Denmark 2019 first rehearsal
Denmark 2019 first rehearsal
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Leonora brings 'Love is Forever' to Expo Tel Aviv for first rehearsal

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Leonora has completed her first rehearsal of 'Love Is Forever', Denmark's 2019 Eurovision Song Contest entry. The staging reflects the concept that helped her to win Danish national selection Melodi Grand Prix back in February, but this time with an even bigger chair and animations travelling with her from Denmark.

Leonora will take to the stage 7th in the second Semi-Final on Thursday 16 May at Expo Tel Aviv in Israel.

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Leonora has represented Denmark more often in an international competition. The 20 year-old has already won the Danish figure skating championship 3 times and participated in the Junior World Championship and Nordic Championship in figure skating. At the age of 15 she became more serious about music and started training her voice, playing the guitar and writing songs.

READ MORE: Leonora's participant profile.

What happens on stage?

There were some minor tweaks in the Eurovision staging to Leonora's victorious Melodi Grand Prix staging. Firstly, the giant chair is bigger than before and she is joined by double the amount of backing singers from the national Danish final: there are now 4 on stage. Leonora is again dressed in a white blouse and black trousers, her backing singers retain the traditional French styling.

Starting with two screen behind her, the screens slide away to reveal the audience. As the song moves along, the backing screen becomes an animated country scene with blue sky and clouds and the sun rises from over the horizon with rays of light flowing out across the back of the arena. Leonora has to climb up onto her chair with a ladder rather than by standing on a rising platform this time, where she sits with all four backing singers to end the song.

Do you think Leonora will take Love Is Forever to the Grand Final for Denmark? Let us know in the comments!

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