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 KEiiNO, performing
“Spirit in the Sky” for Norway. 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:
There aren’t too many changes in this rehearsal for Norway, but there’s new “traditional-style” LED backdrop graphics during Fred’s joiking middle 8.
During the final chorus, the multicoloured galaxy comes racing towards us on the LED backdrop. For a song that will rely on televote success, the Norwegians still need a more memorable visual climax… perhaps some pyro to come?
And indeed we do! Lots of fire pyro in the latter half of the song and smoke which give this an added atmosphere. Finally we have a visual climax to this song which may lift it to qualification.
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!