The second rehearsal sessions came to an end today with the Joe and Jake running through “You’re Not Alone” for a final time on the Globe stage. They weren’t adding anything new, rather just solidifying what they’d already decided on.

The staging is still based around Joe and Jake on stage, accompanied by two drummers on raised platforms. The background LED walls are full of fan selfies, with people posing together with friends.

This performance added pyros, bringing some extra drama and excitement to the duo’s uplifting and positive song.

In addition to the fan selfies, the performances also incorporated shots of the audience, continuing with the theme of friendship and togetherness.

United Kingdom: Second rehearsal at Eurovision 2016

Joe and Jake: Press conference after first rehearsal

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Photo: Andres Putting (EBU)

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tove
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tove

This song can’t be in the first twenty!

mad-professor
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mad-professor

You know when someone tries to impersonate you, and fails badly? XD

Just heard ESC Insight’s interview with Hugh Goldsmith and it’s interesting to hear his plans for next year’s selection. It’s great that they’re starting work next Sunday (no rest for the wicked!), and hopefully Joe and Jake get a decent enough placing (14th to 18th) so he can start convincing bigger names to write songs.

Steven Keenan
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Steven Keenan

They’re giving off great vibes and have strong stage presence. The staging is also good especially when the pyro comes in. Could sneak onto the left side of the board!!

Criticca
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Criticca

Fingers crossed that they’ll do better than the last four UK entries. Any improvement should be able to put BBC on the right direction. I believe that they can pull enough effort to finish on the left of the scoreboard this year!

Criticca
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Criticca

@We – I could say the same for Russians getting excited at coming 2nd last year& choosing a big star to represent them. So who cares? at least a lot of Brits live their own entry. The fact that they have big local support is all that matters….

Bhrister Cjorkman
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Bhrister Cjorkman

Better than expected but that is not going to cut it. The presentation did not excite me one bit and Joe and Jake would be lucky to finish below 20th.

@EugeneESCUK
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Joe and Jake drew 2nd Half

Debs
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Debs

Guys, ute nearly there. Top 5 for sure. A very good song with brilliant guys!

mad-professor
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mad-professor

I do not think its going to qualify however

Daniel E.
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Daniel E.

Steve, I’m with you! This should definitely be inside the top 10! I don’t get all the hate, I really don’t.

The worst part about Romania being kicked out, for me, is that I won’t be able to vote for my favorites, like Joe&Jake (and Armenia, Czechia, Cyprus etc). This just breaks my heart 🙁

We love stars, flowers, pyros and blue and red leds
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We love stars, flowers, pyros and blue and red leds

Sorry Eugene. They did their best with a poor and weak song, but noone would bet for this song in Europe, but Brits betting for their own country. Sorry, dont pretend to be rude, just mean it’s easy to buy a top in the odds by investing for your country. In some other countries betting on TV shows is not allowed.

mad-professor
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mad-professor

The best part of the selfie is the crowd shots – people will see themselves and go wild, which is slightly better than photos as they’re static.

Babychops
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Babychops

Simon, everyone is jealous of uk and we dont give a dam for the contest. Elsewhere in europe its the epic of epics lol.

Denis
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Denis

I’m amazed! This will do better than expected!

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

I do not like the selfies.

@EugeneESCUK
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Score based on jury criteria :- 6½/10 This is opposite to most of all the other songs today, the song is not the best, but the staging is really good. I never thought I would say this but it’s the best staging of TODAY!! They have gone for the concert approach again, the two drum kits on the high podiums work very well and fills the stage and they have really worked hard on effective lighting and pyros. All in all it really gives a better “concert” feel and atmosphere. The choreography is very much Chris Martin from Coldplay (hehe,)… Read more »

Trala
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Trala

Love it!!! Go Joe and Jake!

fikri
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fikri

what’s with all the synmetry? 2 drummers (is the song really that complicated? lol) and the selfies are mirrored on the two LED screens. they sound superb tho. hopefully they’ll get good placing.

steve
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steve

This will be top 10! Mark my words!

esc 2016
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esc 2016

Are they couple?

We love stars, flowers, pyros and blue and red leds
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We love stars, flowers, pyros and blue and red leds

Good try Uk! You did the best you could with this weak song. That’s positive enough. But will this be enough to pull them out of the bottom 5?

Haye
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Haye

This is a nice surprise tbh, unlike France and Spain, UK have done a good job

Scott
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Scott

Easily the best of the Big 5….these two are the best ESC export the UK has had since Jade Ewen.

Gav
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Gav

It’s a really positive number. It’s fun it’s inclusive. It would be great to hear it on the radio a bit more and Joe and Jakes charisma is second to none. All in all I think I’m a bit proud of our entry this year and deserves appluse.

simon
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simon

Yeh but if this was Russia or Sweden entry, everyone would love it and it would end up in the Top 10, UK haters!

hasa
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hasa

I’m sorry, Joe & Jake’s fan. I find this so so relative to other Big 5 and Sweden.