Mahmood took the stage for the first time. With him 3 dancers. The colors on the screen and stage are mostly dark blue and red. The backdrop shows images of people from the video clip, including the child. Some sentences from the song appear in English at the backdrop (hey, it worked for them last year). Mahmood wears a nude colored buttoned-up shirt with some print on it. His dynamics with the dancers are good, but it's not the most effective stage I've seen this year. Oh, and there's an image of burning money and the words "Money Can't Buy You Love". It's a strong message that can speak to a lot of people, but how will European react to Urban trap?
Like a true Caesar, Emma Marrone came and conquered.
So last night was probably the busiest night for the parties so far
First up was the Italian party in the smaller venue at Euroclub, hosted by the ever helpful and upbeat Italian delegation....
Emma performed a long set of her music and rocked it up on the stage to a packed crowd of gathered press and local VIPs.
Video clips available on our normal youtube account......https://youtube.com/user/EurovisionKZ/videos
Next up was Ireland......as always seems to be the case now this was hosted in the local Irish Bar, The Shamrock Bar in central Copenhagen....
Massively crowded but anyone who has ever been to Ireland will totally understand that this is just how thing's are in Ireland so we all felt totally at home....
Food was provided and a free bar for the delegations....
Performances from Malta, Norway and of course Can-Linn and Kasey Smith....https://youtube.com/user/EurovisionKZ/videos
Final party of the night was the huge open to everybody Israeli Party.....Mei Fingold and her delegation threw open the doors of the large venue in Euroclub and welcomed anybody who wanted to celebrate on the eve of their Independence Day today.
Euroclub was packed to the rafters with hundreds of people who came to see not only Mei but performances from Georgia, France, Austria and Malta.....
Italian superstar Emma Marrone is ready to rock the stage at Eurovision. Read how her first rehearsal went.
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!