2nd rehearsal to favorites to win. The Netherlands still leading according to all the bookmakers. The rehearsal went very well. On top of the keyboard player, they've placed a transparent plastic cube and on top of it a round shaped lamp, instead of the lamp that was there before. The stage is moody with heavy clouds in sunset blue. Duncan sounds magnificent. The colors of blue and purple contribute to the melancholy atmosphere, and the backdrop really enhances the drama.
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It's now the turn of the favorite to win according to the bookmakers, Duncan Laurence. He's sitting beside a small keyboard and plays, wearing a purple suit. The stage is dark, with lights of blue and purple. The video art is showing us a storm, also in blue and purple. At the c part, two projectors lighting on him from two sides. The camera focuses on the audience at the last chorus. In the last few notes of the song, the camera comes back to focus on him and zoom out slowly, which once again makes the stage look huge and makes Duncan look like a small town boy in a big arcade.
I can only echo Desiree's thoughts on the Netherlands.
The harmonies were flawless and if juries judge vocal capacity they should have this very close to the top of their scorecard.
The backdrop features understated imagery, inspired by the very reason the song was written: it's a tribute to the sisters' ill mother.