Yesterday we saw the first nine participating countries in semi final one take to the Eurovision stage in Tel Aviv for their first rehearsals! Today, join us as we take a look at the second full day of rehearsals where the eight countries who drew the second half places for Tuesday 14th's first semi final. Here at Eurovoxx we'll be bringing you all the latest rehearsal updates and reviews so keep an eye on our website, YouTube channel & social media!
Image Credit: Stina Kase (Eurovision.tv)
The fifth country to rehearse today is Estonia who gets the tough job of following on from Iceland's rehearsal. The man to do it is Victor Crone who is singing the Avicii styled 'Storm' written by previous representative Stig Rästa. It was recently reported that Israeli broadcaster KAN liked the Estonian staging so much that they themselves have paid for it - but will the staging be able to get Estonia their second final in a row?
Swedish singer Victor Crone first rose to prominence after participating at Melodifestivalen 2015 as the featured singer on Behrang Miri's song 'Det rår vi inte för'. The song made it to Andra Chansen before losing their battle to Samir & Viktor. Since then, Victor has released plenty of original music including teaming up with Scandinavian DJ duo Tungevaag & Raaban. He competed in Estonia's national selection, Eesti Laul, with 'Storm' which despite almost being buried by the jurors convincingly won the televote which got him to the Superfinal, where he once again won in the 100% televote round.
Image Credit: Andes Putting (Eurovision.tv)
ESTONIA - FIRST REHEARSAL
Similarly to the Eesti Laul performance, Victor starts with just him on the stage and his guitar for the softer first verse. Interestingly instead of the mellow first chorus he really went for the big notes and took it up which usually doesn't happen until the second chorus.
There are a lot of rotating camera shots - moving around Victor and towards the end the recorded 'storm' graphics will engulf him similarly to the national final. The LED backing for the rest is cloudy skies, looking as if a storm is on the horizon (fitting). Lightning, storm clouds and flashing lights.
The other big improvement is a really great big note at the end. Victor has been really busy over the past few months improving his vocals and he's got a number of backing singers helping him lift the performance too. There's also a body double in place for the end whilst Victor returns to get his guitar for the end - however due to the storm graphic not being added yet we have no way of knowing fully how it's going to look.
Estonia's second rehearsal will take place on Thursday 9th May and they will be performing fourteenth in the first semi final on Tuesday 14th May.
Will you be supporting Estonia at this years Eurovision? Let us know in the comments below your thoughts on Victor Crone's first rehearsal.