Eurovision 2019 rehearsal day two preview

Day two is upon us. Yesterday, we saw the first nine acts of the first semi-final of Eurovision 2019 have their first rehearsals. Today, the remaining eight will complete the line-up with their first rehearsals as well.

And today promises to be staging heavy, with the likes of Australia, Iceland and more. Greece’s Katerine Duska — favourite to win the semi-final with the bookies — also has her first rehearsal.

May 5: First Rehearsals at Eurovision 2019

Here’s who’ll be taking to the Eurovision stage today — and at what times.

  • 10:40-11:10 Belgium: Eliot, “Wake Up”
  • 11:20-11:50 Georgia: Oto Nemsadze, “Keep on Going”
  • 12:00-12:30 Australia: Kate Miller-Heidke, “Zero Gravity”
  • Lunch Break — 12:30 to 13:30
  • 13:40-14:10 Iceland: Hatari, “Hatrið mun sigra”
  • 14:20-14:50 Estonia: Victor Crone, “Storm”
  • 15:00-15:30 Portugal: Conan Osiris, “Telemóveis”
  • Break — 15:30 to 15:50
  • 16:00-16:30 Greece: Katerine Duska, “Better Love”
  • 16:40-17:10 San Marino: Serhat, “Say Na Na Na”

As always, we’ll have individual posts for each first rehearsal here on wiwibloggs. There, you’ll be able to read our thoughts on the rehearsal and find out how each country has chosen to stage their song.

You can also catch some of our reactions to the songs LIVE through the wiwibloggs livestream. This year, we’ll be covering the first rehearsals across three livestreams each day. All times are given in Israeli local time (CET +1, GMT +2) and subject to change:

  • 10:30-12:45 — Day Two Livestream AM: Belgium, Georgia & Australia
  • 13:30-17:15 — Day Two Livestream PM: Iceland, Estonia, Portugal, Greece & San Marino
  • 19:00-19:30 — Day One Livestream Recap: Ask Team Wiwi your questions about the day’s rehearsals

And of course, you’ll be able to hear our thoughts through our reaction videos, which we’ll be uploading shortly after each rehearsal. Make sure you’re subscribed and keeping an eye on wiwi.tv for all this video content!

Eurovision 2019: Press Meet & Greet Times

Shortly after their first rehearsal, each act will also go to the press centre for their first Press Meet & Greet. Again, we’ll be on hand to film each meet & greet and you’ll be able to find them on the wiwibloggs website and YouTube after their conclusion.

Find a list of times for each acts’ Meet & Greet below:

  • 13:05-13:25 Belgium: Eliot, “Wake Up”
  • 13:45-14:05 Georgia: Oto Nemsadze, “Keep on Going”
  • 14:25-14:45 Australia: Kate Miller-Heidke, “Zero Gravity”
  • 16:05-16:25 Iceland: Hatari, “Hatrið mun sigra”
  • 16:45-17:05 Estonia: Victor Crone, “Storm”
  • 17:25-17:45 Portugal: Conan Osiris, “Telemóveis”
  • 18:25-18:45 Greece: Katerine Duska, “Better Love”
  • 19:05-19:25 San Marino: Serhat, “Say Na Na Na”

Whose first rehearsal are you most excited for today? Do you think we’ll be in for any big surprises in staging or performances? Let us know all of your thoughts in the comments down below!

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Ernest
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Conan Osiris must win Barbara Dex Award

Ernest
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Ernest

Portugal must win Barbara Dex Awward

Sophie
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Sophie

So curious to see Conan! He is such a great artist!

Una
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Una

I am most excited for GREECE (love), legit curious about Australia if they’ll go literally about the staging (see if they do some sort of floating to express zero gravity).

Marios
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Marios

I’m waiting for Iceland, Portugal and Greece.
These are the three countries which I think will do something really creative on stage!
And I also really want Estonia to qualify and I think they will, cause their song has that Avicii style that many people will be looking for to vote. Australia and Belgium are also strong contenders for qualification

Elsa
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Elsa

I am so excited to see CONAN!!!!

Kris
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Kris

My prerehearsal assessment
Belgium : ?
Georgia : NQ
Australia : Likely
Iceland : ?
Estonia: ?
Portugal : ?
Greece: Sure
San Marino : NQ

Colin
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Colin

My pre-rehearsal expectations:
BELGIUM – NQ
GEORGIA – NQ
AUSTRALIA – Q
ICELAND – Q
ESTONIA – Q
PORTUGAL – hopefully Q
GREECE – Q
SAN MARINO – could go either way

Una
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Una

Same for me, Colin.

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

I was quite underwhelmed by yesterday, because no one apart from maybe Belarus and Hungary surprised me, and Montenegro and Finland negatively surprised me. The next 3 days of rehearsals will be much more interesting, I mean today we’ll see Iceland, Australia, Portugal, Greece, San Marino and we’ll see if Belgium will soar into the final or crash in the semi. I can’t wait!

oli
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oli

Exciting stuff! Some of my big favourties are here: Iceland, Portugal, Belgium, Greece. And I’m also super curious about Australia.

Kosey
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Kosey

Come on Belgium – a lot riding on today to see whether you are going to be pushing top 10 or fade into mediocrity- you can do this!

Colin
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Colin

Million dollar question is can we have five countries in a row doing as well to qualify? AUS//ICE//EST//POR//GRE are all my qualifiers and apart from Portugal, betting odds qualifiers too. But I feel like today, after the rehearsal, Portugal might sneak above Belgium because we all know who had better lives thus far.

Una
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Una

It happened in 2011! AND 2017!!!!
2011: SF1: SRB-RUS-SWI-GEO-FIN (places 6-10)
2017: SF1: AZE-POR-GRE-POL-MOL (places 8-12)

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

I am more than ok with Estonia not qualifying!

Kuhkatz
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Kuhkatz

For me, the rehearsals today are way more interesting than yesterdays were.

Belgium, Iceland, Portugal, Greece, San Marino I‘m looking forward to, I even have an eye on Georgia and Estonia as well (not a fan of Australia tbh)

Alessandro Leonardo Gauci
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Can’t wait to see Conan <3