What Happened At JESC Today? Part #2

 

Hello once again! Today some of the representatives completed their first rehearsals of Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Let’s look at what has happened and what the representatives had said.

THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE TOMORROW

Due to the terror attack at Paris, the red carpet has postponed. It has announced that the ceremony will be tomorrow at 20.30 CET. There will be live stream on junioreurovision.tv but at the national broadcast of Bulgaria BNT1 as well. There will be the representatives of all the participant countries with the executive supervisor of Junior Eurovision Vladislav Yakovlev and the mayor of Sofia Yordanka Fandakova.

And the rehearsals…

BEING A PART OF EUROVISION HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY DREAM

First name to go on stage to make her rehearsal was Mishela Rapo from Albania. Some of the countries has done their first rehearsals today, the others will be done tomorrow, and due to alphabetical order, the first country to take it’s place on stage was Albania. She sang her song Dambaje with her coreography, but she saved her dress for second rehearsal. She said that to take part in this contes was her dream. She take the attention on herself with her powerful voice and confident stance.

You can watch the rehearsal from here:

MY 3 MUSES ARE DANCING WITH ME AND TOGETHER WE WILL ROCK THE STAGE

After Albania, it’s time for Armenia to rehearse. “The stage is beautiful and my feelings are very positive. I’m happy.” MIKA said, and he call his dancers like “my muses”. Finally he achieved his dreams and he said  “I competed three times in Armenian national finals and this year I was chosen to represent my country in the Junior Eurovision and I’m very excited and thankful”. The background was first showing the Earth, and afterwards turning into grey and pink lights with pixel hearts, which is Armenia’s symbol for this year’s song.

You can watch the rehearsal from here:

THIS IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY

One of the countries which was waiting to rehearse for the first time was Malta. Destiny owns the stage on her own and her performance is so energic. When they asked about her first time on stage at the Arena Armeec, Destiny said: “It was amazing! It felt wonderful on stage…it’s so big and so nice and so colorful! Everything went as planned. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I would love to enjoy it to the fullest.”

You can watch the rehearsal from here:

MY EXPERIENCE TODAY IN ONE WORD… AMAZING!

Last country to rehearse before the lunch break was Belarus. The background for this performance sees a tree changing colours with various effects. With one move of his arm, Ruslan is able to change the background effects through the song, creating his magic on stage. “In one word, my experience today was awesome! I really like the stage. When I got on to the stage, I felt goosebumps because I started to realise that finally I am here, representing my whole country,” he said, “The organisation is great – everyone here is so professional, and the sound system is really great.”.

You can watch the rehearsal from here:

#DISCOVER THE TALENTS THAT WE HAVE HERE

One of the countries which rehearse today is the host country Bulgaria. Flanked by rainbows, the song starts with a focus on Gabi and behind her, four rhythmic gymnasts perform and during the second verse, Ivan takes to the stage. “For our first rehearsal, everything went fine. We performed well, but for the final, things will be even more perfect! The stage is huge, and we look forward to representing our country the best we can.” the dou has said. Gabi says that “We have a saying that when you’re at home, even the walls support you!” Ivan says “I want to say to visitors that they are welcome to come to Bulgaria, find fun, achieve their dreams, and discover the talents that we have here!”

You can watch the rehearsal from here:

WE FELT VERY COMFORTABLE ON STAGE

It was time for ‘The Virus’, the only group in this year’s Junior Eurovision, from Georgia. It was really an energic performance and they know how to make audience enjoy. “It was so cool and comfortable to be on stage, we liked the backgound and lights. We are so excited to be here. It is such a popular song contest in Europe and it is a responsibility for us. We are very proud of our country Georgia and we want to win.” they said after their performance.

You can watch the rehearsal from here:

REPRESENTING MY COUNTRY WITH ITS NATIONAL LANGUAGE IS JUST AMAZING

It was time to rehearse for the first of Junior Eurovsion 2015’s two debuting nations. At the back of young soprano, there were images of undulating waves, a bobbing ship, and, at the very end, the song’s eponymous “Star of the Sea” which is the name of the song. “It was amazing…I just can’t wait to get up there again!” she said. She has a special piece of jewelry to make her feel comfortable here at the Arena Armeec: a pair of earrings that she received from her grandmother. She wears them to every competition and performance, and she feels her Nana’s presence, love, and support whenever she puts them on.

You can watch the rehearsal from here:

OUR SONG IS AN ANTHEM TO LIFE

One of the countries which has rehearsed today was Italy. Their rehearsal was as colorful as their video clip. They’d danced during their performance and it makes their performance much more energic. “We were very excited to be on stage and rehearse for the first time. The stage is huge and although we’ve had similar experiences before, nothing compares to this one. And it is very important for us to sing together.” they said. They think that their song is an anthem to life, and they added “It is about all the nice things in life, everything that can be done at our age, being with friends…it is a positive song and we hope that others understand our message.”.

You can watch the rehearsal from here:

WE FEEL LIKE THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

The last country to take their place on stage to rehearse was Macedonia. Ivana and Magdalena are joined by three dancers on stage – Elena, Bisera and Ivona. The red backdrop with a big speaker that turns into a huge heart in the chorus compliments the girls, and gives a special vibe to the entire stage. Five really energic girls have done their rehearsals and they ended the rehearsal day. “We feel that we are the luckiest and the happiest people in the world right now. Representing Macedonia in Junior Eurovision is a huge step for us. We practised a lot, we are proud to represent Macedonia, and we hope that Macedonia will be proud of us as well.” they said to express their feelings.

You can watch the rehearsal from here:

At last, you can watch the running order draw which has done yesterday from here:

Happy Junior Eurovision week for everyone!

Source: junioreurovision.tv

About the author

Ahmet K.

Eurovision ile 2003 yılında tanıştım. O günden bugüne yılın 365 günü benim için büyük bir tutku oldu ve yarışmaya gidebilmek en büyük hayalim haline geldi. Tam 11 yıl sonra bu hayalimi gerçekleştirdim. 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 ve 2018 Eurovision Şarkı Yarışmalarında bulundum.

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