Despite the threats of the terrorist to disrupt the Eurovision-2019, which is to be held in Tel Aviv, the first rehearsals took place on May 6. Ukraine's Verka Serduchka will perform at the musical contest as the invited guest.
According to eurovision.tv, nine artists from the first Semi-Final rehearsed on the stage, in particular, musicians from Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Poland, Slovenia, Montenegro, Hungary, Belarus, and Serbia.
“Rehearsals are a vital part of the process in developing the staging and smooth running of the Eurovision Song Contest. They allow delegations to perfect the vocal and visual display of their entry and communicate with the production team to get the very best out of their entry,” the report said.
As we reported, singer Anna Korsun (Maruv) would not present Ukraine at the song contest “Eurovision 2019”. Maruv said that she was forced to refuse from the participation in the contest from Ukraine due to her tour in Russia.
Besides, STB TV Channel stated that the rules of the national selection for Eurovision did not contain demands on the absence of the tours in the Russian Federation. It also added that only the National Television Company of Ukraine can decide who would represent Ukraine during the Eurovision.
On February 26, Freedom-jazz girls band, which got the second place in the national selection for Eurovision song contest, refused to participate in it. Later, Kazka band, which took the third place, also refused to present Ukraine at Eurovision.
On February 27, it was reported that Ukraine would not send its representative to Eurovision-2019, which to be held in Israel.