 Netherlands

LIVE DAY 4 REVIEW: 🇳🇱 Duncan Laurence sits at his piano for The Netherlands 🇳🇱

Croatia, Malta, Lithuania, Russia, Albania, Norway, The Netherlands, North Macedonia and Azerbaijan are rehearsing today at the Expo Tel Aviv

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 Duncan Laurence, performing “Arcade” for The Netherlands. 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!

The opening camera shot shows the stage mostly dark, with some blue lighting around the stage rather than from the LED backdrop. The shot begins from above, and slowly descends towards Duncan sitting at his piano. The Dutchman is wearing a blue ensemble, consisting of a casual jacket, shirt and trousers.

There is a lot of wide shots throughout this performance, showing the vast stage in its full glory. These are interspersed with a range of close-up shots on both Duncan and his hands playing the piano. Into the second chorus, the LED backdrop also produces a smoky blue theme in line with the rest of the arena lighting.

In the middle 8, we see a white sphere hanging in front of Duncan before he takes his hands off the piano and starts gesturing during his powerful notes.

The Netherlands 🇳🇱 - Duncan Laurence - Arcade - First Rehearsal - Eurovision 2019The Netherlands 🇳🇱 – Duncan Laurence – Arcade – First Rehearsal – Eurovision 2019

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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