<!— Text ads —>
Remarkable first run for Lea Sirk who seems to have been cut off music in the bridge but then as if nothing happened she continues. However later runs reveal it's been set up to be like this as it happens again. At the semi-final it will look as a surprise of course. Douwe Bob's idea from 2016 is getting another go this year.
In the second part of the song Lea and her team move to the front catwalk. Otherwise the rehearsal is very similar to the performance in the national final. As always Lea nails it vocally and as promised we get the last lines in Portuguese - 'hvala nao nao'.
So, to the second last rehearsal of the day and it's Lea Sirk of Slovenia. She has performed superbly along the promo tour circuit and the same applies for the first rehearsal. The choreography is even slicker than it was at EMA and Lea and her dancers make the most of the stage. A short, unexpected pause went down a storm in the Press Centre. Vocally, Lea is again flawless and if this comes across well on the night it could be good news for Slovenia. Top marks for the first outing on the Eurovision stage.