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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ LIVE DAY 8 REVIEW: Sergey proves in the second rehearsal he’s still in for the win ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ

Croatia, Malta, Lithuania, Russia, Albania, Norway, Netherlands, North Macedonia, and Azerbaijan are rehearsing today at the Expo Tel Aviv

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, youโ€™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 contestโ€™s rehearsal schedule.

Rehearsing right now inside the Expo Tel Aviv is Sergey Lazarev, performing โ€œScreamโ€ for Russia . 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:

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And now here is what weโ€™ve noticed in todayโ€™s second rehearsal:

The second rehearsal is much more on point and confident than the first rehearsal. Sergey still starts on the right side of the stage looking into several mirrors. For the first chorus, he is center stage and you can see all his real reflections. For the end of the chorus, he is on the right side of the stage.

The camera shots and positions are there and the LED screens work perfectly. When he is in the box during the second verse everything else is dark and you can see rain on the back LED. The second chorus Sergey appears on all mirrors wet from the rain. During the bridge, he steps out of the box and is in sync with all the LED mirrors. When he walks to the center stage all the LED reflections appear as soon as his real reflection is seen.

The second run through is currently taking place and we are writing up our thoughts right now!

Here is a reminder of the first rehearsal:

Stay tuned for our reviews for the rest of todayโ€™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!

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Matt Baker

As a writer with the Eurovision disposition it was only inevitable that I should find myself merging these two interests. If it wasn't Sonia singing "Better the Devil You Know" that got me hooked on Eurovision, then it was the Gina G banger "Just a Little Bit". The 90's is where it all started for me, who knows where I'll end up!

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