Russia's first rehearsal didn't quite go as planned and most of all didn't impress as much as thye may have wanted.As to symbolize all that Sergey even dropped from his prop. He says it was his shoe's fault. They have finetuned their 3D and several other minor details. One problem remains the lighting they think is too dark and Philipp Kirkorov boasted we have only seen 50% so far. Yup. As technical things are getting fixed one major, huge problems remains: can Sergey connect with the televoters across the screen as it seems rather mechanic and cold as it is. Vocally steady as can be, but... cold. I don't think we are off to Russia next year, but what do I know?