In this article you can find in-depth analysis of the rehearsals of the second day of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017, from Albania to Ireland. If you want live updates of everything going on at the press center, please follow our Live-Blog with all the other news as well!
Right on the second day of Junior Eurovision the first rehearsals kick off. Eight courtiers take the stage of Olympic palace in Tbilisi. The countries sing on alphabetical order and not according to the running order. Press is not allowed in the Arena until Thursday, but we will provide you with the official footage from the EBU + our commentary.
Ana Kodra wears a long light blue dress. She stands alone on the stage and brings the song in a quite emotional way. Her vocals are good although she struggles a bit with the high notes. A tree is featured in the backdrops as she sings about saving the trees and the environment.
Misha is alone on the stage in a black fancy suit. He stands on boomerang shaped hoverboard full of energy spreading the boomerang of kindness all over the stage. With his song “Boomerang”, Misha tries to deliver his message to the world that all the acts of kindness come back like boomerang . From the middle of his song he throws his boomerand and in the end he gets it back in his hands with which he tries to prove that he gets back his piece of kindness.
Isabella Clarke along with her three backing vocalist bring a cheerful mood on the stage. She is in a silver outfit and the backdrops are colorful. Camera angels are different for each of the runthrough, however the beginning has been always the same – Isabella stands with her back to the audience looking at the camera. Backing vocalist also bring the boards with the lyrics on them.
As Junior Eurovision week gets under way, it’s time to run this year’s edition of Juke Box Jury over the next three nights. Just to note, we’ve recorded al of these ahead of the first rehearsals to give everyone a fair chance of finding their Hit, a Miss, or Maybe.
Eurovision Insight Podcast: Junior Juke Box Jury #1 with Lisa-Jayne Lewis and Brent Davidson
Portugal: YouTuber, by Mariana Venâncio.
Russia: Wings, by Polina Bogusevich.
Albania: Mos ma prekni pemën, by Ana Kodra.
Ukraine: Don’t Stop, by Anastasiya Baginska.
Netherlands: Love Me, by Fource.
Australia: Speak Up, by Isabella Clarke.
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Australia will have the 15th starting position in the Junior Eurovision show on Sunday. This is the result of the running order draw tonight in Tbilisi. Italy closes the show, while Cyprus opens.
Check out the full draw:
The draw to determine which songs will be performed first and last in the show, and the starting position for the host country took place during the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
In a rather complicated procedure, Georgia first drew its starting position. Grigol expressed his eagerness to perform last, then took out a number he thought was 6 – but the presenter corrected him and showed it was in fact number 9. Grigol sighed in relief: “At least that’s better than 6”.
Australia takes an empty box
The other countries came to the front one by one to draw a box. Out of 15 boxes, 13 were empty. The other two contained either position 1 or position 16. Cyprus took the starting slot, Isabella from Australia took an empty box, and Maria from Italy took the closing slot.
As is customary, the producers of the show decided the rest of the running order for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in order to showcase the different styles of music.
Francesca Michielin representing Italy at Eurovision 2016
Francesca Michielin, Italy’s representative at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, has released a new single Io Non Abito Al Mare, along with information about her tour around Italy, which will take place in March and April 2018.
Francesca Michielin represented Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016 with her song Nessun Grado Di Separazione and she placed 16th on the scoreboard with 124 points.
Three months after her her last song Vulcano, Francesca first treated her fans on Twitter with a sneak peek of her new song Io Non Abito Al Mare, meaning I Don’t Live By The Sea. She included some lyrics from the song and shared the cover of the single with her fans. The song was released last Friday, 17th November 2017. Today, the music video was released. Watch it in the video below.
Francesca wrote the song herself, and she says that the song is about ‘the difficulty of communicating, the difference between hearing and listening, and the obstacles between the words that we want to say’.
Also, some other exciting news for her fans, Francesca Michielin announced a tour around Italy, going to fourteen places from North to South Italy. The tour will begin on the 16th of March 2018 in Parma and will end on the 15th of April in Florence. Below is a list of the dates and places she will be touring in:
Welcome to Tbilisi, as Georgia hosts this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Ewan Spence and Lisa-Jayne Lewis will be here every day to bring you the news from the Contest and a flavour of the capital city. First up, trying to find a car horn, the new voting system, the entry list, and meeting the Georgian Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Tbilisi, Monday 20th November
Ewan Spence is joined by Lisa Jayne Lewis (ESC Insight) and Brent Davidson (EscXtra) as we begin our coverage of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
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