Day 4 of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 was one to remember. Nine more countries had their first rehearsal: Croatia‘s Roko, Malta‘s Michela, Lithuania‘s Jurijus, Russia‘s Sergey Lazarev, Albania‘s Jonida Maliqi, Norway‘s KEiiNO, The Netherlands‘ Duncan Laurence, North Macedonia‘s Tamara Todevska and Azerbaijan‘s Chingiz.
Country after country brought their A-game. Croatia went over-the-top, telling a story of finding your wings in an Apocalyptic world. Malta, working with Loreen’s Eurovision 2012 stage director, brought the brightest performance of the year, while Lithuania soothed us with black and gold lighting. Russia brought a truly sophisticated stage show that saw Sergey mirrored eight times. Albania tried — and later ditched — a projection of an eagle, while Norway saw its dancers playing amid the Northern Lights. The Netherlands kept it simple with Duncan at a keyboard, while North Macedonia stood centre stage in a gorgeous green dress. And Azerbaijan closed the show with some truly futuristic staging — Chingiz’ heart being operated on by robot arms.
With so many big names showing up and showing out, it’s going to be harder than ever to choose a winner. But someone has to do it…so we shall trust you to decide!
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.