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LIVE REPORT: Open rehearsals of Semi-Final 1

LIVE REPORT: Open rehearsals of Semi-Final 1
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  • On May 15, 2015

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

 

Moldova is first up! #Eurovision #buildingbridges

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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

 

Next up is Armenia! #genealogy #Eurovision #buildingbridges

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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

 

Belgium is up! #Eurovision #buildingbridges

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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

 

Trijntje from The Netherlands is up! #Eurovision #buildingbridges

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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

 

Next up is Finland. #Eurovision #buildingbridges

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First, second, third, and fourth run: Short and not sweet. Over quickly, thankfully.

 

 

12:25 – 12:45 Greece

 

Greece is next on the stage. #Eurovision #buildingbridges

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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

 

The rehearsals continue with Estonia! #Eurovision #buildingbridges

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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

 

Next up is Macedonia! #buildingbridges #Eurovision

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First run: Good vocals, strange “dancing.”

Second and third run: Same as before.

 

 

 

14:40 – 15:00 Serbia

 

Coming to the stage is Bojana from Serbia! #Eurovision #buildingbridges

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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

 

Hungary is up! #Eurovision #buildingbridges

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First run: Boggie sang peacefully as usual.

Second and third run: Same of before.

 

 

15:30 – 15:50 Belarus

 

Next up is Belarus! #Eurovision #buildingbridges

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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

 

Polina from Russia rehearses! #Eurovision #BuildingBridges

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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

 

Denmark on stage #Eurovision #BuildingBridges #drgrandprix

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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

 

Elhaida of Albania on stage! #Eurovision #BuildingBridges

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First run: Elhaida gave a terrific performance with amazing vocals.

Second and third run: Great performances with great singing.

 

 

17:45 – 18:05 Romania

Romania rehearses on the #Eurovision stage #BuildingBridges

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Voltaj delivers three solid performances and seem comfortable on the stage. Images of children are projected.

 

 

18:10 – 18:30 Georgia

 

Nina Sublatti finishes the first semi-final! #Eurovision #BuildingBridges

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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!

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