Massive heads in the centre of the stage, a dancing gorilla and digital surfboards — it’s time for more second rehearsals at Eurovision 2017! This morning Ukraine’s O.TorvaldItaly’s Francesco Gabbani, and Spain’s Manel Navarro take the stage keen to show off their various nips and tucks. Here’s what’s going down…

Ukraine: O.Torvald with “Time”

They’re bringing rock to Eurovision 2017 and this morning O.Torvald really did rock on. Their stage show featured many more fast cuts and strobes this time around, helping give the song pace and energy. Lightning crashes and the camera zooms in on the drummer banging and the guitarists strumming — and at deliberately lop-sided angles to create a raw, chaotic quality. A series of words in different languages — including Mandarin, English and Ukrainian — flash at the top of the LED. (We discerned “obey”, “time” and “look”). The lead singer now wears an avant-garde tunic with no sleeves, which helps him show off his endless series of tattoos which snake from shoulder to wrist.

Giving us head yet again, producers have adjusted how they present the massive bust at centre stage. LED floor effects now move from floor to face and it seems to be catching the various colours and light much better today. They’ve also adjusted the lighting, timing and pace of the ending, zooming in close on the golden head and panning out more slowly so that you see and grasp the effect of a man submerged in the giant floor.

Ukraine will perform 22nd in the grand final.

Ukraine’s second rehearsal

O.Torvlad, “Time”: Performance Preview

Italy: Francesco Gabbani with “Occidentali’s karma”

Italy’s run toward the winner’s trophy got renewed strength this morning as it became clear that its delegation had sorted out many of their technical issues from the first rehearsal. The dancing gorillas on the LED now sway in time with Francesco (for the most part), making the digital-human choreography really pop. Francesco seemed more at ease and even more playful, getting very saucy when he sang the words “sex appeal”. His backing vocalists also seemed to have been practicing their moves, as they managed to sway in time as well. At times Francesco and his gorilla disappeared in the black portions of the LED wall and floor. But during our interview yesterday in Kyiv he told us he’s going to “light up”. He didn’t elaborate, but perhaps that means his suit will feature some special lighting?

Italy will perform in the first half of the grand final.

Italy’s second rehearsal

Francesco Gabbani, “Occidentali’s Karma”: Performance Preview

Spain: Manel Navarro with “Time”

The performance opens with a dark moon rising and Manel’s sexy and inviting vocals. But the sun soon rises and we see Manel serving that Iberian warmth via yellow palm trees, beach vistas and plenty of sun. The camera seemed to linger on his face more this time around — no complaints here — and he was completely in his element, serving boho-hippy realness. The camera pans helped highlight some of the LED wall and floor backdrops more strongly this time, including a lovely shot from overhead where Manel and his backing vocalists appear to be singing on top of surfboards. It’s breezy and bright. The performance order could really make or break this. Sandwich it between two women screaming about pain and love and Manel could definitely finish a few places higher on the scoreboard.

Spain will perform in the second half of the grand final.

Spain’s second rehearsal

Manel Navarro, “Do It For Your Lover”: Performance Preview

Read all of our rehearsal coverage here

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MS
MS
4 years ago

Italy and about the running order in the final. I think Italy will be one of the last songs in the first half. Then those who got higest points in their semi finals will be early in second part so the chanses for the favorites are more eqal. Crister Björkman was really diseponed on Austria 2015 when they put Måns as 13 and Italy and Rusdia just in the end! He said that if he had desided the runningorder, he wouldn’t put the favorites in second part in that good positions. If the winner in first semi will be Portugal,… Read more »

vinny
vinny
4 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKj0kSSRG0c
I didn’t know where to put this video, but I think is beautiful and the dress is great, the pattern makes me think that Francesco wants a jacket from this fabric … just a joke, I love Francesco jackets.

Oli
Oli
4 years ago
Reply to  vinny

At what moment does she yodel?

Jason
Jason
4 years ago

I am new to this site but from my perspective and from what I have read I think Italy will not win sorry, overhyped I think. I think Portugal are going to win. It would be great for them as they have never won or been in the top five. I think UK will do well for the first time In years.

Gemelli5
Gemelli5
4 years ago

I like Ukraine a lot, it`s definitely in my personal Top 10. I like to keep it friendly but I really don`t understand the hype about Italy. I would love Italy to win but not this year with such a mediocre song! Il Volo was the real winners with a superb song, this gorilla stuff is not even funny. Francesco is probably a great guy but winners need a good singing voice and this is seriously lacking here.

MS
MS
4 years ago
Reply to  Gemelli5

I agree! Italy was My favorite last year and top 5 2015.
It seems that many love this song and his personality and if the telewoters in europé have same taste as the most devoted ESC fans. Well then will italy maby win if they have the juries on their side!
My two favorites are Portugal and Belgium.

Ern
Ern
4 years ago

I can’t see how Italy is still the frontrunner.

Yes, he’s good and the song is fun, but there have been better live performances.

Jo
Jo
4 years ago

oh god, I’m not prepared for this ESC version of Occidentali’s Karma, 3 minutes sounded like 10 seconds. TOO FAAAAST!!!

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
4 years ago

Wow Spain is 2nd half. I think that’s pretty much sealed their fate. All the big songs are performing on 2nd half so its gonna get overshadowed. As for Italy performing first half..hope its not too early.

Mario C
Mario C
4 years ago

Italy didn’t sound great here but the charismatic performance will lead this to victory

Mario’s Eurovision 2017
https://eurovision2017blog.wordpress.com/

Jo
Jo
4 years ago
Reply to  Mario C

They are still working on the sound.

AngieP
AngieP
4 years ago

Ukraine : The performance was more rock! And it should look like this! Good job!

Italy : everything worked much better now! Francesco has such energy! At times I feel like he”ll leave the stage! For sure it will look amazing with the audience! Winner!

Spain : again too much going on here! I like the vibe, the summer feeling! I But after a white it gets boring!

L.
L.
4 years ago

I really like Ukraine actually. That stage is awesome.
Italy wasn’t that good in this preview. Still hope he will do an amazing job saturday!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
4 years ago

Ok so are we all gonna ignore that WIWIBLOGS’ editor forgot the name of Spain’s song so they uploaded this despite the fact that a very tired Wiliam had turned it in saying the song was “Time” instead of “Do It For Your Lover”

SANDRO
SANDRO
4 years ago

DEAR ALL FRANCESCO IS A PEOPLES PERSON AND HIS STAGING IS VERY MUCH NATURAL AND HE LETS HIS BODY GO. HE HAD A HUGE SUCCESS AT BOTH LONDON AND AMSTERDAM WITH THIS ‘FREE’ MOVEMENT AND HAD THE CROWD GOING WHICH HE WILL EXACTLY DO AT THE FINAL. HE MAY NOT WIN EUROVISION 2017 BUT HAS JUST AS A GOOD CHANCE AS THE OTHER FAVOURITES. IF HE WINS GREAT IF NOT TOP 5 WOULD BE GOOD. HE HAS ALREADY MADE SUCCESS AND POPULARITY IN EUROPE AND AROUND THE WORLD AND IS JUST GOING TO ENJOY HIMSELF ON THE 13TH MAY ALONG… Read more »

MS
MS
4 years ago

“Francesco and his gorilla disappeared in the black portions of the LED wall and floor. ” Well, perhaps something like Loreen? If they could work whith the dark part whith lights and make it as close like Loren whith her dancer in Euforia, Well then the nummer would become more dynamic! I think it’s to messy now! I think Francesco should get more feedback on his own expression and dance! I really don’t like what I see! I could be so much better if he had improved his dansing etc! Sorry all fans, but I think Francisco hasen’t prepared his… Read more »

Da
Da
4 years ago

Fans of the Italian sobg frenetically try to push up expectations. But thesongis losing ground and his live act is not convincing…..

Justitia
Justitia
4 years ago

Ukraine’s Exclusive rehearsal footage is EPIC. The best part of the whole performance and the whole Eurovision.

Leo M
Leo M
4 years ago

Much improved from Italy today and should be our winner next Saturday. Francesco full of energy as always and the background is cool. Spain also has a pretty nice backdrop but the song is awful, hard to see it not finishing last. Ukraine is growing on me and I think they could sneak into the top 10.

This is my opinion (TIMO)
This is my opinion (TIMO)
4 years ago

Guys I am sorry but italian song is even more plastic on stage than in the video itself, I am sorry this is not italy standard to win eurovision, certainly not eurovision special winning song, if this wins it’s probably because there is struggle to find winning type of song this year, I will never understan why this Italian song win otherwise,. However, I still think that Azerbaijan entry is very daring song both in terms of music and lyrics it fills the stage with a strong vocals it’s not an easy job like Italian song where francesco can lift… Read more »

MS
MS
4 years ago

Well, I try to think what ordinary people that nerver have seen or listened to Francesco will think. Not only eurovison fans? I have my opinion! Is it only me that think that the song is feels simalar to good Italian songs from the 90 th? That people can feel that they already heared this type of song a lot. Even if they like it. They will not get the idé about the gorilla. Why is it on the stage and what is the song about!??

Jo
Jo
4 years ago

2014: If Conchita wins it’s the worst winner ever. That beard is disgusting.
2015: Heroes is the worst winner ever, should have been Il Volo or Polina.
2016: 1944 is the worst winner ever, so political, rigged. Eurovision is over. Never gonna watch it again.
2017: …

joao simoes
joao simoes
4 years ago

The music of italy is interesting, it is an irony to the eurovision, to enjoy with lifestyles, divas, fast-paced life, the stable western life. And then Portugal appears that is the opposite of what the Italian sings …. very interesting this perspective. Italy enjoys the western lifestyle and unintentionally appeals to the music of POrtugal.

Azzzul
Azzzul
4 years ago
Reply to  joao simoes

😉 @ joão simões
good point

Iamme
Iamme
4 years ago
Reply to  joao simoes

Azerbaijan will not qualify… …terribile song!!!

Jo
Jo
4 years ago
Reply to  joao simoes

I think you know that it’s the opposite, but whatever…

joao simoes
joao simoes
4 years ago

goog job spain… love from PORTUGAL…. 12 POINTS TO ESPAÑA.

Hsinaps
Hsinaps
4 years ago

Francesco was way better in San Remo. I still love it, but I have a feeling it will be this year’s Amir.

MS
MS
4 years ago
Reply to  Hsinaps

Just a quesion to all fans of italy:

– How has the reaction been among your friends on italys song.

(I mean friends that only se the show and isn’t that big fans of ESC so they usaly don’t check out the songs before the shows.)

nudiecrudi
nudiecrudi
4 years ago
Reply to  MS

You could ask that question for each ESC song, not only for the italian one.And you have thousands of different opinions.
But there is another question to ask. Why do people put that much odds ( they risk their own money ) for Italy?

MS
MS
4 years ago
Reply to  nudiecrudi

Yes, but I am really interested! Also about other songs that are favorites! But I am most intrested in the reaction when they hear Italy.
The reason. Everyone I have played the song to has have been really skeptical. But since it’s such favorite I’ve been thinking that it’s just a quincidens! It would really be interesting to get serious answers.
Is it different how the reaktion are in diffrent parts of europé, in which older etc!

Jo
Jo
4 years ago
Reply to  MS

I showed the music video to some friends in Brazil that have no idea what Eurovision is, they all liked.
In general:
Their favourites: Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Estonia, France, Austria, Israel and Norway.
Least favourites: Germany, Lithuania, Ireland, Slovenia, Georgia, Ukraine and San Marino.

MS
MS
4 years ago
Reply to  Jo

Tack you! Intresting!
My swedish friends didn’t like Italy at all. But som of them like it more now when they have listend at it some times, but it’s not their favorite!

Denis
Denis
4 years ago

Am I the only who think Italy wasn’t at point? The vocals weren’t strong? Performance weak?
I still think it’s a great song but it looks like he’s already certain he will win so doesn’t make an effort. He’s doing what France did last year: taking things for granted.

nauportus
nauportus
4 years ago
Reply to  Denis

I think so too. His voice sounds somewhat tired in the 2nd rehearsal clip (especially if you compare it with his San Remo performance).

MS
MS
4 years ago
Reply to  Denis

I agree, it’s messy and he isn’t prepared. Tar det på svenska. Tycker att han inte repat in rörelser, behövt danslektioner för att förfina. Ser så amatörmässigt ut så det ser fjantigt ut. Ingen dynamik. Om han är lyhörd för vad produktionen lär påpeka och han arbetar hårt så kanske framträdandet kan förbättras. Har väldigt svårt att tro att personer som ser och hör detta för första gången kommer bli överväldigade. Å andra sidan är det kanske inte de som röstar. Är väll mer de som är ESC fantaster. Skulle bli väldigt förvånad om svenska vanliga tv-tittare skulle rösta på… Read more »

Jo
Jo
4 years ago
Reply to  Denis

maybe because it’s a rehearsal, not the final show…

Marcus
Marcus
4 years ago

Spain song belongs in 2003 with Jack Johnson and Donovan Frankenreiter on that beach dude bandwagon.
Italy song I’ll say again is a gimmick song and dance by Mario and Donkey Kong.
Ukraine song should return to the 90s where it came from with the goo good dolls and co.
I’m hoping a real song that sounds like it is from 2017 wins ESC 2017.

Jo
Jo
4 years ago
Reply to  Marcus

If you don’t want to see gimmicks and retro songs then you’re watching the wrong Tv show.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 years ago

Italy was so much better, today.
Look out for that record. Points are coming!

joy
joy
4 years ago

Never underestimate Russia.
Those snakes are up to something.
Don’t be surprised if Estonia or Armenia or Bulgaria wins.

Zafir
Zafir
4 years ago
Reply to  joy

No chance to russian diaspora in participate countries support Estonia for win. Maybe Armenia and Bulgaria have small support from russian diaspora in participate countires.

Jo
Jo
4 years ago
Reply to  Zafir

They will support Belarus because of the language.

joy
joy
4 years ago
Reply to  Zafir

OGAE Russia gave 12 points to Estonia, I guess, and last year Estonia gave many points to Russia (12 televote), everybody says AzerBUYjan because is suspected to BUY votes, but what about Russia????Oh,right, Russia has only friends, right.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago

One thing none of us have mentioned yet is how Italy are drawn in the first half of the Grand Final. If any significant rival is drawn in the second half, then that might be a good Grand Final to watch. 🙂 I should also mention that without Russia participating, any runaway winner (like Italy) might achieve the highest score in ESC history, as the votes will be less split – the OGAE poll demonstrated this quite spectacularly. Even if Bulgaria does very well with juries, for example, it would need a HUGE amount of televotes to help it beat… Read more »

Maclaren
Maclaren
4 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

This is a good analysis / perspective. My only question would be, what if the Russian diaspora unites behind the Bulgarian flag this time around? How certain are we that Russian card is off the table completely? I guess I am just trying to find arguments for putting at least some amount of intrigue and suspense back to the competition 🙂

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago
Reply to  Maclaren

Thanks Maclaren. 🙂 Statistically it means that higher numerical values of points will be available than per usual to those leading countries. (In other words, the “swing effect” will be larger.) So, in order for a country to beat the runaway winner (Italy), it would have to score a higher proportion of higher point values, as opposed to gathering a consistently mid-range level across jury and televote. What happened with Ukraine last year (2nd in both categories) is a bit more unlikely to happen in the same way this year, as the “swing” in larger point values is larger without… Read more »

Zafir
Zafir
4 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Italy if win , will have less points than Ukraine 2016 in total. I don t see Italy in TOP 5 with juries my prediciton simillar points like Russia last year, and if they win televote no chance to get points like Russia 2016 in televote.

Jo
Jo
4 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

I don’t think there will be a landslide of points for Italy performing in the first half, maybe if Romania gets 1st half as well.
Italy will probably score higher with the juries (Australia 2016, Sweden 2015, Austria 2014, Italy 2011, they all performed at 10-13 positions. Sweden 2012 and Denmark 2013 were runaway winners).
The Russian diaspora will probably rely more on Belarus because of the language.

Rogesc
Rogesc
4 years ago

Italy will win, But can someone explain to me why Portugal is 2nd in the odds?? What a boring flat song that is!! Without the odds I would say that it wouldn’t make it to the final…

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago
Reply to  Rogesc

Portugal is 2nd in the odds because:
1. People have been placing frequent bets on Portugal.
2. It has received “tips” that it’s going to do well.
However, betting odds are not always right, and should only be interpreted as a guide.

Azzzul
Azzzul
4 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

ha ha ha @ Purple Mask

I am proud and happy about Portugal being 2nd in the odds hurrah 😀

That said, let me enlighten you all… most of us Portuguese were completely surprised to find out that people would spend money to place bets about Eurovision… total nonsense…

So, I really doubt that these rising odds are the result of Portuguese bets… maybe they are just the result of our rising star Salvador? 😉

Anyway, stay cool and good luck to Italy too <3

Jana
Jana
4 years ago
Reply to  Rogesc

Because there’s people with a different tastes. You can find it boring and flat, other people like it. It’s life, deal with it.
For example, I don’t think Italia’s song is that special, never was a favourite, and you say “Italia will win”.

Jo
Jo
4 years ago
Reply to  Rogesc

I think people see Portugal as a dark horse against Italy. But at this point it’s a favourite as well.

Americanvision
Americanvision
4 years ago

Hopefully Italy performs first! I mean the last winner to perform first was in 1984.

Also that means that U.K. and France will perform in the first half because Germany is performing in the 2nd half.

Haven’t seen Germany and France yet:
1. UK
2. Italy
3. Ukraine
4. Spain (though I like the LED floor on that one)

Aaran
Aaran
4 years ago
Reply to  Americanvision

The Big 5 aren’t necessarily split evenly between two halves. I don’t think the EBU would place Italy first because they would want viewers to stay tuned to the show to wait for the favourite. It’s a nice idea though, I think Italy could win performing 1st.

MS
MS
4 years ago
Reply to  Americanvision

CHriste Björkman would nerver put a odds favorite first! If Italy will be in the first part, then Italy will perform as one of the last acts. Maby at the place 12-14 together whith songs that has been in the top in their semifinals. If Italy get the second half, will Italy get some of the give last palaces. Maby the last. That would be typical Christer Björkman to prick the favorite at the end so the tv viewer have the moste hyped song at the end. He usally chose an upptempo at the begining and the end. Måns Zelmerlöw… Read more »

MS
MS
4 years ago
Reply to  MS

It should be
.. five last places .. Not give,

Jo
Jo
4 years ago
Reply to  Americanvision

The running order is classical:
1. show opening, dance/energetic song
2-3. ballads that barely qualified from the semis
4-9. Neither losers nor winners.
10-13. Potencial winners and one loser in the middle.
14-17. Potencial losers that might surprise in the end.
18-25. Everything can happen here.
26. Potencial winner with epic staging.

Jo
Jo
4 years ago
Reply to  Jo

I think that potencial show opening are: Moldova, Greece, Armenia, Norway, Belarus, maybe Macedonia if the qualify.

MS
MS
4 years ago
Reply to  Jo

Good there Jo!
And I think the result in the semi is importent for the producer. And that every nummer have the opportunity to glow. Not eight ballads whith white dressed women whith blue background colours.

Ukrainskyi
Ukrainskyi
4 years ago

Late news….Italy’s singer and Shelley Vol spent last night together in Hyatt Hotel

joy
joy
4 years ago
Reply to  Ukrainskyi

@Ukrainskyi ___”’Late news….Italy’s singer and Shelley Vol spent last night together in Hyatt Hotel”

Shelly from The Netherlands has a boyfriend, song writer of their song, would she cheat?
She seems a girl with good morals, and family values.
Francesco has a girlfriend too Dalila Iardella.
I don’t know, maybe, but from where do you know?

Skimur
Skimur
4 years ago
Reply to  joy

Russian hackers? 🙂

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago
Reply to  Skimur

Yeah probably, if it’s about a straight sex scandal.
Or it was just the tabloids; they have no imagination either. 😛

Michell
Michell
4 years ago

I’m little bit afraid. I want him to win but it seems that everyone shouts “overrated” and he is gonna perfom in the 1st half… I don’t know… :/

Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago
Reply to  Michell

The Eurofans shout overrated at whatever is the bookies’ favorite lol the general public will decide

Michell
Michell
4 years ago

Yup, but there is jury too and I think they will appreciate the message but his voice is not the best. On the other hand, Il Volo had great vocals but they ended 6th in jury voting – just because it was opera?

Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago
Reply to  Michell

The juries don’t vote for vocals. There’s more. How did Lena and Alexander win the jury vote? Certainly not thanks to their vocals.

Zafir
Zafir
4 years ago

Lena and Alexader can t compare with Francesko staging and song.
Interesting that Francesko when he first time sang a song at San Remo (second evening ) finished only on 4 place with televote better was Michele, Sergio and Gigi, and in fourth evening when he sang second time his song , he finished on 3 rd place better was Michele and Fiorella .
He won televtoe in final in both round that was 3 rd time that he sang his song at festival.

Bernhardina
Bernhardina
4 years ago
Reply to  Zafir

But in Sanremo he had a lot stronger competition than he has got now. Sanremo is a serious music competition. Eurovision Song Contest is something else entirely – much more of an arena for the Gabbani-style of performance and probably with a younger audience as well. I’m not worried about the televotes. The jury is much more unpredictable since they aren’t music experts – they will vote very randomly like they did last year. Gabbani might end up in the juries top 5, but I don’t think he’ll win. It’s up to televotes to give Italy their well-deserved victory this… Read more »

Marcus
Marcus
4 years ago

The juries are stupid. I mean, how they let Jamala get her hands on that trophy is beyond me. Let the public totally decide. That’s how democracy works. We don’t have 5 elites in a country who’s votes are equal to thousands of peoples weight in worth.

Aaran
Aaran
4 years ago
Reply to  Michell

Don’t worry. People always say that with the big favourites e.g Sweden 2012, Denmark 2013 and certainly Sweden 2015. A lot of viewers will be tuning into Eurovision for the first time when it airs and so would not be aware of any hate so it wouldn’t affect their voting. Also we’ve had two winners from the first half in recent years, Austria 2014 and Sweden 2015, performing 11th and 10th respectively which I predict to be Italy’s position. So it certainly possible for Italy to win. 🙂

Friedenau
Friedenau
4 years ago
Reply to  Michell

televoters will like Italy, but Bulgaria has more diaspora and support from the eastern countries so…

Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago
Reply to  Friedenau

Bulgaria barely has a supporting diaspora. Macedonia, Italy and Spain are the only countries that stably vote for them.

Maclaren
Maclaren
4 years ago

Yep, but Kris was born and raised in Moscow. So…

Marcus
Marcus
4 years ago
Reply to  Maclaren

..so the anti-russia hate of the rainbow flag warriors will kill his chances. with the jury more so..

Fabio Milano
Fabio Milano
4 years ago

Yes, I’m almost sure thar Italy will be the biggest flop of the last 20 years, it will probaby go out of the top 10..!

Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago
Reply to  Fabio Milano

Said no one ever.

Friedenau
Friedenau
4 years ago

Italy 1st Half
Spain 2nd Half

eurodramaaaaa

Aaran
Aaran
4 years ago
Reply to  Friedenau

Should be fine. Italy will probably perform around 13th

Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago
Reply to  Aaran

10-13, squished between two ballads I guess.

Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago
Reply to  Friedenau

If a song is good enough, it’ll win in the 1st half (Heroes, Rise Like a Phoenix). If it’s bad, it’ll flop even in the 2nd half (You’re Not Alone, Walk on Water).

Sandro
Sandro
4 years ago

Hey Guys. Don’t get your knickers in a twist. Let’s see what the audience do on the 13th May at the final. Francesco will get them rocking as much as you will dislike the fact !!!

Zebb
Zebb
4 years ago

The only visible flaw – gorilla lacks good lightening. Overall seems good staging, but I don’t like most of these exclusive camera picks (in most entries). It even looks like simple outtakes from venue are more effective than from cameras. Hopefully I’m wrong about final cuts.

Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago

Chill y’all, if Francesco had a flop rehearsal once that might be because he partied too hard last night just like most Italians do on Saturday. Homeboy must be worn out af.

Gil
Gil
4 years ago

But he did not flop 🙂 the only flop in Gabbani rehearsal is the last vocalist with the red shirt, he is a disaster with his movements, too fast or too slow.

Jo
Jo
4 years ago
Reply to  Gil

Filippo? Lol he is one of the songwriters. I think he knows the dance very well.

Mr. Abbott
Mr. Abbott
4 years ago

Italy is loosing the “WOW” factor.
Mirela and a wind machine would be more interesting than Manel.

Hi
Hi
4 years ago

Italy is not gonna win. Tgey gonna be at 4 or 5th place. Its a silly and childich song

Polegend Godgarina
4 years ago
Reply to  Hi

The only silly and childish thing is your behavior 🙂

Albus Dumbledore
Albus Dumbledore
4 years ago

The obseesive repeating that Italy will win every time somebody expresses another opinion is beyond silly and childish–it is OCD and possibly manic.

Zafir
Zafir
4 years ago
Reply to  Hi

I don t see Italy in TOP 5 with juries .
In TOP 5 with juries will be this countries Sweden (we saw how Robin finished with international juries in MF), Denmark, The Netherlands, Australia and for 5 place will be fight between Bulgaria, Portugal and maybe UK. Belgium had best chance to win juries votes if Blance have better vocals live , better stageing, charisma..
Romania will be cut many points from Italy
In TOP 5 with televote my predicition Italy,Romania,Bulgaria,Sweden and for 5 place fight between Armenia,The Netherlands,Portugal.

Milla
Milla
4 years ago

Azerbaijan is my winner. That’s art! Although they should check the spelling on some words on that slate..

Marcus
Marcus
4 years ago
Reply to  Milla

YES. YES.. and ooh! I’ll have to rewatch the rehearsal vid now and spot the errrors 😀
No, she spelt winner correctly, it’s spelt DIHAJ 😀

joy
joy
4 years ago

I like Spain too, and God…what have they done to Francesco? Where is the energy from Amsterdam? Everything must be precise, every move, every second, and that took charisma away from him.

Yossarian
Yossarian
4 years ago
Reply to  joy

I gotta say I’m a little underwhelmed with Francesco, too. But he might just be having an off day here. I’m sure he’ll do fine.

Jo
Jo
4 years ago
Reply to  joy

calm down it’s just a rehearsal.

Milla
Milla
4 years ago

Oh Italy.. Why do I find it so silly?? The whole performance is like a french comedy film. Exaggerated acting! Can’t stand it and his voice.

Iamme
Iamme
4 years ago
Reply to  Milla

Milla we can’t stand you and your silly comments too but you’re still here! Please stop trolling…

Milla
Milla
4 years ago
Reply to  Iamme

I express an opinion just like you. Sorry if it’s not the same as yours.You are the one being silly for not being able to handle it!

Iamme
Iamme
4 years ago
Reply to  Milla

I’ve just said I can’t stand your stupidity just as you can’t stand Gabbani’s voice… …both the opinions should be fine, so why are you so angry and obsessed? That said, I do support Finland & Belgium!

Anyka
Anyka
4 years ago

OMG, Italy is so overrated this year.. I almost fell asleep during his rehearsal.. didn’t manage to get to the end as well.. The only thing that is good with the Italian entry are the lyrics, but the music is nothing special.. it’s too ordinary and we’ve heard so many songs like this.. I also don’t like Francesco.. He is so full of himself and uncharismatic, unlike the most of you say.. On the other hand.. I think that Bulgaria and Portugal have chance of winning the contest, objectivly speaking.. Although I would love to see Finland, Azerbaijan and Belgium… Read more »

Erasmus
Erasmus
4 years ago
Reply to  Anyka

I agree with you on every point of your view! I never saw this as a winner, just because of the message, which is not even understandable to everybody watching ESC.

nudiecrudi
nudiecrudi
4 years ago
Reply to  Anyka

You felt asleep during his rehearsals and were up during Bulgarian rehearsals????
You call him arrogant and uncharismatic, but think that bulgarian guy is very charismatic?????
You must have some problems or simply hate Francesco because probably is gone a win.
Sometimes is more honest to say I HATE HIM BECAUSE WANT MY COUNTRY OR FAVOURITE TO WIN…. and not finding stupid excuses to justify your hate

Grete Paia
Grete Paia
4 years ago
Reply to  Anyka

I Hate him because he is ugly

Jids
Jids
4 years ago
Reply to  Grete Paia

What a disgusting asswipe you are. You must be a beautiful princess then, btch.

Iamme
Iamme
4 years ago
Reply to  Anyka

Anyka: Finland and Belgium have both surely good songs (Blanche need to improve her vocals and staging anyway). I can also understand you like Portugal’s song (I used to as well). Now tell me how is It possible that Bulgaria and Azerbaijan will even qualify: boring, boring songs!

Spitte
Spitte
4 years ago

This may be a very unpopular opinion, but I actually enjoy Spain the most from these videos. it looks fresh and smooth, it gives me summer vibes, while Italy is a little bit messy, there is too much going on and francescco’s dance and movements stress me out. but well, italian song is much better and that is the most important element. ukraine looks good, and being the only rock act will benefit them

Yossarian
Yossarian
4 years ago
Reply to  Spitte

I dont’ like much the Spanish entry, but I think they did a rather good job with the staging as it perfectly fits the song. That’s what a staging is supposed to do.

oscillate
oscillate
4 years ago

I want to slap one of the backing vocalists of Francesco. For god’s sake, that’s a very simple CHOREOGRAPHY and still you flop!!!!!

sandro
sandro
4 years ago
Reply to  oscillate

thats a bit aggressive and hatred … its the song you judge

Jon Smith
Jon Smith
4 years ago

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Jo
Jo
4 years ago

Italy just needs some lighting changes, to create more contrast between Gabbani/gorilla and the stage, and the camera angles.
Not sure if we’re going to win without singing in English =/

James
James
4 years ago
Reply to  Jo

“Molitva”

Jo
Jo
4 years ago
Reply to  James

We didn’t have the juries when Serbia won.