Eurovision 2024: Austria’s First Rehearsal!

The moment for Austria’s first rehearsal has officially arrived, as Kaleen sets the mood with her song “We Will Rave”! 

Who is Kaleen? 

Performing has always been an integral part of Kaleen’s life, considering she has been doing it ever since she was little and has gained great experience as a singer, dancer and choreographer. Thus, she has shined at numerous national, European and international dance championships. 

However, Kaleen is no stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest. She contributed as a stand-in singer for the rehearsals of Eurovision 2018 and also, as a dancer and choreographer for the interval acts. Moreover, she supported a few acts at last year’s edition and, as for Junior Eurovision, Kaleen took the responsibility of the creative direction of Spain and Bulgaria in 2021 and the overall stage direction in 2022. 


The rehearsal 

Austria’s Kaleen is here to remind us that if heartbreak is the problem, rave is the solution.

Staging-wise, there’s an inverted pyramid made of metal scaffolding hanging above the middle of the stage, that shoots lasers, giving the stage a warehouse rave vibe. She starts the performance wearing a long white coat with a train, but that’s dispensed with as soon as the bass kicks in, revealing a silver sparkly leotard and thigh boots. She has four male backing dancers, wearing black cargo pants, sleeveless jackets and oversized wraparound shades. With Kaleen they deliver a full-on dance routine that covers the whole stage.

There’s also a RUM-DE-DUM-DA-DA hip swivel move. Genuinely wish it was possible to explain what this track FEELS like at full volume in the arena – it’s very much a full body experience.

PYRO UPDATE! Smoke and steam jets, and Kaleen tried a different (and much fluffier) white coat. No idea which will make it through to second rehearsals – we’ll find out later in the week!

Austria first rehearsal at Eurovision 2024. Credit: Corinne Cumming/EBU



Take a look at Austria’s first rehearsal from the TikTok video below:


Austria’s second rehearsal is on Thursday, 2nd of May and we will receive more information regarding how the performance will be presented on TV. 


Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the news! 

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