LIVE REPORT: Open rehearsals of Semi-Final 1
Welcome to our live report! Today it is time for the second and open rehearsals of the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015!
All 16 countries of the first semi-final will get 20 minutes, or three run-throughs, to rehearse. We will be uploading footage following the conclusion of each country’s performance.
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10:20 – 10:40 Moldova
First run: Eduard came out with a ton of enthusiasm. It seems like there was problem with his sound.
Second run: Eduard went through half the song to fix sound problems.
Third run: Problems were fixed and Eduard gave a flawless performance.
Fourth run: Again, the performance was flawless.
10:45 – 11:05 Armenia
First run: Armenia had a good first round with no known issues.
Second run: Genealogy looked more engaged than the first time.
Third run: The last run was same as others.
11:10 – 11:30 Belgium
First run: Loïc delivered a great performance vocally and visually.
Second run: Consistent performance and executed well.
Third: Last performance was same as the previous two.
11:30 – 11:55 The Netherlands
First run: Trijntje has a dress on with far less cleavage and added a black leather jacket. The performance was great vocally.
Second run: Great vocals and timing.
Third run: Trijntje changed into a reddish leather jacket.
12:00 – 12:20 Finland
First, second, third, and fourth run: Short and not sweet. Over quickly, thankfully.
12:25 – 12:45 Greece
First run: Maria-Elena gave a great vocal performance, wearing a silver, glittery dress.
Second, third, and fourth run: Consistent and same as before.
12:45 – 13:45 -Lunch break-
13:50 – 14:10 Estonia
First run: Elina and Stig delivered a perfect performance with charisma and great vocals.
Second run: The second run was as good as the first.
Third run: Everything was spot-on.
14:15 – 14:35 Macedonia
First run: Good vocals, strange “dancing.”
Second and third run: Same as before.
14:40 – 15:00 Serbia
First run: Bojana was excellent and full of energy.
Second run: Colored flags replaced the white ones.
Third and fourth run: Colored flags stayed.
15:05 – 15.25 Hungary
First run: Boggie sang peacefully as usual.
Second and third run: Same of before.
15:30 – 15:50 Belarus
First run: Uzari and Maiming gave an explosive first performance.
Second run: Technical problems in beginning. Song then restarted and was sung flawlessly.
Third run: Another great performance.
16:00 – 16:30 -Break-
16:30 – 16:50 Russia
First run: Polina sang great and gave an amazing performance.
Second run: Just as good as the first.
Third run: Polina had some technical difficulties in the beginning, but the song was restarted and she sang it well.
16:55 – 17:15 Denmark
First run: The group sang the song well and as expected.
Second run: Technical difficulties in the beginning, but then song was restarted and done well.
Third run: Things went as expected.
17:20 – 17:40 Albania
First run: Elhaida gave a terrific performance with amazing vocals.
Second and third run: Great performances with great singing.
17:45 – 18:05 Romania
Voltaj delivers three solid performances and seem comfortable on the stage. Images of children are projected.
18:10 – 18:30 Georgia
Nina is alone on stage and does pretty much not move from her spot. Technical difficulties with a computer caused the third and fourth run to be delayed by 30 minutes.
Make sure to check out our live report from the second rehearsals of the second semi-final tomorrow, Saturday, May 16!