On Tuesday May 12 acts from eight countries — Serbia, Hungary, Belarus, Russia, Denmark, Albania, Romania and Georgia — took to the stage for their first rehearsals. Inside the press center, the team took note of the cheers (Polina Gagarina’s clever usage of pyro, Nina Sublatti’s other-worldly LEDs) and jeers (Maimuna’s lack of an oversized hourglass, Bojana’s Bride-of-Frankenstein hairdo). You can watch our recap of the winners and losers below, followed by our instant reactions filmed immediately after each rehearsal. Click on the country to read our rehearsal review. Who was your winner today? Let us know in our Day 2 rehearsal poll.

First Rehearsals: Day 2 Winners and Losers (Review)

Serbia: Bojana Stamenov — “Beauty Never Lies”

Hungary: Boggie — “Wars for Nothing”

Belarus: Uzari and Maimuna — “Time”

Russia: Polina Gagarina — “A Million Voices”

Denmark: Anti Social Media — “The Way You Are”

Albania: Elhaida Dani — “I’m Alive”

Romania: Voltaj — “De la capat (All Over Again)”

Georgia: Nina Sublatti — “Warrior”

Photo: Elena Volotova (EBU)

Who was your favourite today? You can vote for as many acts as you like, but you can only vote ONE time.

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Tina
Tina
5 years ago

welche nummer hat nina Sublatti in deutschland?

Tina
Tina
5 years ago

Georgia is the best :))

nancy
nancy
5 years ago

Albania the best Winner
Nina is leader but it isn’t the Winner

victoria
victoria
5 years ago

GEORGIA was great!!!! <3 <3 <3

mariam
5 years ago

Go Georgia! Nina is the best !

Max
Max
5 years ago

Georgia had the best rehearsal

Anika
Anika
5 years ago

Georgia!

Lucas
Lucas
5 years ago

@Johny the only crazy in the world is you. simply shake your head and believe that Georgia was the best not only day second.

Nasi
Nasi
5 years ago

AWWW Nina is leader.GO Georgia !!!

Sam Thompson
Sam Thompson
5 years ago

Georgia – Nina Sublatti is very amazing, she is the Queen, really stronger then other countries!.. Nina’s perfomance will be one of the best perfomance in ESC history! I hope that she will be Winner! Good Luck Georgia <3 (from Queen's country – UK)

Victorya
Victorya
5 years ago

Love Nina :3

okk
okk
5 years ago

of course georgia

n.k
n.k
5 years ago

nina is soo amazing

Mut
Mut
5 years ago

Ma hongshi mutin krejt 🙂

khatuna
khatuna
5 years ago

Georgia is the Best !

ElenaX
ElenaX
5 years ago

Georgia was the best! Good luck nina <3

Elli Jenis
Elli Jenis
5 years ago

Well I think that Georgia’s performance was perfect. Haters are just jealous. Let’s be objective!

Johny
5 years ago

Poll obviously hacked by crazy Georgians.

maka
5 years ago

GEORGIA … NINA <3

sweety
sweety
5 years ago

Georga, Russia , Serbia & Hungary nice vocals, perfect tuning, no excuses for being able to hit the notes correctly. nice, they deserve finls.

jeremyfore
jeremyfore
5 years ago

THERE’S ONLY ONE WINNER – NINA SUBLATTI FROM GEORGIA ! GO WARRIOR, YOU ROCK!!!! Love and Support from Russia

astrit
5 years ago

Elhaida is gonna wear another dress VS the designer is simply gorgeous.She will sing even better i have hope in her she is going top 3 or maybe winn . #Tirana 2016

Lucas
Lucas
5 years ago

Georgia all the way. I demand Tbilisi 2016

Shorena
Shorena
5 years ago

Georgia is the best :)) Good luck.

Eugene ESC UK
5 years ago

Difficult to make decisions about a 30 second clip really, but it is obvious the staging that made the biggest impact on Tuesday was from Russia.

Georgia ruins another poll and I wonder why Russia is not winning this one? From the clip, Albania was nothing special really. Need to see the full rehearsals to get a better view of what is going on.

Huh
Huh
5 years ago

I’m nervous about Albania’s performance and people’s feedback about her…

Milla
Milla
5 years ago

I think that screen bombarded with all kinds of light and other images (like Georgia’s) take away focus from the actual performance from the artist. Countries that has a more minimalistic staging usually win in the end. Even Måns will be minimalistic in some ways, but with a twist..

SpirK
SpirK
5 years ago

Even though I don’t like Georgia’s, Hungary’s and Russia’s songs, I have to admit that they had the best rehearsals and they are surely sailing to the final. Albania disappointed a bit but I guess they’ll find a way to work it out. Denmark and Romania were alright, nothing special though. Belarus was really forgettable, if they don’t have something else I’m afraid they are gonna miss out this year. Serbia didn’t get it right in my book either. It was really kitsch, they could’ve done something else. My top 8 of the day: 1. Hungary 2. Georgia 3. Russia… Read more »

oooops
oooops
5 years ago

My top 8 based on the rehearsals
1. Russia
2. Denmark
3. Albania
4. Hungary
5. Romania
6. Serbia
7. Georgia
8. Belarus

Andrea
Andrea
5 years ago

Elhaida Dani was perfect! She is going to win! Go Elhaida!

robin
robin
5 years ago

i loveeee rock music i love you nina sublatti go ninaaaaaaaaaaaaa goooo tou are amazing comment from austriaaa

Tomas
Tomas
5 years ago

Georgia was GREAT!!

Gu from USA
Gu from USA
5 years ago

Can somebody tell me why wasn’t ninas video of her press conference uploaded:(((

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

Not seeing why Albania was bad from the 30 seconds we got to see… hopefully all the issues will be sorted out because I would love to see Elhaida do well! Nina and Polina looked flawless and Bojana looks remarkable in her own way <3

David Who
David Who
5 years ago

Russia, Albania and Georgia all stood out on Day Two’s rehearsals; all for different reasons. They should all be fine for the final now. Hungary and Denmark did very well for what they had to give. For Serbia my advice would be just do what you want; be even more outrageous – it’s Eurovision!! 🙂 Belarus was the biggest disappointment; I feel sorry for them. Has the giant sand timer not arrived yet? Romania have some thinking to do about the technical side; they know that anyhow so hopefully they can figure out how to convey more emotion in the… Read more »

Mario My Vision of Gay Love
Mario My Vision of Gay Love
5 years ago

Well i had my doubts if Georgia would qualify to the final but now with all this great feeback from the eurofans i feel positive that Nina will manage to be qualifier & even do really good on the SF.. 🙂
The fact that she will appear last will definitely work 4 her increasing her chances..
I want her to win since her song is my #1 most favorite from all but i do not really think that she will win on next Saturday unfortunately..

William Lee Adams
Admin
5 years ago

So, so, so, so impressed with Georgia. It’s ready to fly. Lots of the other contenders are still figuring out basic angles, effects, etc. It’s getting exciting 🙂

Paul D
Paul D
5 years ago

by orther:

Winners – Georgia, Russia, Hungary

Losers – Serbia, Albania, Belarus

Calvin
Calvin
5 years ago

Maybe I’m just biased since they’re my three favorites in this half of the first semi, but Georgia, Serbia, and Albania really did have the best rehearsals today.

gu's
gu's
5 years ago

Georgia rocked the stage

As i expected