ESCXTRA: Live from Tel Aviv🇲🇰 North Macedonia

🇲🇰 LIVE DAY 8 REVIEW: Pure emotion and focus from North Macedonia’s Tamara 🇲🇰

Croatia, Malta, Lithuania, Russia, Albania, Norway, 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 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 Tamara Todevska, performing “Proud” for North Macedonia. 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:

We have limited changes for North Macedonia in this second run through, suggesting the delegations are rightly pleased with their activities on Tuesday’s first rehearsal. Rather than mirrors, we now notice that North Macedonia’s “mirrors” are actually LED screens. This is only because one moment Tamara was slightly out of sync with them.

The ending of the performance sees Tamara in complete darkness with a light on just Tamara. The camera then zooms out to reveal Tamara as a little figure in the distance which looks very effective. Tamara continuously looks at the camera which is beneficial for North Macedonia.

The final run through sees the lighting return for the end of the performance so perhaps this was just a good-looking technical error!

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!

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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