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LIVE REPORT: Open rehearsals of Semi-Final 2

LIVE REPORT: Open rehearsals of Semi-Final 2
Eric Nocito

Welcome to our live report! Today it is time for the second and open rehearsals of the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015!

All 16 countries of the second 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 Lithuania

 

Lithuania is first up! #Eurovision #buildingbridges

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First run: Monika and Vaidas sang perfectly and had a ton of charisma!

Second run: Another great performance.

Third run: Another amazing execution.

 

 

 

10:45 – 11:05 Ireland

 

Next up is Ireland! #buildingbridges #Eurovision

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First run: Great first run. Molly is very comfortable.

Second, third, and fourth run: Flawless.

 

 

 

11:10 – 11:30 San Marino

 

San Marino is next to rehearse! #Eurovision #buildingbridges

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Anita and Michele gave a charming and professional performance with great vocals and charisma in all their runs.

 

 

 

11:30 – 11:55 Montenegro

 

Next up is Montenegro! #Eurovision #buildingbridges

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Knez gave a great vocal performance for all runs, connecting with the audience.

 

 

 

12:00 – 12:20 Malta

 

Malta is up! #buildingbridges #Eurovision

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Amber had flawless performances for all and had a lot of energy.

 

 

 

12:25 – 12:45 Norway

 

Next up is Norway. #Eurovision #buildingbridges

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12:45 – 13:45 -Lunch break-

13:50 – 14:10 Portugal

 

Portugal is now rehearsing! #Eurovision #buildingbridges

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First run: Leonor had no problems onstage and was very comfortable.

Second run: Technical difficulties in the beginning, but the song was restarted and Leonor gave a great performance.

Third run: Amazing like before.

 

 

 

14:15 – 14:35 Czech Republic

 

Next up is Czech Republic! #Eurovision #buildingbridges

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Marta and Vaclav gave consistent and impressive performances.

 

 

 

14:40 – 15:00 Israel

 

Israel is rehearsing! #Eurovision #buildingbridges

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Nadal gave the most entertaining performance so far today. Great dancing and singing. Slight technical problem before second and third runs.

 

 

15:05 – 15.25 Latvia

 

Next up is Latvia! #Eurovision #buildingbridges

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Aminata gave said performances vocally and visually.

 

 

 

 

15:30 – 15:50 Azerbaijan

 

Next up is Azerbaijan! #Eurovision #buildingbridges

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Elnur gave great performances all-around, using two very active dancers. Should do very well.

 

 

 

16:00 – 16:30 -Break-

16:30 – 16:50 Iceland

 

Iceland now takes the stage! #eurovision #buildingbridges

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Great and memorable performance by Maria. She looks great and sings terrific!

 

 

 

16:55 – 17:15 Sweden

 

Here we go! Time for Sweden! #eurovision #buildingbridges

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Despite a slight technical problem before second run, Måns sang perfectly and rehearsed the projection flawlessly.

 

 

 

17:20 – 17:40 Switzerland

 

Switzerland is up! #eurovision #buildingbridges

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Four solid performances from Mélanie. She was very comfortable onstage.

 

 

 

17:45 – 18:05 Cyprus

 

Cyprus rehearses on the Vienna stage #Eurovision #BuildingBridges

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John gave four great performances of his ballad. Slight technical problem at start of the second run.

 

 

 

18:10 – 18:30 Slovenia

 

A golden stage for Slovenia! #Eurovision #BuildingBridges

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Maraaya had three runs without incident and with great vocals.

 

 

 

18:35 – 18:55 Poland

 

Poland is the last country today #Eurovision #BuildingBridges

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After an initial technical problem, Monika gave three excellent performances. A great song to end the night.

 

 

 

Check out our live report from the second rehearsals of the first semi-final!

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