ISRAEL – It was the first day the BIG 5 and the Host Country conducted their rehearsal. For us it was pious that Israel had the best rehearsal mostly due to the amazing vocals of Kobi.
Spain disappointed us with the stage props which looked more than a circus than an actual fairytale which was meant to be. Italy was suppose to be a great entry but vocally we weren’t convinced while France had elements of Egyptology and Conchita at the same time.
It was a huge surprise to hear almost excellent vocal performances from United Kingdom and Germany.
Sweden was the winner of the day as John Lundvik features now as second hot favourite for the trophy, forcing Russia in the third place. Switzerland was the looser of the day, now asked 7th while Malta gained 6th place in the odds for the trophy. France force Cyprus and Greece t fall further. United Kingdom and Germany remain stable in their low rankings though. Spain also dropped 14th in the odds.
For the second semi final The Netherlands is back in the top for qualification odds while Sweden now ranks 2nd. Romania is falling while Albania gets closer to the top ten of potential qualifiers.
In the press poll conducted by a fan site, Sweden topped the voting today followed by Greece followed by Australia and Serbia who won yesterday’s poll. For the five finalists and the host country poll the king was as follows: France, Italy, Spain, Israel, United Kingdom, Germany
Israel 🇮🇱 - Kobi Marimi - Home - First Rehearsal - Eurovision 2019
France 🇫🇷 - Bilal Hassani - Roi - First Rehearsal - Eurovision 2019
Spain 🇪🇸 - Miki - La Venda - First Rehearsal - Eurovision 2019
Italy 🇮🇹 - Mahmood - Soldi - First Rehearsal - Eurovision 2019
United Kingdom 🇬🇧 - Michael Rice - Bigger Than Us - First Rehearsal - Eurovision 2019
Germany 🇩🇪 - S!sters - Sister - First Rehearsal - Eurovision 2019