What happened in Tel Aviv: Day Six

Sweden second rehearsal 2019 — Photo by: Thomas Hanses

Every night around 23:55 CET, we summarize the events that occurred in Tel Aviv. The rehearsal Friday was an exciting and amazing day, where we got to see the remaining two acts of semi final 1, a bunch of nations from semi 2 and the six finalist on stage for the first time!

In What Happened Today we close off the day with an overview of the most important facts and videos. Have you been working all day? Or you did not have time to follow the rehearsals? Everything you may have missed – you can catch up every night in this article.

Big-5 and Israel on stage for the first time

The finalists got to rehearse for the first time and all had mixed performances. Israel was visually fine, but vocally not always confident. France is more a statement than a song. Spain is very cheerful and colourful. Italy was a bit disappointing, for people who saw a potential winner in them. The United Kingdom and Germany will probably battle for a spot in the bottom 5 of the final, perhaps even the last place.

Check out all the in-depth descriptions of the finalists here:

Eurovision 2019 Grand Final: All performances

Sweden takes a shot at the crown and a record

Sweden has had the best rehearsal of today. Team ESCDaily unanimously agrees on this; Lundvik sets a serious candidacy to threaten Netherlands and Russia for Eurovision victory. IF Lundvik takes the crown home, Sweden would get their desired seventh Eurovision victory. After the last victory by Måns Zelmerlöw in 2015, the Swedes already said that they want to match and break Ireland’s record of seven wins.

Luca Hänni not feeling well

Luca Hänni has cancelled his interviews because he has to “take care of his voice”. He also told us that he thinks there is still some space for improvement and is going to work the coming few days on looking more into the camera.

Austria drops their black and white shots

The Austrian delegation has decided to no longer broadcast the first part of the performance in black and white. There is a very intimate staging and camera work. Vocals in style of Kate Bush, all on spot.

Tweet of the day

Meanwhile in Tel Aviv…

See you tomorrow!