The second day of the busy schedule has been as expected and all the participants utilized to familiarize with the big stage. Everything went on plan.
Noa, a highly alluring singer, is among the most prominent pop stars in Israel. Unlike other performers, she didn’t make any pre-concert appearances, which meant that none of the Eurovision Song Contest enthusiasts had ever seen her live before. This raised expectations considerably, but Noa delivered a remarkable performance. She presented an outstanding dance routine, accompanied by a solid stage show.
Tural Turan, a duo consisting of two brothers, have reintroduced the Britpop sound to the Eurovision Song Contest. Clad in 70s-style suits adorned with typical-coloured scarfs, the brothers take to the stage with their guitars and deliver a commendable performance. However, while enjoyable, their act lacks any standout moments or extraordinary elements.
Vesna’s six-member girl group has opted for a new look, donning dusky pink overalls for their performance. In the past, Czech entries have struggled to deliver memorable stage shows, but Vesna could potentially break the trend. Their powerful chorus aligns perfectly with their striking appearance, hinting at a promising performance.
After encountering numerous challenges with live singing during pre-concerts, the Dutch duo appears to have resolved all their issues. They have altered their arrangement to feature a more subdued version, characterized by richer chorus, strings, and vocal arrangements. Their on-stage performance was impressive, but only time will tell if they manage to execute it flawlessly during the contest.
Käärljä’s motivation is palpable, as evidenced by the fact that their stage show has become even more compelling than during the national final. The group has retained their signature pink-dressed cha cha cha dancers, but they now emerge from a wooden shipping container adorned with long ribbons. However, based on a TikTok video, the sound quality of their performance does not seem to be particularly outstanding.
Reilly has yet to showcase their final outfit, as it is currently being produced. However, their stage setup already provides a feast for the eyes, resembling a K-pop music video with its artificial colours and dynamic wall elements that can shift positions.
The charming young singer Brunette performs on a raised, illuminated platform that resembles a modified version of Loreen’s iconic toaster. She appears on stage wearing a unique, patchwork warrior outfit that adds to her distinctive style. Overall, her performance is a highlight of the show that is definitely worth watching and listening to.
Theodor, the Romanian singer, stands out as the first performer to don yellow shorts on stage this year, complemented by a matching yellow jacket. Unlike in the national final, the half-naked singers do not make an appearance. Based on a brief snippet, it is unclear if any further surprises or changes will occur during Theodor’s performance.
Gustaphe, who is known for his eclectic fashion choices, sports a white hat for his latest performance, adding to his already colourful wardrobe. Pink and yellow seem to be the predominant hues of the season. The background singers are dressed in black, but the main dancer steals the show with an impressive performance, dancing energetically around Gustaphe and encouraging the audience to join in.
Andrew, the handsome Australian singer representing Cyprus, takes to the stage in a modern black outfit that highlights his muscular arms. Based on his reaction during his first rehearsal, it is clear that he is pleased with how his performance is shaping up.
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As one of the founders of eurovisionlive.com I am responsible for the interviews with the singers and the editorial content. My passion for the Eurovision Song Contest exists since my early childhood. The exotic music, different cultures and languages have given a lot of inspiration to me. Since my very first ESC in Dublin 1994 I particularly appreciate the get together and friendship of all the nationalities and Riverdance was a thrill!