Want to take a look backstage at the Junior Eurovision 2011 rehearsals?
Thought so! So we asked Steven Newby to capture the best moments during the first technical rehearsals of the thirteen acts appearing on the Yerevan stage. There’ll be more from Steven throughout the week, but for now, here’s what the singers are up to.
Katya starts with a very strong performance, opening up this year’s Junior Contest.
Latvia’s Moondog, Amanda Bashmakova, received a galactic-warmth response
Lerika is hoping for a yes, yes, for her bubblegum pop entry
Dalita welcomes us to her home country, with a warmer number than the temperature outside
Ivan Ivanov’s Superhero flies by with this little poppy number
Paulina Skrabytė little multi-coloured fluffy number comes across very well in rehearsals.
Kristall will be hoping for all of Europe to be voting for her on Saturday night. I suspect not.
Macedonia’s Dorijan Dlaka seemed to be having a bit of a squeaky time on-stage, next week he mitt qualify for Senior ESC!
The Dutch entry, by Rachel, is clearly targeting her audience with her very good performance. She needs to remember to return the scaffolding to the builder she nicked it off!
A mature, rocky number from Sweden, no bubblegum for Erik!
if a Georgian offers you Candy… don’t take it.
Femke, with Een kusje meer, occludes this year’s contest with another cutsie number.