Today everything will be concentrated on the Semi Final 2, on the first have to be exactly. After two days of Semi Final 1 rehearsals it has now come the remaining countries: Serbia, Austria, FYR Macedonia, Malta, Romania, The Netherlands, Hungary, Denmark and Ireland.
Tijana was dressed in white and accompanied by a male dancer with an open shirt. They interact with each other but not physically. The LED background is showing water bubbles and this seems to match with the lyrics “falling to deep”. An interesting opener for the Semi Final 2.
Nathan is having a big silver moon in the clouds. He really looks like “Le petit prince” from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry there alone in the clouds. It looks a bit kitschy and is a total contrast to the cool made video clip. There is a backing choir to support Nathan.
The stage setting of the Maltese entry shows the big likeness of the singer Claudia. She appears in an evening dress with ornate decorations. All in all it matches, but it’s not suitable to a music contest in the year 2017.
It was expected that the Romanian duo will do some extraordinary action on stage. They brought two big cannons, for whatever purpose, probably confetti. Everything is very colourful and weird. This crazy entry will polarize, that’s for sure.
The Hungarian stage performance was exactly like in the national final, beside of the additional violinist. The dancer in the traditional dress is supportive and there will pyro technic being used. A different stage setting would have been beneficial for a good placing.
The singer for Denmark, who is Australian has probably brought some beach fashion from Down Under. Probably this outfit won’t be the one for the live broadcast. Anna is living for this song and showing dedication, she is even kneeing down to give more impact to the song.
The young singer Brendan has a dreamy stage setting with a hot balloon. It matches with the atmosphere of the song and the supporting background choir is not visible at all. Brendan has a very clear voice and hits all notes perfectly.
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