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Malta Second Rehearsal

Rounding off today at Arena Gliwice is Malta's Eliana Gomez Blanco with We Are More.

Photo © EBU, Thomas Hanses

Giant words are clearly Eliana's friend on the stage as her lyrics come to life on the big screen behind her. With an outfit that's half-bridesmaid half-hoedown, she looks awkward in the few seconds gap between verse and chorus, like a puppet that's run out of instruction.

Malta have only missed two years of this contest in 2011 and 2012. Arguably they have one of the most memorable winners in Destiny Chukunyere in 2015, who has since appeared on the Britain's Got Talent screen in the UK, provided backing vocals for her country's effort in Tel Aviv earlier this year, and is rumoured to be in the running for Rotterdam 2020.

David Webster will be reporting live from rehearsals throughout the day on Gateway 97.8 ( For UK commentary with ESC Insight's Ewan Spence and Ben Robertson, tune in to Castlepoint FM on Sunday 24th November from 15:00 GMT.

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