Tel Aviv Calling: Update
The Italian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest Mahmoode, one of Duncan's biggest competitors, has fallen ill. According to Italian media, he has a severe throat infection and a high fever. The ‘Soldi’-singer has cancelled all of his plans for today. Italian fans were saddened by this news, but the organization of the song festival came with a reassuring message: Mahmood is still scheduled to leave for Israel tomorrow for his first rehearsal in Tel Aviv.
Newcomer heading towards the top 5
The first rehearsal of the Moscow-born singer Chingiz (Azerbaijan contestant) was so well received by Eurovision fans that he has suddenly risen to the top 6 in the ranks! Yesterday he was still on the thirteenth position but today he is in sixth place and is getting closer to number 5 (John Lundvik from Sweden).
Almost all artists have arrived in Tel Aviv and are all busy with rehearsals before the semi-finals start! The rehearsals for the semi-finals give us a first glimpse of what we can expect from the performance and what the artists will eventually wear on the big stage! Of the four rehearsal days, three have already passed.