The Danish staging is basically the same as it was in the first round. Leonora climbs the ladder to the big chair. Her two backing vocalists now wear black shirts, with white collards and see-through sleeves. The male dancers wear black and white as well. It's a happy go lucky song, that might benefit from performing right after Romania.
Leonora takes the stage for her first rehearsal. It looks almost the same as in the national final. She's wearing a buttoned-up white shirt with suspenders. She sits on that huge chair with two backing vocalists on each side. They sit down throughout the entire performance. In the last chorus, two men join them and on both sides. So we have 5 people sitting, moving their bodies from side to side. The video art is very bright and sunny; There are big rays of the sun and later on white clouds with clear blue skies. The atmosphere is very bubbly, light and happy.
Denmark delivers a superb performance with fantastic camera interaction.
It is not the strongest song in the field by any means, but I'm pretty much blown away how well she lifts this song. The performance is much more controlled than it was in DMGP.
My only caveat: The current outfit doesn't match the backdrop. Not the final thing, is it?
Not a fan of Lighthouse X I'm afraid. Second run was much better than the first one, which was stopped three times. The boys are competent singers but the song is just too middle down the road.
The performance here in Stockholm is pretty much the same as the one we saw a few months ago in the national final. Backdrop colour scheme: You guessed it right... Blue and white again... Come on SVT be a bit more adventurous.
I simply can not get excited about Denmark, sorry.
Basim is off to a bit of a bad start first time around, but he's completely back to his full amazingness second time around.
Basim gets to defend his nation next week during the final of the Eurovision Song Contest on home turf. How did his first rehearsal go?
I can't believe it's over a week since I first went to get my accreditation badge here in the press centre. Now I'm all geared up to watch the first rehearsals of the big 5 countries and Denmark.
The Eurovision Song Contest has now really really kicked in.
The red carpet is later on today as well, together with a great night planned in the Euroclub.
I'm sure we'll have loads and loads of fun today!