Today’s rehearsals kick off at 11:30 local time, 8:30CET, and will feature the second rehearsals of the last 5 acts from semifinal one, plus the first 8 acts of semifinal two! Today will see Russia (SF1), Hungary (SF1), Austria (SF1), Moldova (SF1), Ireland (SF1), Serbia (SF2), FYR Macedonia (SF2), The Netherlands (SF2), Malta (SF2), Belarus (SF2), Portugal (SF2), Ukraine (SF2) and Bulgaria (SF2) hit the stage for their second rehearsal in the Baku Crystal Hall.
First today on stage are ‘Buranovskiye Babushki’, who are creating a real media buzz in Baku at the moment. Once again the ladies are in full costume, and stick to their original performance of the song. The stage is lit up well by bright lights as the song hits its uptempo stages.
Next up was Compact Disco with their mid-tempo-ed rock song “Sound of Our Hearts”. The vocalist of the group is much improved, and he seems to be getting more comfortable with each rehearsal. Overall, a nice energetic rehearsal from Hungary today, not differing much from rehearsal one.
Trackshittaz is next and once again the band is accompanied by their three female dancers. The stage is dimmed with dark colours, with black, silver and green being the dominate ones. The choreography still leaves a bit left to be desired, but overall a strong vocal performance once again by the duo.
‘Lautar’ is the next song to be rehearsed, sung by Pasha Parfeny from Moldova! Once again Pasha’s vocals are on point as they were in the first rehearsal and he is joined on stage by his five female backing dancers and singers. A very energetic and fun performance by Moldova today – this looks like it’s headed to the final!
Jedward are capping off the rehearsals of semifinal one today, just before the break – in which will be followed by rehearsals of semifinal two! The lads are dressed up once again in shiny/glittery jackets accompanied by black pants and of course their signature hair-do! Jedward are joined on stage by their four backing singers once again and are full of energy as usual! The use of the water-fountain prop is very clever and makes the performance very memorable!