Today’s rehearsals kick off at 11:30 local time, 8:30CET, and will feature the second rehearsals of the first 13 acts from semifinal one! Today will see Montenegro, Iceland, Greece, Latvia, Albania, Romania, Switzerland, Belgium, Finland, Israel, San Marino, Cyprus and Denmark hit the stage for their second rehearsal in the Baku Crystal Hall.
Rambo Amadeus kicks off todays rehearsals! Today all the rehearsals will look more into their finalised version. The backround and the plot of the performance remains the same for Montenegro. The stage is dimmed by dark colours and Rambo is accompanied on stage by three dancers a guitarist and a drummer. Though, we couldn’t notice the vocal performance of Rambo.
Iceland is next on stage! The second Icelandic rehearsal doesn’t include any changes. Everything is perfect exactly like the first rehearsal. Vocally, both Greta Salome and Jonsi give a good performance. The backround illustrates moving mountains towards to the screens.
Next on stage is Eleftheria from Greece. Eleftherias second rehearsal is vocally improved! The backround has changed to a seabed with shells and the stage is dimmed with light blue and orange colours. A very energetic performance and choreography!
Anmary is next on stage. The Latvian singer is wearing a blue (too) long dress. Her dancers/backing vocalists are dressed in pink, blue and purple colours. The backround looks like the one in the first rehearsal with lively colours. Anmarys vocal performance is good.
Next on stage is Rona from Albania. Ronas vocal performance is really good, the stage is dimmed red and the performance is quiet simple. Nobody has any idea about what the Albanian representative is going to wear! A simple performance and a great voice.
Mandinga were in full ‘swing’ today with their rehearsal of Zaleilah. The group are in full dress with their instruments on stage today and singer Elena starts with a near-perfect vocal. The choregraphy is nothing spectacular but the band are having a great time together on stage. An energetic and fun rehearsal from Romania today!
Sinplus was ready to rock in rehearsal two and once again gave a typical rock-band performance. The vocals once again were very strong and the band was very energetic on stage. Similar to their videoclip for ‘Unbreakable’, green and white lights were the colours of choice to light the stage.
Next on stage is Belgium. Iris gives a good vocal performance. The backround screens illustrate trees and the stage is dimmed with mostly dark colours and pink. Iris is wearing a white dress and is accompanied on stage by three backing vocalists.
Pernilla from Finland is next on stage! The Finnish artist wears a black top and a short light blue skirt tha looks like a dress on the back side. Vocally, the performance is very good and the stage is dimmed red. We didn’t notice any change from Pernillas first rehearsal.
Next on stage is Israel. The band Izabo performed well their entry “Time”. The backround remains as it was in the first rehearsal; with clocks of different shapes. Two members of the band are on the catwalk dancing and singing – the performance is lively and energetic!
Valentina is next on stage! Today Valentina sounds weak and tired, probably because she is dancing and singing on the same time on stage. There are four dancers on stage together with the San Marinese representative. All of them are giving the impression of how fun is to be part of the social media. We really like Valentinas shoes!!
Ivi from Cyprus is next on stage! Ivi starts her performance from a table made by books, four female dancers are moving around the Cypriot artist. The beggining of the performance was very good and the stage is dimmed mostly in blue colours. The dancers and Ivi are wearing light pink dresses. Elena Patroclou is not on the stage as a backing vocalist (as it was planned). Overall a great performance with chances to do well.
The last country to rehearse today is Denmark! We didn’t notice any changes on the Danish second rehearsal. Vocally Soluna remains great! The stage is dimmed with dark orange colours plus the backround is full of skies, clouds and nature.