It was eleven acts’ chance at a second rehearsal at this year’s Eurovision. Some were singing for redemption after a weak first rehearsal. For others, it was just another day in the office, proving that their package is ready and raring to go next week.

On May 10 of Eurovision 2019 rehearsals, 11 acts took to the stage again. With another chance to tighten up their performances, which of them managed to nail their rehearsal and move towards the Eurovision final?

We want to know which of those 11 countries had your favourite second rehearsal. Was it Greece, San Marino, Armenia, Ireland, Moldova, Switzerland, Latvia, Romania, Denmark, Sweden or Austria? You can let us know your thoughts in our poll!

You can watch all our reviews of today’s rehearsals in the video 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.

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Poll: Who had the best second rehearsal on May 10?

 

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 second rehearsals. Let us know who your favourite was in the comments section below!

Read all of our Eurovision 2019 rehearsal news here

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Nikola
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Nikola

Pure emotion and focus from North Macedonia’s Tamara

Vikmary
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Vikmary

Sweden and Greece are so overrated!the first with such an ordinary song and with a “sow it again “staging!the second with a staging and a stilling that just doesn’t fit with that kind of song and to the singer especially..too much sugary

Tim
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Italy are overrated to…

Una
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Una

Some negatives on Romania from youtube second rehearsal snippet – in English and Romanian. For the ease of comprehension for non-Romanian speakers:
1. On Ester’s arm movements.
2. Styling.
3. Outfits.
4. Make-up.
5. Dancers.
6. Messy.
7. Sorcery.
8. Creepy.
9. Cheap graphics.
10. She looking sick/washed out.

If it’s too late to change the graphics, there’s no plan B for the outfits, and if there is little control over the camera work – seemingly many acts face the same problem, Romania could do some changes:
1. Soften the arm movements.
2. Improve the make-up.
3. Soften the facial expressions.
4. Decrease the involvement of the dancers.

Whisker
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Whisker

I agree 100%.

Susi
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Susi

Austria‘s performance is very touching -goosebumps!
My clear winner of the 2nd rehearsals that day.

Rayraydacat
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Rayraydacat

Robyn, do you know if there are any Eurovision viewing parties in Auckland New Zealand?

#lonelykiwiESC fans

Robyn Gallagher
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Sorry, I haven’t heard anything! A few years ago a Dutch woman organised something for European expats, but I don’t think that is a regular thing. I hope you find a fun way to experience it!

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Looking at Sweden’s staging this year it reminds me of austrias caesar Sampson’s staging from last year. Go see for yourself the lighting is so similar between last year’s Austria and this year’s Sweden. And not only is the staging similar, the songs are also very similar. Note: I love and will vote for Sweden this year, but I just thought this was an interesting point.

Eurofan
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Eurofan

So glad someone else thinks this! Didn’t even consider Austria last year but then it did very well with the juries. Sweden must have taken notice.

AurelianTamisan
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AurelianTamisan

I’ve seen 30 seconds of his first rehearsal and he instantly just reminded me of Cesar Sampson.

Whisker
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Whisker

Not similar.

Tim
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And Norway has take Finlands song from last year.

Olivia Mac Arthur
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Olivia Mac Arthur

IRELAND!!!

Sarina
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Sarina

Austria and Sweden

Ezal
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Ezal

Sweden

Kris
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Kris

Austria’s clip is the only one in which the wide shots make sense

Rom
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Austria’s performance was mesmerizing, nothing as expected and theyre the potential dark horse. GO PAENDA!

Davve
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Davve

Sweden by far! Awesome

Kosey
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Kosey

Sweden stands out by a mile in the recap. John and the backing singers give such an energetic, high quality performance.
A lot of people say SF2 is the one with greater quality, but actually I think this first half is quite weak.

Idksmth
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Idksmth

Greece is still amazing, and most probably the winner of sf 1. It is a potential winner (it is top 5 for me, and it should reach it) San Marino had vocal issues, but staging wise it’s good and appropritate, could qualify. Armenia was the best one for me today, at least camera angle wise and vocally she killed it. I fear that it could come off as scary, I hope I’m wrong and I think I am. Coming next to last in the press poll is a crime, tho. Ireland was fine, but it seems really random staging and… Read more »

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Greece and Sweden look very solid. But I would say today’s winner was Austria, they showed they’re alive and kicking.

Chupacabra
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Chupacabra

Having a look to the comments on youtube, Paenda will B one of the dark horses. Credible, authentic, touching, surprising.

Anthony
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Anthony

Greece and Sweden had the best rehearsals!Actually Greece will win semi final 1,great aesthetics and unique voice!

Catriona Colville
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Catriona Colville

Australia will win the semi-final.

Sarina
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Sarina

Australia, Serbia and Iceland

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Greece WOW I’m voting for you this year… I’m sold

Roelof Meesters
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Roelof Meesters

Im gonna say it: Sweden is The Netherlands’ biggest rival. That rehearsal was amazing.

Whisker
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Whisker

I loved the Melo staging. It was IMPECCABLE. I don’t know about this one, I don’t like that much what I saw in the official video.

Berco
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Berco

Odds changed dramatically.

KESC
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KESC

Greece and Sweden were pretty good.

Belle
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Belle

Sweden was the best today.

Sjodni
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Sjodni

Austria was just incredibly beautiful, it was stunning. They are most certainly back in the running for the final!

Phary
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Phary

Question to Team Wiwi : from the official snippets of the rehearsals, the camerawork looks bad for almost every act, with weird transitions and way too many wide angle shots. Is it just an impression or does it look different in the press room’s TV ?
Thank you for all your coverage of the rehearsals !

Matija
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Matija

Good question. It was horrible today

pooky1001
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pooky1001

Yes i agree, i thought it was just me but nothing seems to be coming together right this year, the camera work seems to be way off and so many artists are having problems with other issues, i really hope it all comes together for the semis and final because at the moment im just not getting the usual eurovision vibe i get when it gets nearer to the live shows.

Kyri
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Kyri

Greece by far

Yssy
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Yssy

Greece and Austria

alexander
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alexander

voted for greece. she was absolutely the best!

Polegend Godgarina
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voted for greece bc queen and ireland bc despite the mouth sore she served