Yesterday Douwe Bob had a special of opening his bar in Stockholm where you can drink a beer and listen to a music you retro-pop stuff you should like if you're into Douwe Bob's music, 70s pop-rock and intimate atmosphere while spending a nice evening somewhere out.
A lot of delegations have arrived to check the opening - Russia, Finland, Estonia, Spain, San Marino and many others. Cyprus have got a special present for Douwe - Cypriot pomace brandy.
Later everyone have moved to ground floor and Douwe has performed few songs including "Slow Down", then Amir came up to the stage with a cover of Michel Fugain's "Une belle histoire". The set was finished with all guests singing The Beatles' "Hey Jude" on a small intimate stage.
Joe and Jake were prepared for the pyros this time. No eyebrows gone. But they are happy with the rehearsal and excited about it. However they are always looking to improve. It's a curse, but they are generally happy about everything. They are flattered to be role models. And if you have a dream, you should just follow it.
Amir was more confident with the second rehearsal. So he was very happy to see it in the viewing room. They want to have the crowd join in the song, so it doesn't seem to "stiff" on stage. Amir has a party song, but is alone on stage. He trusts the audience to make a party with him on Saturday.
Frans is looking forward to the public to arrive. The arena feels a bit empty at the moment. He is happy to have his family around. They support him and help to bring him down if he feels stressed. The composers didn't send the song to Melodifestivalen themselves. "We still don't know who did it", they say laughing. "It's a ghost in the machine".
On stage Laura mostly brings her experience from the talent show she did. And her concert with Clouseau in the Sports Palads in Antwerpen. Her song is funky, so it's easy to hear that it sounds like other songs, that has been heard before. But basicly it is a baseline and a trumphet, and many songs has that too. Laura has Italian roots. And she thinks that she has the Italian temparement.
When Eneda is on the stage, it reminds her of how she always wanted to be a singer. For her it makes no difference if she sings her entry in Albanian or in English. The emotions are the same. However the chose the English version for the Eurovision, so it could be understood all over Europe.