Cyprus’ George danced and drummed. Shir & Tim had a starry night. Malta channelled the tropics. And that was just three of eight countries that had their first rehearsal on day one at Junior Eurovision 2016. But who amongst today’s acts — Italy, Ireland, Cyprus, The Netherlands, Israel, FYR Macedonia, Malta and Poland — won the press centre and the fans over most?

You can watch our reviews of today’s first rehearsals below, then cast your vote in our poll. You can vote for as many countries as you like, but you can only vote one time, so make it count people! Be sure to click the box next to each act you want to support before pressing submit.

First Rehearsals: November 15 (Recap)

Italy: Fiamma Baccia “Cara Mamma”

Ireland: Zena Donnelly “Bríce Ar Bhríce”

Cyprus: George Michaelides “Dance Floor”

The Netherlands: Kisses “Kisses and Dancin'”

Israel: Shir & Tim “Follow My Heart”

FYR Macedonia: Martija Stanojkovic “Love Will Lead Our Way”

Malta: Christina “Parachute”

Poland: Olivia Wieczorek “Nie zapomnij”

 

Poll: Who had the best rehearsal on November 15?

[polldaddy poll=9579361]

 

So, who impressed you today? As usual, you can let us know in the comments below!

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Photos: Andres Putting (EBU)

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Eurovision Monaco
Eurovision Monaco
5 years ago

Top 8 1 – Cyprus | Amazing Staging, hopefully his vocals will get better 2 – The Netherlands | Love the song, the staging, everything except the clothes they seem to dark, hopefully their other costumes will be better. 3 – F.Y.R. Macedonia – Fun, amazing song, after russias let down this is the winner! 4 – Ireland – Love the song, works well with the big stage 5 – Israel – Love them both but the song is dated 6 – Poland – Amazing vocal range and ability, great song. 7 – Malta – Fun, Good, hopefully comes top… Read more »

LjupcoMKD
LjupcoMKD
5 years ago

1. ITALY (Cannot make difference between live and studio version. Perfection!) 2. MALTA (She is so relaxed and has fun on stage, and the audience will feel that and follow, I believe.) 3. MACEDONIA (Excellent performance, although it only needs a bit more passion.) 4. IRELAND (Wonderful vocals, but I believe this could be staged a bit better.) 5. NETHERLANDS (The girls have fun and deliver, but there are some moments in which they are not vocally in harmony.) 6. POLAND (I think she is overdoing it, I feel as if she is not enjoying it.) 7. ISRAEL (Good song,… Read more »

Boyan08
Boyan08
5 years ago

Italy: Great Rehersal,great vocals,sounds like studio version
Cyprus: Great performance,but such a weak vocals.Sadly.Please work on your vocals,then It would be great.
Netherlands:Just how I expected!I see that Kymora is better than the other two,but they fit together on stage.Slay girls!
Ireland: She really needs big stage for her song.Everyrhing was great.
Israel:Shir looks shy on stage
Macedonia:I won’t see the reheresal,because I want to be suprise to me
Poland:Great vocals
Malta:It need more moovment on stage!

Antonio
Antonio
5 years ago

Macedonia, Italy and Poland ???

Harut
Harut
5 years ago

Actually all of them are very talanted and they had great performances . I’m disappointed from Macedonia. I LIKE IT SO MUCH but smth ia tiny for me.I wanna see more power and passion. Poland surprised me,well done.Italy is one of my faves to win.
And I’m looking forward for Armenian performancd they told in press conference time that they’re going to make very special and magical show . Can’t wait

MirkoJoshua
MirkoJoshua
5 years ago

Italy surprised me utterly. I don’t really like Fiamma’s song, it’s average for me, but the performance was flawless. The only thing that scares me is that I really see Italy winning… if it happens, I just hope Malta won’t win again in 2017 lol

Polegend Godgarina
5 years ago

I really loved Holland. Fun song, fun performance, maintaining a certain quality.

Vale
Vale
5 years ago

My biggest surprise by far was Cyprus. Before the rehearsal it was my last place all in all, cause I find the song cheap, but OMG, the staging, the choreography, it all just works perfectly, and he is really talented, not the best singer ever, but he is a dazzling entertainer. ‘Dance Floor’ improved to me miles, from last place to top 10. Well done George!

Ryan Crean
Ryan Crean
5 years ago

8) Cyprus
7) Israel
6) Italy
5) Netherlands
4) FYR Macedonia
3) Ireland
2) Poland
1) Malta

Eply
Eply
5 years ago

Seems like Eurovision fans have no life before and after real Eurovision season.

karminowe.usta
karminowe.usta
5 years ago

1. Israel
2. Cyprus
3. Poland
4. Macedonia
5. Italy
6. The Netherlands
7. Malta
8. Ireland

Azeri96
Azeri96
5 years ago

1. Macedonia
2. Cyprus
3. Italy
4. Poland
5. The Netherlands
6. Israel
7. Malta
8. Ireland

Maxime
5 years ago

8) Cyprus (Very bad vocals)
7) Israel
6) Ireland
5) The Netherlands
4) Italy
3) Poland
2) Malta
1) Macedonia

MarioMario
5 years ago

1. FYR Macedonia
2. Italy
3. Poland
4. Cyprus
5. Malta
6. Netherlands
7. Israel
8. Ireland

MTD
MTD
5 years ago

Giving credit where credit is due – bravo Cyprus!

Sanja
Sanja
5 years ago

Yesss, Macedonia leads the way and deservedly; Martija slayed today! :))))))))

mlt
mlt
5 years ago

Macedonia reminds me of Cyprus 2014. Everyone thought Sophia would be a possible winner and didn’t come close.

DenizNL
DenizNL
5 years ago

Malta, Macedonia, The Netherlands and Cyprus. They had something going on, the rest didn’t really have that. But I like them all.

mlt
mlt
5 years ago

Macedonia was by far my least favorite. She won’t make top 5. I knew that Cyprus would deliver and surprise everyone. Italy was perfect. Poland great.

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
5 years ago

Yaaassss, the two best performances on top! 🙂

Sanja
Sanja
5 years ago

+Jesc Party
I wouldn’t bet on that, the poll has just begun. 😉

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
5 years ago

Martija really slayed!

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
5 years ago

Poland, F.Y.R. Macedonia and Italy had the best rehearsals of today. The rest were nice as well but there were also some mistakes in their performances.

Sanja
Sanja
5 years ago

Martija leads the way at the first rehearsal! ???????? :)))))))))))))))

#Nicosia2017
#Nicosia2017
5 years ago

Cyprus’ George was so serious with his club-hit number. His dance-moves were impressing and he sang well. I really like his song. It reminds me of songs that my 5 and 9 years old cousins would like to listen to.
He did it better than i’d expected.