Days 6 and 7 of Eurovision rehearsals have now concluded, and we have now seen the second rehearsals from Malta and the second semi-final, as well as the first rehearsals from the automatic finalists.
Here is what we made of the first rehearsals from the automatic finalists.
What were our highlights from the automatic finalists?
Jazzi: It’s between the Netherlands and Italy, but if she had to choose one, it would be Italy. The stage show is fantastic and the personalities of the band come through. it helps that she’s a rock music fan!
Rory: The Netherlands – the staging was inspired, personal and intimate while also telling a fantastic story. The Netherlands should be very proud of this. However, he also gives an honourable mention to James Newman and the UK!
Rosie: Also Italy! Italy’s staging can be very hit or miss, but they’ve nailed it this year. It’s glamorous, fits the band’s aesthetic well and works with the song. They have highlighted every member of the band as well.
What were our lowlights of the automatic finalists?
Jazzi: Germany – it wasn’t bad at all, it was just her least favourite song from them all! It’s just a little too much.
Rory: Spain – it wasn’t a bad rehearsal, just the least interesting. Blas sounds fantastic though, and his press conference was very touching.
Rosie: The UK – it also wasn’t bad, but not enough to elevate the song into a top 10 position for many people, which will not help the effort to do well in getting points. Everyone else has just sent songs and stagings that are too strong.
Who are we most excited to see in the second rehearsals?
Jazzi: The UK – what are they going to change for the second rehearsal?
Rory: France – we only got one run through the first time around, so it would be great to see it again and to see what they might add!
Rosie: All of them – she just wants to see them all again already!
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