Malta’s Claudia Faniello and Romania’s Ilinca feat. Alex Florea took to the stage today for their second rehearsals at Eurovision 2017. From moving ballad to over-the-top Alpine yodelling, it was certainly a study in contrasts! But both of them managed to maintain the momentum they built earlier in the week.

Malta — Claudia Faniello, “Breathlessly”

Standing tall and sounding great, Claudia slipped into a new dress that fit her like a glove and featured more sparkles and gold trim. She showed up with a fresh blow dry and parted her hair down the middle, letting her tendrils falls in lovely curls to her breasts. The wind machines added a nice touch and fit well with the idea of being breathless.

Claudia Faniello, “Breathlessly” Second Rehearsal at Eurovision 2017

Claudia Faniello, “Breathlessly”: Performance Preview

Romania — Ilinca feat. Alex Florea, “Yodel It!”

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! Ilinca and Alex kept their performance largely the same and it still featured the burst of colour, the cannons and the playful swagger. Alex seems to be in much greater control now as he mounts the cannon and didn’t slip off once. Ilinca sizzled in a thigh-skimming red dress with plunging neckline. She’s in her element and loving it.

Ilinca feat. Alex Florea, “Yodel It!” Second Rehearsal at Eurovision 2017

Ilinca feat. Alex Florea, “Yodel It!”: Performance Preview

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Babychops
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best song best singer 12 points from your friends in the uk

Hi
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When i hear Romanias Song, i be angry and in a bad mood. Shes the worst. I dont think Europé like this. This is not good for ESC.

Abel
Guest

@ Hi ”Shes the worst……This is not good for ESC”

She’s the devil, the antichrist, the apocalypse of esc.
We must do something. Sign a petition or something.

Pam Pam
Guest

LoL Abel ! Idk what s wrong with Romania . Its a positive and happy song
haters gonna hate potatoes gonna potate!Guys , don’t be such a drama queen .

Loukas
Guest

Sounds like a joke, Pam Pam. Don’t take it serious.

Colin
Guest

Romanian duo brings some sincere joy and I am sure they will qualify. Malta also has a shot at qualification as this is very classy and will attract jury vote and 50 + aged audience.

AngieP
Guest

Malta: Great voice, beautiful performance! Not particularly a fan of the whole staging!

Romania: Really beautiful performance! I really like the explosion of colours throughout the song!

Bogdan Honciuc
Editor

Romania’s rehearsal was very good and Ilinca’s short dress will bring them a lot of extra votes 😉

Rimig
Guest

Sure! That is why this is called a SONG contest… ?

Racal
Guest

1 What an appropriate comment (if this was 1920)! 2 You know what kind of crowds Eurovision attracts, right? They don’t usually go with “girls” with short dresses. 😉

Abel
Guest

@ Bogdan Honciuc

Ignore the political correctness police.
Now they suddenly want a ”song” contest when everybody is waiting for these rehearsals to see the staging.

anonymous91
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second rehearsal better than first rehearsal for Romania 🙂

and Claudia wow beautiful voice and she tried her best, to make this dull song any good, i think Claudia should definitely return another year with a stronger song 🙂

adriana
Guest

From the all song i already made my top 20 in not random order.
Itally
Bulgaria
Finland
Sweden
Romania
Armenia
Australia
Israel
Croatia
Hungary
Malta
Poland
The Netherlands
Portugal
Austria
Azerdbaijan
Greece
Moldova
Belarus
Estonia
Lets see,they might change on dress rehersal

Rimig
Guest

I know the Romanian entry is beloved by many, but I just cannot listen to it. It really triggers my nerves. In my personal list this should be at the bottom of the SF.

Darius
Guest

Who cares about your personal taste? You don’t like it, so?!?… There are others who like it and who’ll vote for it and it will definitely qualify.

Racal
Guest

Dear Rimig, if you have been reading the comment section of Romania-related articles recently, you should know that you are not allowed to express your opinion (otherwise you will attract aggressive rottweilers like the one right above me). But I can’t blame you for trying! 😉

Bart
Guest

Absolutely

Polegend Godgarina
Guest

Romania is so good! Claudia did the best she could to make her song stand out, I applaud her for that.