eurovision 2018 rehearsal day 3 poll may 1

Romania’s The Humans walked with mannequins. Russia’s Julia Samoylova adorned the summit of a mountain. And Norway’s Alexander Rybak taught us how to write a song. On the third day of Eurovision 2018 rehearsals, the first nine acts of the second semi-final took to the stage for their first rehearsals.

But which of those nine countries had your favourite rehearsal: Norway, Romania, Serbia, San Marino, Denmark, Russia, Moldova, The Netherlands or Australia>? You can let us know your thoughts in our poll!

You can watch all of our reviews of today’s rehearsals in the playlist below. Then 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. Be sure to click the box next to each act you want to support before pressing submit.

Poll: Who had the best first rehearsal on May 1?

We’ll close our poll tomorrow evening and release the results shortly after that. In the meantime, we’d love to hear what you thought about the first day of rehearsals. Let us know who your favourite was in the comments section below!

Read all of our Eurovision 2018 rehearsal news here

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Ezz
Ezz
3 years ago

vote Cyprus guys, Cyprus 2019

Philip Wester
Philip Wester
3 years ago

The 97 people who voted for Russia: Who hurt you?

Escphbelgium
Escphbelgium
3 years ago

Eurovison 2018 rehearsals my top 9 (SF2) #1 Australia (Jessica Mauboy – #WeGotLove) >> One of the two rehearsals that left an impression on me. #2 Denmark (Rasmussen – Higher Ground) >> Just look at my comment on Australia’s rehearsals #3 Moldova (DoReDos – My Lucky Day) >> Am I seeing double or is it just me? Anyway, with a performance like that, I doubt they repeat the success of Sunstroke Project. #4 Norway (Alexander Rybak – That’s How You Write A Song) >> Ladies and Gents, that how a comback goes wrong. #5 Serbia (Sanja Ilic and Balkanika –… Read more »

Ffs
Ffs
3 years ago

Norway and Australia are beyond cringe

Donald duck
Donald duck
3 years ago

With all what i see until now, my top 2 dont change, France and Spain

Marcus
Marcus
3 years ago

It’s that time of the year people. Am I crazy, or does anyone else also wake up in the morning and think “only 7 more days til Eurovision…” then you brush your teeth listening to Eurovision jams. Then you go to work and in the lunch room everyone is talking about boring stuff and you some how work “oh hey Eurovision is coming up” into the convo and see how it goes down with your half-dead co workers when really you could talk about it all day but no one cares or knows about it so you go on Wiwibloggs… Read more »

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 years ago

By the way, Jessica Mauboy’s performance reminds me of Sofi Marinova with the difference that Sofi had a good song sabotaged by the juries.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
3 years ago

Moldova was just amazing. I knew they’d deliver!

Marcelo
Marcelo
3 years ago

Ranking of the April 1st rehearsals from Peru: 1. Moldova: DoReDos definitely shined today. Their creative performance really uplifted the song and the major change from the NF awful staging was obviously welcomed very positively. It seems Moldova has done it again: uplift a very average song into an excellent fun party tune. Right now, Moldova has pretty good chances of making it to the final. 2. Norway: I hate the song with all my passion but let’s be objective, Rybak did a pretty good rehearsal with a very nice choreography and it definitely suits the opening number of the… Read more »

Roby0888
Roby0888
3 years ago

Come on guys…Romania was okay but clearly DoReDos deserve to win this poll … 🙂

Malmo
Malmo
3 years ago

The snippets of Jess’ act on her Instagram page is actually really good.

Chex Mix
Chex Mix
3 years ago

None of these songs are in my top 10

blondboybc
blondboybc
3 years ago

This is the weaker of the two semis and it’s easy to see why…many of them were just okay, as expected. However, Russia, San Marino and Australia were weak to disappointing. Surprisingly good effort from Moldova!

Geeky Monky
Geeky Monky
3 years ago

Of course it were the snow discriminators.
Fluffy snow lives also matter. Imma gon’ make a complaint.

Dan
Dan
3 years ago

Jess Mauboy posted a longer clip of her performance on her Insta. Better than I was expecting! Can’t wait for Sweden tomorrow, wheee!

Sabrina
Sabrina
3 years ago
Reply to  Dan

I’ve seen the video she posted and I agree that it looks way better. I liked the way the performance starts, but I wonder if it doesn’t get repetitive afer a while. Sweden made a similar concept work for the 3 whole minutes, let’s wait to see if Australia can do the same without being harmed by comparisons.

ninasublatti
ninasublatti
3 years ago

please dear god dont let rybak win

Yaa
Yaa
3 years ago
Reply to  ninasublatti

Are you the same litlle charming troll?

brennan
brennan
3 years ago

EASILY moldova, probably the most creative staging ideas out of all the countries this year (although mepersonally i have a feeling edoardo grassi is gonna pay for something brilliant for france as well)

Jo.
Jo.
3 years ago

Norway is so winning ESC 2018 just like Armenia was so winning ESC 2017.

Allan
Allan
3 years ago

1.Norway is overrated but it will qualify
2.Romania and Moldova were the surprise of the day and we will see both of them in the final
3.Serbia, San Marino and Russia were weak and I don’t think will qualify
4.Denmark had the same stage as in the national selection, probably will qualify
5.I expected more from Australia, it was one of the biggest dissapointment of today, but still it should qualify without any problems
6.Netherlands has a very bad performance, it will struggle to qualify

Roby0888
Roby0888
3 years ago
Reply to  Allan

Agree 100% we saw the same things it reassures me… Don’t get all that Norway hype at all :/
Moldova and Romania had the best performance of the day especially Moldova

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
3 years ago

Hans Pannecoucke needs to be FIRED. He’s managed to run both Belgium and the Netherlands with staging, with those two songs were both strong contenders beforehand

Sabrina
Sabrina
3 years ago

Today was Moldova’s lucky day. Norway, Denmark and Romania also played the right cards. Australia and Serbia have some hard work to do, but there’s lot of space to grow.

On the other hand, the Netherlands gave terrible staging to my favorite song of this semi (Mr. Pannecoucke, you’re almost single-handed eliminating two songs from my personal top 5, don’t be like that) . Russia and San Marino made Iceland’s entry look much better.

NickC
NickC
3 years ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Fire Hans!

Yaa
Yaa
3 years ago

So in this this half I had 3 acts that I really disliked and now I can say that Norway delivered whatever they think they should deliver, but Australia and the Netherlands were pretty horrible, I was amazed! On the other side, as I expected, Romania and Moldova put their minds to the job and nailed the staging as they always do! It’s just my opinion, you can have other.

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
3 years ago

Norway. It can potentially win. Rybak’s charm and that violin is just wow! PS: why not invite him to the Wiwijam party?

Fan
Fan
3 years ago

Very disappointed. Especially Australia. ? Liked Denmark tho! Great vocals, great stage. But Sweden will be interesting tomorrow. We’ll see if it works. They have 5 gospel singers as background singers since you’re not allowed to have anything recorded. Gospel! The new lighttube stage will also be interesting to see if it works as it did in Melfest.

please
please
3 years ago

Can we have maybe like 8 acts from this semi and 12 from the other one? Very anticlimactic day compared to yesterday and the day before.

Catriona Colville
Catriona Colville
3 years ago
Reply to  please

On the contrary, I thought this was the best day so far.

Alex
Alex
3 years ago

The Humans show us on stage DIVERSITY

Rimig
Rimig
3 years ago

Completely agree with you, Lourdes. Netherlands was supposed to be the best of the day for me, but that staging ruined it. I don’t really like the Romanian song, but it is bearable, while the rest are not.
I will not vote in this poll because I believe that no one deserves to win it

Music is Art
Music is Art
3 years ago
Reply to  Rimig

Me either. The answer is none.

Jo.
Jo.
3 years ago

I’m very disappointed with the performances of today. If they were all in the 1st semifinal, they would struggle. Moldova delivered by far the best performance. Together with Norway, they are now qualifiers. The two main acts in this half, Australia and the Netherlands, failed to deliver good performances. Australia is a sure qualifier as well, the juries won’t blank her. Waylon is now a borderline act. Denmark, Serbia and Romania are all in the same league, fighting for the remaining spots in the final. Russia and San Marino are unfortunately out. In general… the semi is yours, Sweden. Qualifiers:… Read more »

impressiveinstants
impressiveinstants
3 years ago

Such a weak semifinal. It’s a shame 9 acts from SF1 will be cut out.

Nikos
Nikos
3 years ago

I wish we could move one country from SF1 to SF2. Argument could be made for Czechia to move to SF2 to give Mikolas 2 extra days to recover his back!

NickC
NickC
3 years ago

It will be very interesting if Norway wins, because it will be the first song since Running Scared that wins without the support of ESC fandom.

Marcelo
Marcelo
3 years ago
Reply to  NickC

True that. But let’s hope that doesn’t happen. Jamala didn’t have that much support of the fandom either.

David
David
3 years ago
Reply to  NickC

And that song was the biggest shame ever to win the contest. Back then people thaught it was the beginning of the end of the contest. If Norway wins, same question will be asked.

Calli
Calli
3 years ago

Moldova was easily the star of the show. This year it seems all the underdogs are rising on top. Also, is 129p a record for a press poll?

DrunkSheep
DrunkSheep
3 years ago
Reply to  Calli

Could someone maybe send a link where I can find those press polls? Havent seen them yet this year.

Malin
Malin
3 years ago

Danmark, ni får min röst, sorry Norge.

Lycka till från Sverige <3