ESCXTRA.com are live in Israel at the Expo Tel Aviv press centre for day 8 of rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Croatia, Malta, Lithuania, Russia, Albania, Norway, 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!
Firstly, remind yourselves what happened in the first rehearsal:
And now here is what we’ve noticed in today’s second rehearsal:
The Azerbaijani performance is certainly a finished product and ready-to-go for the second semi-final. Everything is framed perfectly and it is a thoroughly entertaining and modern performance.
There’s the addition of a graphic overlay towards the end of the second chorus which is subtle yet effective. Chingiz also adds more mugham (ethnic singing) to the final chorus which gives this pop song that unique Azerbaijani touch. This is certainly a massive comeback after the disappointment with Aisel last year.
As soon as the official Eurovision YouTube channel uploads a video of today’s second rehearsal, we shall embed it right here for you to watch!
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!