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Switzerland - 2nd rehearsal
Luca Hänni apparently feels much better. He's back on stage, hoping to make just as good as a rehearsal he had last time. This is so slick, it looks like a video. Camera work is perfect; dynamic, yet so solid and consistent. The color of red rules the stage, and the flickering lights in the video art make the dancers bounce even more. Luca sounds good, considering all the choreography he has to do.
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Switzerland - First rehearsal
One of the favorites to win this year, Luca Hänni, is taking the stage now! The Swiss performance is spot on. Luca wearing a sleeveless black shirt with 4 backing dancers dresses in red. The video art is mostly red with some nice effects. It's extremely polished, with intense choreography. It reminded me of Sweden 2018 in terms of camera angles and playing with the background. It sounds like a hit and looks very stylish.
Switzerland First Rehearsal
We have only seen a fragment of one run through, so I don't feel I can judge this staging fairly.
All I can say is that I'm very surprised about how colourful and kitsch it looked in the small fragment we have seen. Vocals were fine.
Swiss pixies !
A whole lot of improvement for Rykka from Switzerland. The song now has a much more pixie/fairy tale feel to it which means the dress, with the smoke doesn't look as awkward anymore.
With her hair, lighter blue now too and straightened, Rykka looks like a complete pixie and it really suits the song.
But don't go too wild Rykka, don't make these really really big head movements all the time, because it is kind of distracting.
Switzerland First Rehearsal
First rehearsal for Rykka, who has dyed her hair for the occasion in blue.
Vocally Rykka is getting really comfortable with her entry. She keeps getting stronger vocally as her rehearsal progresses.
I'm however not completely keen on the outfit she's currently wearing for a variety in reasons. One of them being it's not very flattering this black sequins top, with a smokey grey/purple see through skirt. It's more the material really which looks like the type of material used for ribbons used on wedding chair sachet covers. ( Really sorry Rykka)
Considering there is a blue blackdrop, the dress really does not work here and I do hope Rykka reconsiders the outfit, perhaps going for something more elegant, as she was wearing in the national final. A white outfit, would make the performance look really elegant and stand out in that sea of blue.
I do like the song, and Rykka seems very lovely too. I think styling here is the main issue though.
Can whisteling fiddler Sebalter set the hall on fire once more during his second rehearsal?
Can Sebalter impress us even more than he did first time around?
How did Switzerland's first rehearsal go?
Switzerland's hopeful, the young Italian fiddler Sebalter, also graced the Eurovision stage in the B&W Hallerne for the first time today. Here's a run through of the first rehearsals of 'Hunter of Stars'.