What happened today in Lisbon: Day Three

Every night around 23:00 CET, we summarize the events that occurred in Lisbon. On the third day in Portugal, former winner Alexander Rybak and former runner-up Waylon took the stage. And of course, it was the day of Jessica Mauboy.

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.

Jessica does not seem to be a contender for victory

After her first rehearsal, the press centre has had a lukewarm reaction for Jessica Mauboy and Australia. On one thing everybody seems to agree though: Jessica Mauboy is not a contender for victory (anymore). Let’s hope things get better…

We taped the first episode of the ESCDaily Show!

In the first episode of our talkshow The ESCDaily Show we have Dutch commentator and ESC Insight reporter Eleanor Chalkley at the table, discussing about the first rehearsals of the first semi final. And about the new voting system for the jury, and which countries could benefit from that.

Former winner Rybak impresses a lot

Could he do it again for Norway, 9 years after his victory in Moscow? Alexander Rybak is going through the roof after his first rehearsal in Lisbon. Wanna know what it looks like? Read our description of all performances here. Or check out the short video snippet below.

Waylon is confident, but we don’t see it yet

Waylon is confident that he can give The Netherlands another top result, just like he did with The Common Linnets in 2014. But after his first rehearsal, we have big doubts if he will score as high again this year. He does introduce a new interesting dancing style with his four backing guitarists/dancers, called krumping.

Moldova and Romania surprise with good performances

Romania and Moldova are not extreme high with the bookmakers, but had a great first day of rehearsals. Moldova’s dream team (Kirkorov as composer, Evagelinos as stage designer) give DoReDos a highly fun-act, whilst Romania has very, very strong vocals. The two neighbours are contenders for a place in the final?