He got a warm welcome in the Arena, starting with the Floor Manager calling it 'his stage'. Also, a large part of the audience gave him a strong applause and he seemed to be blown away by the reaction.
All in all, his performance was very strong, especially vocally with him hitting all the notes and it looked like the whole package was there - the dramatic effect and the great song as well.
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Now only contestants from two countries have still their first try left on the stage here in the Minsk Arena - Georgia's Mariam Kakhelishvili and FYR Macedonia's Anja Veterova. Stay tuned!