Before the actual rehearsals took place at the Globe Arena in Stockholm, a group of high school students and young local musicians performed this year’s entries with nearly the exact choreography and performance as a last technical rehearsal. Some of these performances have now been leaked, including the one for Dami Im’s ‘Sound of silence’ for Australia.
The stand-in rehearsals are being uploaded by the performers themselves. A total of 11 has been uploaded so far, including Josephine Thunell performing the Australian entry, that came second this year.
These rehearsals can sometimes be a leap towards a professional career, as was the case with Ellen Benediktson who took part in Melodifestivalen 2014 and 2015 after standing in for France in Eurovision 2013.
Check out some other performances as well!
Belgium: Mathilda Lindström – What’s the pressure
Bosnia & Herzegovina: Aksel Mörk & Vanja Gruvsjö Lehtola – Ljubav je
Croatia: Sofie Brehnfors – Lighthouse
France: Alfred – J’ai cherché
Georgia: Aksel Mörk & Band – Midnight gold
Moldova: Sofia Sjöstrand – Falling stars
Norway: Josephine Thunell – Icebreaker
The Netherlands: Isac Aspberg – Slow down
Sweden: Sam Nilsson Ezeh – If I were sorry
Ukraine: Frida Linnell – 1944