ESCXTRA: Live from Kyiv

Follow all the latest from rehearsals in Kyiv, Ukraine and keep up to date with the breaking news with us at ESCXTRA: Live from Kyiv!

We will be providing a live stream throughout each and every day of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 as well as reports from every rehearsal that takes place over the two weeks, Facebook Live videos from the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine and snapshots of Eurovision life from around the city on Twitter and Instagram.

Stick with us throughout the two weeks for instant updates from Kyiv about your favourite artists and make sure you check out our XtraVoix podcast with our friends at Eurovoix.com.

Day 6: Francesco Gabbani completes his first rehearsal for Italy – PREDICTION & REVIEW

Day 6: Francesco Gabbani completes his first rehearsal for Italy – PREDICTION & REVIEW

ESCXTRA are live from Kyiv for day six of rehearsals ahead of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest! Like yesterday, we can bring you live audio from the press centre television screens that show each rehearsal. The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Armenia, Slovenia, Latvia, Serbia, Austria, F.Y.R. Macedonia, Malta, Romania, Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and France. Furthermore, read our handy guide for a more detailed look at this contest’s rehearsal schedule. In addition, for our immediate reactions to every single rehearsal, you can follow our live stream from the press centre at the International Exhibition Center by visiting our YouTube channel. Also, you will also be able to listen live to each second rehearsal as it happens and give us your opinions in our live chat. The next artist to take to the stage for their first rehearsal is Francesco Gabbani from Italy. We have just watched his first run through of Occidentali’s Karma live from Kyiv and here is our reaction. Staging Francesco charms in a suit from the centre of the stage, with four backing singers in brightly coloured jumpers. Oh and of course the man in the Gorilla suit! It’s perfect because it seems to combine all of his San Remo performances into one Eurovision quality performance. …
Day 6: O.Torvald complete their first rehearsal for Ukraine – REVIEW

Day 6: O.Torvald complete their first rehearsal for Ukraine – REVIEW

ESCXTRA are live from Kyiv for day six of rehearsals ahead of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest! Like yesterday, we can bring you live audio from the press centre television screens that show each rehearsal. The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Armenia, Slovenia, Latvia, Serbia, Austria, F.Y.R. Macedonia, Malta, Romania, Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and France. Furthermore, read our handy guide for a more detailed look at this contest’s rehearsal schedule. In addition, for our immediate reactions to every single rehearsal, you can follow our live stream from the press centre at the International Exhibition Center by visiting our YouTube channel. Also, you will also be able to listen live to each second rehearsal as it happens and give us your opinions in our live chat. The next artist to take to the stage for their first rehearsal is O.Torvald from Ukraine. We have just watched their first run through of Time live from Kyiv and here is our reaction. Staging The infamous “head” from the leaked pictures is finally seen here in the Ukrainian performance. The LED backdrop seems to have a turquoise colour scheme although at points, the backdrop turns black with some sort of mountainous effect in the imagery. Overall, it feels less powerful than their …
Day 6: Ilinca & Alex Florea complete their second rehearsal for Romania – PREDICTION & REVIEW

Day 6: Ilinca & Alex Florea complete their second rehearsal for Romania – PREDICTION & REVIEW

ESCXTRA are live from Kyiv for day six of rehearsals ahead of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest! Like yesterday, we can bring you live audio from the press centre television screens that show each rehearsal. The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Armenia, Slovenia, Latvia, Serbia, Austria, F.Y.R. Macedonia, Malta, Romania, Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and France. Furthermore, read our handy guide for a more detailed look at this contest’s rehearsal schedule. In addition, for our immediate reactions to every single rehearsal, you can follow our live stream from the press centre at the International Exhibition Center by visiting our YouTube channel. Also, you will also be able to listen live to each second rehearsal as it happens and give us your opinions in our live chat. The next artist to take to the stage for her second rehearsal is Ilinca & Alex Florea from Romania. We have just watched their first run through of Yodel It! live from Kyiv and here is our reaction. Staging overview For this rehearsal, Ilinca and Alex are presumably in their stage outfits. Ilinca is wearing a short red dress while Alex is all in black. There seems to have been some changes to the LED backdrop, or perhaps it is a change in camera angles. …
Day 6: Claudia Faniello completes her second rehearsal for Malta – PREDICTION & REVIEW

Day 6: Claudia Faniello completes her second rehearsal for Malta – PREDICTION & REVIEW

ESCXTRA are live from Kyiv for day six of rehearsals ahead of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest! Like yesterday, we can bring you live audio from the press centre television screens that show each rehearsal. The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Armenia, Slovenia, Latvia, Serbia, Austria, F.Y.R. Macedonia, Malta, Romania, Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and France. Furthermore, read our handy guide for a more detailed look at this contest’s rehearsal schedule. In addition, for our immediate reactions to every single rehearsal, you can follow our live stream from the press centre at the International Exhibition Center by visiting our YouTube channel. Also, you will also be able to listen live to each second rehearsal as it happens and give us your opinions in our live chat. The next artist to take to the stage for her second rehearsal is Claudia Faniello from Malta. We have just watched their first run through of Breathlessly live from Kyiv and here is our reaction. Staging overview Claudia still has her blue LED backdrop as we saw in the previous rehearsal. She is in a beautiful white formal dress. Of course, Claudia’s vocals are fantastic as always with her gorgeous vocal tone elevating the song. Qualification prospects I still fear this song isn’t memorable enough …
Day 6: Jana Burčeska completes her second rehearsal for FYR Macedonia – PREDICTION & REVIEW

Day 6: Jana Burčeska completes her second rehearsal for FYR Macedonia – PREDICTION & REVIEW

ESCXTRA are live from Kyiv for day six of rehearsals ahead of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest! Like yesterday, we can bring you live audio from the press centre television screens that show each rehearsal. The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Armenia, Slovenia, Latvia, Serbia, Austria, F.Y.R. Macedonia, Malta, Romania, Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and France. Furthermore, read our handy guide for a more detailed look at this contest’s rehearsal schedule. In addition, for our immediate reactions to every single rehearsal, you can follow our live stream from the press centre at the International Exhibition Center by visiting our YouTube channel. Also, you will also be able to listen live to each second rehearsal as it happens and give us your opinions in our live chat. The next artist to take to the stage for her second rehearsal is Jana Burčeska from FYR Macedonia. We have just watched their first run through of Dance Alone live from Kyiv and here is our reaction. Staging overview Jana has a skyline on her LED backdrop with three video billboards within that to give it a city life at night feel. She’s really enjoying herself on stage and connecting with cameras very well although a couple of camera shots towards the end may need …
Day 6: Nathan Trent completes his second rehearsal for Austria – PREDICTION & REVIEW

Day 6: Nathan Trent completes his second rehearsal for Austria – PREDICTION & REVIEW

ESCXTRA are live from Kyiv for day six of rehearsals ahead of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest! Like yesterday, we can bring you live audio from the press centre television screens that show each rehearsal. The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Armenia, Slovenia, Latvia, Serbia, Austria, F.Y.R. Macedonia, Malta, Romania, Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and France. Furthermore, read our handy guide for a more detailed look at this contest’s rehearsal schedule. In addition, for our immediate reactions to every single rehearsal, you can follow our live stream from the press centre at the International Exhibition Center by visiting our YouTube channel. Also, you will also be able to listen live to each second rehearsal as it happens and give us your opinions in our live chat. The next artist to take to the stage for his second rehearsal is Nathan Trent from Austria. We have just watched his first run through of Running On Air live from Kyiv and here is our reaction. Staging overview Austria are continuing with their fairytale sky theme with Nathan beginning his performance on a moon prop. Nathan’s ultimate advantage is his fantastic ability to connect with the cameras. He also seems to be taking his vocals to a new level here, putting in 100% into …
Day 6: Tijana Bogićević completes her second rehearsal for Serbia – PREDICTION & REVIEW

Day 6: Tijana Bogićević completes her second rehearsal for Serbia – PREDICTION & REVIEW

ESCXTRA are live from Kyiv for day six of rehearsals ahead of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest! Like yesterday, we can bring you live audio from the press centre television screens that show each rehearsal. The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Armenia, Slovenia, Latvia, Serbia, Austria, F.Y.R. Macedonia, Malta, Romania, Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and France. Furthermore, read our handy guide for a more detailed look at this contest’s rehearsal schedule. In addition, for our immediate reactions to every single rehearsal, you can follow our live stream from the press centre at the International Exhibition Center by visiting our YouTube channel. Also, you will also be able to listen live to each second rehearsal as it happens and give us your opinions in our live chat. The next artist to take to the stage for her second rehearsal is Tijana Bogićević from Serbia. We have just watched her first run through of In Too Deep live from Kyiv and here is our reaction. Staging overview Tijana is dressed in a silver leotard  with white flowing fabrics at the sleeves and covering her bottom half. She is alone on stage until a dancer joins her towards the end, also dressed in white. The LED backdrops are water themed throughout the song. Tijana’s vocals are …
Day 6: Triana Park complete their second rehearsal for Latvia – PREDICTION & REVIEW

Day 6: Triana Park complete their second rehearsal for Latvia – PREDICTION & REVIEW

ESCXTRA are live from Kyiv for day six of rehearsals ahead of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest! Like yesterday, we can bring you live audio from the press centre television screens that show each rehearsal. The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Armenia, Slovenia, Latvia, Serbia, Austria, F.Y.R. Macedonia, Malta, Romania, Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and France. Furthermore, read our handy guide for a more detailed look at this contest’s rehearsal schedule. In addition, for our immediate reactions to every single rehearsal, you can follow our live stream from the press centre at the International Exhibition Center by visiting our YouTube channel. Also, you will also be able to listen live to each second rehearsal as it happens and give us your opinions in our live chat. The next artist to take to the stage for her second rehearsal is Triana Park from Latvia. We have just watched his first run through of Line live from Kyiv and here is our reaction. Staging overview The neon panels from Supernova have returned once again, with the LED backdrop showing some sort of black and white wave motion. Later in the song, the LED backdrop changes to these neon figure people. Agnese interacts with the cameras perfectly. The band’s costumes are fantastic, Agnese returned …
Day 6: Omar Naber completes his second rehearsal for Slovenia – PREDICTION & REVIEW

Day 6: Omar Naber completes his second rehearsal for Slovenia – PREDICTION & REVIEW

ESCXTRA are live from Kyiv for day six of rehearsals ahead of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest! Like yesterday, we can bring you live audio from the press centre television screens that show each rehearsal. The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Armenia, Slovenia, Latvia, Serbia, Austria, F.Y.R. Macedonia, Malta, Romania, Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and France. Furthermore, read our handy guide for a more detailed look at this contest’s rehearsal schedule. In addition, for our immediate reactions to every single rehearsal, you can follow our live stream from the press centre at the International Exhibition Center by visiting our YouTube channel. Also, you will also be able to listen live to each second rehearsal as it happens and give us your opinions in our live chat. The next artist to take to the stage for her second rehearsal is Omar Naber from Slovenia. We have just watched his first run through of On My Way live from Kyiv and here is our reaction. Staging overview The LED backdrop has a black, blue and white theme with the chandelier being put to full use. The screens from the chandelier are fully lowered for the first half of the song and raise up during the key change. Omar is faultless vocally as always, …
Day 6: Artsvik completes second rehearsal for Armenia – PREDICTION & REVIEW

Day 6: Artsvik completes second rehearsal for Armenia – PREDICTION & REVIEW

ESCXTRA are live from Kyiv for day six of rehearsals ahead of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest! Like yesterday, we can bring you live audio from the press centre television screens that show each rehearsal. The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Armenia, Slovenia, Latvia, Serbia, Austria, F.Y.R. Macedonia, Malta, Romania, Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom and France. Furthermore, read our handy guide for a more detailed look at this contest’s rehearsal schedule. In addition, for our immediate reactions to every single rehearsal, you can follow our live stream from the press centre at the International Exhibition Center by visiting our YouTube channel. Also, you will also be able to listen live to each second rehearsal as it happens and give us your opinions in our live chat. The next artist to take to the stage for her second rehearsal is Artsvik from Armenia. We have just watched his first run through of Fly With Me live from Kyiv and here is our reaction. Staging overview The LED backdrop has a pink and purple theme which is a slight twist on the colour schemes used in the video, however the use of colour is quite similar. There are lots of very fast camera switches in the first half of the performance, identical to …
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