Second rehearsal Sweden

Desiree on Sat, 05/05/2018 - 15:16

Next up it's Benjamin Ingrosso for Sweden who once again has brought his colourful LEDwall. Unfortunately for those watching in the hall it's the only colour and light at that time when on screen of course it looks very slick and professional. I wonder if the lack of light in the hall could lower the excitement of the audience and in this way influence the impression people at home get of the performance.

Second rehearsal Latvia

Desiree on Sat, 05/05/2018 - 14:44

Less is more and in a way that certainly goes after Hungary now with this rehearsal from Latvia - yet in another way here I think it is way too much as well, as the hair sweeping is done so much it becomes a gimmick instead of what might've been a nice touch to the performance.

Vocally she sounds good in the first run, however in the second and third run she struggles in the higher parts. This probably won't mean much though, as in the jury-final and semi-final there should be only one run anyway.

Second rehearsal Hungary

Desiree on Sat, 05/05/2018 - 14:33

Very mixed feelings for me on this one. I was just thinking that I'm still warming up to this song despite the last extremely loud part with the grunting and the choir getting lost. Well, the last thing was not noticed so much in the hall, the first thing is still there, I will never like it I think.. but the band is very convincing and confident on stage and put on a great show. The biggest 'but' for me now after this rehearsal is the massive amount of pyros that at some point more look like a celebration and don't go well with the emotional message of the song..

Eurovision Village opening

Eurovision village is one of the official locations Eurovision. This year it’s located at Praça do Comércio which is near by Tagus river promenade.

This year’s Eurovillage is much smaller than last year’s ‘cause the Square not so huge as Khreschatyk street is. Traditionally visitors can find a lot of food courts, travel guides, chill out zones and, of course, the main stage where artist from Eurovision and from Portugal will sing and perform.

Opening of Eurovillage was scheduled to 4 of may at 19:00, but they suppose to let in guests at 16:00. But something went wrong and we entered the location after 30 minutes of waiting in the line! That’s why we missed performances from Norway, Finland and Iceland.

But in conclusion, Eurovision Village this year looks stunning, wonderful atmosphere and beautiful views!