Estonia Elina Rehearsal Eurovision 2018
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Ten acts strutted their stuff for the first time in Lisbon on day one of rehearsals. Israel’s Netta brought her maneki-nekos. Belarus’ Alekseev was bleeding roses, and Czech Republic’s Mikolas Josef showed off  his acrobatics before being sent to hospital.

We asked you who was your best first rehearsal on day one of rehearsals. After 9,712 votes were cast in total, Estonia’s Elina Nechayeva took out the top prize with the top note. She took nearly 18% of total votes, with 1,736 votes.

Estonia finally said yes to the dress, and were able to bring Elina’s amazing “not-dress skirt” (according to her) despite all the drama leading up to the contest. And it paid off. Showing off an awe-inspiring light show and knocking out some brutally high notes, y’all voted the Estonian operatic siren as your favourite on day one.

Albania’s Eugent Bushpepa was also a fan favourite of readers, winning silver place on our poll with 15.7%, or 1,521 of the total votes. Eugent showed off his powerful vocals and charismatic stage presence early on in rehearsals, flooring us with his entry “Mall”.

Rounding out the top three is common framework Equinox from Bulgaria. They brought dark staging and moody lighting for their song “Bones”. Even though their staging was dark, their chemistry was shining clear, winning 14.4% or 1,401 of total votes.

See below for all the results:

 

Was Estonia your top place after the first day of rehearsals? Who was your favourite otherwise? Let us know in the comments section below.

Read all of our Eurovision 2018 rehearsal news here

 

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Maria

This song touch my heart. It makes me cry.

redfox
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my gosh I cant get used to this new site rehash

gimi
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gimi

in order to understand israel show you have to see it on live tv. every thing there goes infront of the camera and thats what will make it strong and powerfull.
be patience…..

Herman Duym
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Herman Duym

Wit a operapop song she reminds on Nina Hagen but with this dress she is far, far beyond Nina Hagen and
lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga

I suddenly feel like listening to Verona, as I’m reminded of it while I read stuff here. How did that go again? “We are Lost in Verona…”

Jo.
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Jo.

Estonia and Albania were definitely the best, in terms of the “whole package”.
But Bulgaria 3rd? I’m sorry, but it seems that they have a lot to improve. Even in the snippet, it looked pretty flat.

ieva
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ieva

Link?

Mary
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Mary

I hope estonia win.

Mary
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Mary

I hope estonia win

Tommy
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Tommy

Lithuania not forgotten <3

Susan
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Susan

Yasss, Elina is slaying 😀

Lady Gaga
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Lady Gaga

Wow, people here really loved Windows graphics, as well as pretensions

mimo
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mimo

This would be a perfect top3 in the grand final tbh :’)

navsegda
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navsegda

Only if not in the same order heh

P!nk Forever
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P!nk Forever

Congratulations! Finalworthy!