Eurovision 2018 Rehearsals: Day 5

Eurovision 2018 – With two weeks to go to the contest, daily rehearsals start this Sunday and of course the Eurovision Times will do its best to cover them; here’s for the second 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 three 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, so on this article you can see a recap). 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, which will help) 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 the girls couldn’t make it to Lisbon.

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 – Half 1 – Second rehearsal

  • 11:00-11:20 Azerbaijan
  • 11:25-11:45 Iceland
  • 11:50-12:10 Albania
  • 12:15-12:35 Belgium
  • 12:40-13:00 Czech Republic
  • 14:05-14:25 Lithuania
  • 14:30-143:50 Israel
  • 14:55-15:15 Belarus
  • 15:20-15:40 Estonia
  • 15:45-16:05 Bulgaria
  • 16:30-16:50 FYR Macedonia
  • 16:55-17:15 Croatia
  • 17:20-17:40 Austria
  • 17:45-18:05 Greece
  • 18:10-18:30 Finland

There will therefore be 15 countries getting their second taste of the stage. The second rehearsal is 20 minutes long.

This is how it works. As usual, in second go, countries reveal much more. It is also followed by an official press conference.

The official site publishes photo sets from rehearsals and a a few seconds of what it will actually look like on TV!

415 thoughts on “Eurovision 2018 Rehearsals: Day 5

  1. Israel sounds so cheap and uninspired even for what it is – a comic EDM schlager. Staging fits that perfectly of course. Only in The Bubble.

    Can’t believe those same guys were in charge of Golden Boy.

  2. @ Morgan, no worries. I am fine with just seeing Mélovin perform onstage. I’ll have the Hungarian drummer. Thank you. ;)

  3. The thing is, when I see Sara Aalto’s present outfit, I don’t get the fuss about the one she used in the national final. Neither of them particularly appeal to me, but I can’t see why the new one should be better.

  4. Regarding Finland and “Monsters”:

    The outfit of Saara is a million times better than the one she wore in UMK, and the lighting of the stage fits the song with the purple and blue. The vocal soft Saara sound good, but the backing singers should sound more “human” in a way and not try to replicate the audio version because that won’t work and change their outfits. I believe this act will benefit form less wide-shots and more focus on Saara and her movements, and it avoids us having to see that cheap pyramid-prop of hers from close-up.

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