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๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น LIVE DAY 9 REVIEW: New graphics, outfit and camera angles for Mahmood ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Israel, France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, and Germany are rehearsing today at the Expo Tel Aviv are live in Israel at the Expo Tel Aviv press centre for day 9 of rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Israel, France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, and Germany.

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 Mahmood, performing โ€œSoldiโ€ for Italy. 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 weโ€™ve noticed in todayโ€™s second rehearsal:

Mahmood’s performance features a variety of new graphics and camera angles and a more colorful red, white and black short-sleeved short with abstract patterns. Unlike many other of this year’s performances, there are plenty of close up shots, many of which changing to the rhythm of the song, and fewer wide angle ones. The background features several themes, ranging from rising blue triangles, to English translations of the Italian lyrics to a picture of Mahmood that opens and show his child version of the music video. Compared to the previous rehearsal, the
LED floor features pictures of burning dollar bills, raining down. Camera angles are more focused than the first show and dancers engage well with him, making the performance feeling more complete. The show wraps up with a red sun on a black background. Mahmood seemed much more comfortable on stage and delivered a solid rehearsal.

As soon as the official Eurovision YouTube channel uploads a video of todayโ€™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 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!

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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