Tel Aviv Calling: Update

It is time for your weekly Eurovision update, because the largest music festival in the world is gradually getting closer! Here on, we will keep you updated on a weekly basis on the latest news, the best gossip and more.
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Mahmood has fallen ill

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.

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