It's a wrap! The first day of rehearsals at Lisbon's Altice Arena has come to an end. From an edgy performance of Azerbaijan's Aisel to the intense act of Bulgaria's EQUINOX — this is the Daily Digest of Sunday, 29th of April.
Just got home and missed out on everything that happened in Lisbon on the first day of rehearsals? Here are the stories to catch up on:
- Azerbaijan's Aisel first up on the 2018 Eurovision stage
- Iceland's Ari Ólafsson takes the stage for his first rehearsal
- Lithuania's Ieva takes the rehearsal stage for the first time
- Belgium's Sennek presents intimate staging for 'A Matter Of Time'
- Albania's Eugent Bushpepa rocks the stage at first rehearsal
- Czech Republic's Mikolas Josef wraps up first rehearsal
- Israel's Eurovision hope Netta wraps up first rehearsal
- Nothing lasts forever: ALEKSEEV finished his 30-minute rehearsal
- Estonia's Elina projects confidence as she sparkles on stage
- EQUINOX concludes rehearsal day with 'Bones' on stage
Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of the EBU, is closely following the rehearsals from the production hub in front of the stage:
Czech singer Mikolas Josef hurt his back while doing some of the acrobatics that are a part of his act during today's rehearsal. A doctor has seen him on site and recommended he visit a local hospital as a precaution. We will of course let you know if we have more news.
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