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Day 6 of rehearsals - it'll be a mixed day!

Desiree on Fri, 05/04/2018 - 09:46

In just about 15 minutes the first rehearsal of today will start, which is Armenia.
We start the day with the remaining 4 countries of semi final 1 who will each do their second rehearsal which will be blogged live from the arena like yesterday. The same goes for the first five countries of the second semi-final.

After all these we get to see the first 30 minute-rehearsals from the BIG-5 countries + Portugal. These rehearsals will go on well into the evening, so loads happening today, stay tuned!

Germany Second Rehearsal

ChrisB on Sun, 05/07/2017 - 09:40

Germany probably have the best opening shot in the competition, unfortunately the staging doesn't build a lot from there.
But this has improved from German NF on so many levels.
Levina gives much better camera, vocals still could be a little better though.
But the overall feel of the entry is uplifting and cool, even though the song is not.
In contrast to Desiree I have the opinion that the outfit is pretty much perfect. Many delegations tried to go for sci-fi inspired costumes. Most of them failed, Germany did not.
Very surprised about Germany, as I did not expect them to do anything. And they will still struggle, but should avoid last place this year.

Germany second rehearsal

Desiree on Sun, 05/07/2017 - 09:29

Have the Amish gone through some revolution and now decided that it's ok to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest? Oh forget it.. it's just Levina on stage in her long 2-shades of grey outfit.

Vocally it didn't sound well in the hall the first time but also Levina is improving the second time. I still think it's all too grey, would be nice to hav esome colour added to this. Or to the song, but it'll probably be too late for that. And just as I write this a pyro rain falls from above and we get pyro fountains. It adds something, but not sure if it can save Germany from another result in the gutter of the scoreboard..

This time the pyro came on the 2nd instead of the third run. Would this mean that it has not been decided yet whether it will be used next week?

Germany First Rehearsal

ChrisB on Fri, 05/05/2017 - 15:33

Levina starts lying on the floor in a mesmerizing shot from above. The look of the presentation is very modern, although not much happened after that opening shot.
She also gives much better camera than what we have seen in the German National Final, she also shows more stagecraft and confidence.
The Germans have been putting a lot of effort in this as they clearly don't want to finish last for the third time in a row.
For the third run there is a pyro curtain behind Levina which doesn't add anything really in my view.

With very low expectations we can actually call Germany a pleasant surprise.

Germany first rehearsal

Desiree on Fri, 05/05/2017 - 15:14

Mixed feelings for me on the German rehearsal. It's all very grey, I'm not only talking about the song that is not one that will easily stand out on the night, but also about her dress (long in a lighter shade of grey on the top and darker on the skirt) and the backdrop.

Levina starts her performance lying on the floor with some great camera work. She's still alone on stage, and could do with something to fill it.

Good reaction in the press hall but then there are quite a few Germans here ..

Germany First Rehearsal

German entrant Jamie-Lee Kriewitz is one of the youngest participants in the field this year. She's just finished her first rehearsal and vocally she's sounding very strong.

There isn't really much change happening from the project as we saw it in the national final. The same green laser beams are used, the trees are on the stage, Jamie-Lee is even wearing the same thing.

Perhaps a good choice... If it worked in the national final, why wouldn't it work for Eurovision.

Fashion show in EuroVillage

We had a chance today to see the opening ceremony of the Eurovision Village at the City Hall Square with a unique show idea FASHION FOR EUROPE. The idea is about designers and brands from many different participating countries building bridges through fashion.

In total it took 1.5 hours to present 14 brand: Agnesa Vuyhaj (Albania), Sinoian (Armenia), Lena Hoschek (Austria), Fakhriya Khalafova (Azerbaijan), Bernard Depoorrter (Belgium), Ivana Helsinki (Finland), Atelier Michalsky (Germany), Galia Lahav (Israel), Calzedonia (Italy), Daili (Lithuania), Sanja Matijevic (Montenegro), Blessus by Michael Hekmat (Poland), Adelina Ivan (Romania), Julian Zigerli (Switzerland).

Germany- First Rehearsal

CostasP on Sun, 05/17/2015 - 11:04

"Taken by a stranger" much?Ann Sophie wears a black catsuit and is going all Femme Fatale on us.She looks straight at the camera, she dropped the weird face expressions of the past and she is competent vocally.She is accompanied by four backing singers. There's not much movement and it comes across a bit too static but to be honest i had an issue with her moves in the National Final so that might be an improvement. Backdrop plays with yellow and black. I quite like what i see and hear here, still unsure if it will stand out.