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Eurovision 2017 Rehearsals: Day 6


Eurovision 2017 – With two weeks to go to the contest, daily rehearsals start tomorrow and of course the Eurovision Times will do its best to cover them; here’s for the first rehearsals to the first half of semifinal 1: pics and vids will be officially released and we get to discuss, debate, analyze, predict…

So this is how it’ll work for the next 10 days or so: we will resume the system from the last two years. There is an article for the day’s rehearsals published in the morning (or the night before) with the calendar (this year, the new style and format of the official site don’t seem to help look for rehearsals). You can comment all day on it, based on all the info you can gather around and as soon as I can, I’ll get working on a recap article with links to pictures, videos, etc. However, I do work (even if both 1st of May and 8th of May are days off in France) so I’ll do that at the latest in the evening, sooner if possible, depending. Usually, the girls are down there and as you know, this year ET did not get a pass, so they’ll be following from here and will help publishing any news article.

So we’re all counting on you guys to post in the comment section all the links you find and discuss all material out there. Hope it works out great for everyone, and already a big cheers to all the sites who will post their own made materials.

Here’s tomorrow’s schedule: Semifinal 1 & Semifinal 2 Half 1 – Second rehearsal + Big 5 & Host First rehearsal

  • 09:00-09:20 Armenia Second rehearsal
  • 09:25-09:45 Slovenia Second rehearsal
  •  09:50-10:10 Latvia Second rehearsal
  •  10:15-10:35 Serbia Second rehearsal
  •  10:40-11:00 Austria Second rehearsal
  • Break 1
  •  12:05-12:25 F.Y.R. Macedonia Second rehearsal
  •  12:30-12:50 Malta Second rehearsal
  •  12:55-13:15 Romania Second rehearsal
  • Break 2
  •  14:05-14:35 Ukraine First rehearsal
  •  14:40-15:10 Italy First rehearsal
  •  15:15-15:45 Spain First rehearsal
  •  15:50-16:20 Germany First rehearsal
  • Break 3
  •  17:35-18:05 United-Kingdom First rehearsal
  •  18:10-18:40 France First rehearsal

So keep in mind we get to see the last 3 of the first semifinal getting their second rehearsal, as well as the first 5 of the second semifinal. Then the 6 finalists will only get their first rehearsal (so less material published for them than for the finalists).

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361 comments on “Eurovision 2017 Rehearsals: Day 6

  1. Asked about Alma getting lost on stage today the french head of delegation said they are aware of the issue and will work on fixing the camera angles to make them tighter and that always the first rehearsal is the most challenging but everything will be in place for the second rehearsal most likely.

  2. Demy’s sponsors on promotion mode.This is the ad played on Ukrainian TV:

  3. Australia and Cyprus already anouncing national finals for 2018. The aussies are thinking of something in the lines of Melodifestivalen.They say they want to keep doing Eurovision for a long time.

  4. My overnight guest has gone to bed and I will check reactions to Spain, France and the UK now. :)

  5. Tbh I haven’t really been following the rehearsals so much, but I hope the stagings aren’t overdone…

  6. I am totally confused. Opinions on France are all over the place. LOL

  7. After all entries have performed at least once here’s how the betting odds look atm:

    • Interesting that Portugal can get so high despite Salvador not having performed in Kiev yet. Hope he can take it one step higher in the end :-)

      • I could not agree more.

        P.S. – Luísa is saying that Salvador is excited with whole ESC experience now and is following eveything on-line. He knows the odds and what has been happening during the rehearsals.

        • I’m glad it’s not me. People’s expectations can be quite a pressure.

          • Indeed. I hope he enjoys the whole thing and does not care too much about the final outcome. He’s travelling with his parents and one member of his medical team.

            • Those scary parents Luísa told us about in the Wiwi interview? … ;)
              Loved Wiwi’s reaction to the German rehearsal btw. I watched it with my visiting friend and she went ROFL too. :)

            • The very same. LOL

              Who the heck chose Levina’s dress and that backdrop?

            • NDR … *sighs*
              They love grey, don’t they?

            • They most certainly do. :(

            • Northern Germans. *sighs again* Their skies look like that every day of the year. We Southern Germans would have done it differently. ;)
              I really need to go now. Boa noite. :) LOL

            • :D Gute nacht.

      • Agreed and signed. :)

    • Ugh those odds on Bulgaria are so tempting that I am thinking betting 20 € or so. I d pay my rent next month !

      • You should since you are so confident Bulgaria will win.

        • I did not say I am that confident but those odds are a bargain honestly. At 11 I’ll get 220 euros back it’s insane.

          Still cherish those 7 euros net gain Georgia’s qualification gave me last year :)

    • I know that Portugal is popular this year, but seeing that table is very unusual as far as I am concerned. And Salvador has not rehearsed yet; the song was written for him and he will make shine next Monday.

  8. Impressions on the videos no2

    Armenia: I don’t know how it will look on the screen but what we see so far is a let-down compared to the video (unlike Azerbaijan which is the opposite). Who thought of this tight-waist thing for her, it’s pretty unflattering. I like the oriental graphics and whata voice she has.

    Slovenia: Nothing we haven’t seen so far in the NF. He looks like he’s trying to hard. To prove what I wonder.

    Latvia: Noooo br8ng back that purple wig! The clubby graphics are very cool and I lile the deconstructed hotel maid’s uniform. Those boots are a miss though. Strong closer with all the problems such an entry might face.

    Serbia: Is she wearing some sort of expensive nightgown? Singing not good, nothing very interesting. Hunky dancer running backwards is the main attraction.

    Austria: He looks angelic up there in the clouds and he displays tonloads of charisma. My only objection is that there should be more smoke to cover the supports the moon is standing on. This is going to do great in the contest.

  9. FYRoM: All you hear is the backing vocals and she doesn’t succed at being sexy. I like the big city background – somebody else would have done great with it.

    Malta: Her styling is all wrong and the big vanity projection in the background is the scariest of them all. A very long three minutes.

    Romania: This is Toy Story coming to life, fun for all the family. It enhances their adorableness and cuteness to the 100th degree. Sexy little red dress and I hope those cannons throw disco balls!

    Holland: They made this glossy, glitzy and anthemic which has nothing to do with what is supposedly the theme of the song. Nevertheless they make it work. I don’t like the lyrics on the background, the jumpsuit is ok, but the dresses are a fail.

    Hungary: I don’t think he connects very well with the camera, he always looks kind of wary of it and reserved. I like the graphics in the background. Warm staging but nothing too innovative.

  10. Denmark: Again, nothing we haven’t seen at the NF. She overdoes everything, she is like Denmark’s Anna Vissi.

    Ireland: His voice is what it is, an acquired taste. It shows especially in the high note. However I don’t think he was off this time unlike the previous rehearsal. I don’t know what the balloon is doing there exactly.

    San Marino: They dressed as sterotypically as they could for a disco numbet but graphics are so run-of-the-mill. It does get some groove going mainly thanks to him.

    Croatia: This half-leather, half-tuxedo outfit and the biblical storms behind him take WTFery to new levels. He does the Pavarotti impression, then the strings go all wild for some reason. Fail on every possible level.

    Norway: Daft Punk tribute act without any of DP’s music unfortunately. At one point the sampled vocals come in and then you here the phrase “the voice in my head” without knowing if it’s live or recorded. Shame.

  11. Switzerland: Nickelodeon does greek mythology. They’re lucky Croatia appeared a little earlier, so they look elegant and restrained by comparison.

    Belarus: Another one who wears white and I like the dress. The propellers are a bit too big but they look like they have fun up there and they genuinely like each other.

    Bulgaria: Empty minimalism, both visually and in terms of performance. Toddler singing a nice ballad and he does it well, but I don’t think child-wonders are a thing at Eurovision. Agender styling accentuates the age thing. At some point he makes doodles appear on the screen with his hands (thunder and lightning!) which will probably be distracting, like Italy last year.

    Lithuania: Again not that different from the NF. Chorus is basically an excuse for her ingratiating improvs.

    Estonia: They smile, they are loose, they are confident! And with very good reason :)

    Israel: Great clubby graphics and all the hot Med boys you can fit at the ESC stage. Another strong closer for the semi.

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