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A Day with O.Torvald (Ukraine)

Today, representatives of Ukrainian and largest international press have been invited for a tour with O.Torvald band, which included visit to the "Barman Dictat", Arena City complex and Gulliver mall roof.

"Barman Dictat" (formerly 44 art club) is the location where O.Torvald gave their first ever performance in Kyiv, and still remains favourite stage of the band. Zhenya Galich and his team (who were sadly missing bass guitarist, who was sick) gave rendition of 3 songs including their most recent hit #nashilyudyvsyudy and shared with press members a few drinks.

Special guests were Bandura Style project (Yaroslav Jus and Maryna Krut) who after releasing their cover of Time yesterday were noticed by Zhenya this morning and immediately invited to Kyiv.

After a short walk we have reached location of 2005 Euroclub Arena City where band met with their fans, who, despite just a one hour notice, gathered in masses to meet their idols. Artists spoke with fans and made numerous signatures and selfies.

To finish the day, band and press members have climbed to the 34th floor of Gulliver mall - the 2nd highest building of Kyiv and got a great view on the city from there.

A Day with O.Torvald

10 qualifiers from the first semifinal are

Moldova
Azerbaijan
Greece
Sweden
Portugal
Poland
Armenia
Australia
Cyprus
Belgium

Red Carpet - 42 interviews - all coutries

05:08 Albania: Lindita Halimi – World
06:10 Armenia: Artsvik – Fly With Me
07:10 Australia: Isaiah Firebrace – Don't Come Easy
07:49 Austria: Nathan Trent – Running on Air
08:33 Azerbaijan: Dihaj (Diana Hajiyeva) – Skeletons
09:59 Show & Contest Producer Christer Bjorkman
11:06 Belarus: NaviBand – Historyja majho žyccia
12:02 Eurovision 2017 Hosts
13:59 Belgium: Blanche – City Lights
14:45 Bulgaria: Kristian Kostov – Beautiful Mess
18:35 Croatia: Jacques Houdek – My Friend
15:52 Cyprus: Hovig – Gravity
20:30 Czech Republic: Martina Bárta – My Turn
24:11 Denmark: Anja Nissen – Where I Am
17:28 Estonia: Koit Toome & Laura – Verona
22:50 Finland: Norma John – Blackbird
23:38 France: Alma – Requiem
26:03 Georgia: Tamara Gachechiladze – Keep the Faith
28:44 Germany: Levina – Perfect Life
25:08 Greece: Demy – This Is Love
26:37 Hungary: Joci Pápai – Origo
27:59 Iceland: Svala – Paper
30:09 Ireland: Brendan Murray – Dying To Try
32:02 Israel: Imri Ziv – I Feel Alive
32:23 Italy: Francesco Gabbani – Occidentali's Karma
34:06 Latvia: Triana Park – Line
34:57 Lithuania: Fusedmarc – Rain of Revolution
21:28 Macedonia: Jana Burčeska – Dance Alone
33:07 Malta: Claudia Faniello – Breathlessly
35:48 Moldova: SunStroke Project – Hey, Mamma!
41:01 Montenegro: Slavko Kalezić – Space
49:05 The Netherlands: O'G3NE – Lights and Shadows
36:52 Norway: JOWST feat. Aleksander Walmann – Grab the Moment
37:53 Poland: Kasia Moś – Flashlight
50:43 Portugal: Salvador Sobral – Amar Pelos Dois
39:05 Romania: Ilinca feat. Alex Florea – Yodel It!
43:23 San Marino: Valentina Monetta & Jimmie Wilson – Spirit Of The Night
40:16 Serbia: Tijana Bogićević – In Too Deep
41:25 Slovenia: Omar Naber – On My Way
42:32 Spain: Manel Navarro – Do It For Your Lover
50:16 Sweden: Robin Bengtsson – I Can't Go On
44:51 Switzerland: Timebelle – Apollo
47:32 Ukraine: O.Torvald – Time
46:08 United Kingdom: Lucie Jones – Never Give Up on You

Miss and Mister ESCKAZ 2017 Award ceremony

As usual, during the Red Carpet event ESCKAZ has announced winners of it's top prize. For the first time award was given back in 2005 in Kyiv and interestingly to Omar Naber's backing vocalist Teja Saksida.

Miss ESCKAZ 2017 Viktorija Ivanovskaja, Fusedmarc, Lithuania
Mister ESCKAZ 2017 Aleksander Walmann, JOWST, Norway

Special mention: Best Red Carpet outfit - Kseniya Zhuk, NAVIBAND, Belarus

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Red Carpet afterparty

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