The fourth day of rehearsals took place today. The remaining 8 acts of the second semifinal rehearsed at the Rotterdam Ahoy.
Georgia kept things simple with its performance. The song is nice and the appearance was decent. Tornike wears a white shirt and his vocals are on the point.
Being alone on stage isn’t always a bad thing. Albania presented a very interesting staging. Anxhela’s vocals, in my opinion, were better than the studio version. She wears a nice silver dress with many sparkling spots. Her moves need a little practise, but “Karma” is a pure powerful balkan ballad, that can earn its spot in the final.
The Black Mamba’s performance was very similar with what they presented in the national final. Of course, they are some improvements that have to do with taking advantage of the high tech stage.
Bulgaria uses the biggest prop this year! A big stand – supposed to be a rock in the sea – is in the middle of the stage and Victoria is on it. The outfit was very casual and I wish its not what she is going to wear in the actual semifinal. Her vocals were amazing and I believe she has secured a space in the final!
Finland should always pick rock songs for Eurovision… I mean think of their 2006 and 2014 entries. Blind Channel’s performance hasn’t got any surprises, but the song, the vocals and the energy were perfect! I have to admit though… I would prefer if they did the “middle finger”, bur I understand they were asked not to…
What a dress! I’m love with Samanta’s all in green outfit! Her singing abilities were obvious and she was very good synchronised with her three backing dancers. Are all these enough for Latvia to qualify… I don’t know!
Switzerland is the clear winner not only of the day, but the whole semifinal! The rehearsal had nothing about the “Universe” making it a nice surprise. The props were nice and of course… what can I say for his vocals. The outfit is ok… it has the necessary Eurovision sparkle, but I could prefer something else.
Denmark presented us what we expected… Fyr og Flamme took their national final performance and made it fit the Rotterdam Ahoy! They have, for obvious reasons, removed the live orchestra (I would really love an orchestra in ESC, but that’s for another post) and they have added three backing vocalists.
Tomorrow, the 15 out of the 16 countries that compete in the first semifinal – all except of Malta – will perform their songs for the second time on the Eurovision stage.
What do you think about the first rehearsals? What are your favourite and your least favourite act so far? Let us know on the comment box below!