ESCXTRA.com are live in Israel at the Expo Tel Aviv press centre for day 7 of rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Greece, San Marino, Armenia, Ireland, Moldova, Switzerland, Latvia, Romania, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Israel, France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, and Germany.
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 Srbuk, performing “Walking Out” for Armenia. 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!
Firstly, remind yourselves what happened in the first rehearsal:
And now here is what we’ve noticed in today’s second rehearsal:
The show starts off with a close up of Srbuk who compared to the first rehearsal now features a new hair style and outfit. Her hair has some extravagant braids with a traditional shawl and a close up of her rings is one of the first things we see.
She is alone on stage and the performance has a prominent black and red theme throughout with an opening white sliding background towards the middle. The performance features multiple camera angles that range from close ups to audience shots. When she hits the high notes, the LED floor changes to give a glass breaking effect and later, it also appears in the graphics on screen. Sbruk delivers solidly, giving a very fierce vibe. On the third run through, we saw the pyro effects, which include a firey storm, adding to the fierceness of the whole show.
Here is a reminder of the first rehearsal:
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!