ESCXTRA: Live from Tel Aviv🇭🇷 Croatia

🇭🇷 LIVE DAY 8 REVIEW: An explosion of lights and plenty of camera angles for Roko 🇭🇷

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 Roko, performing
“The Dream” for Croatia. 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:

Roko’s performance kicks off with him lying on the floor on top of an active crater and we see him first upside down through a birds-eye view. The background LED screen becomes first coloured with a purple then a cloudy and dark blue sky and we then the camera angle zooms in to Roko. Somewhat surprisingly, the two backing dancers, wearing white outfit with prominent golden wings, lower down from the ceiling. The mood then swiftly darkens up and the dancers put Roko’s own golden wings on him. A water them then appears throughout on the LED floor and elements of a cloudy daylight sky with an explosion of lights accompany the last few moments of the song. Overall, Roko delivered exceptionally, with flawless vocals, transmitting powerful emotions.

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!

Riccardo Maddalozzo

Born in Italy, I have lived in 5 countries in 3 continents. I discovered Eurovision by accident in 2010 and became a superfan in 2013. I attended both Eurovision and Junior Eurovision events and covered several national finals on the ground and hope to continue doing so for a long time!

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