Eurovision 2012 – A further five acts have this morning completed their second rehearsals. Slovenia, Croatia, Sweden, Georgia and Turkey have all now had several run throughs each, and we’ve got a feel for what it may look and sound like in the semi finals. Check out their second rehearsal videos now. First up was Slovenia, and Eva Boto‘s voice just shone. I’m a little disappointed the backing singers are still looking like they’ll have the Greek Goddess style outfits instead of the big white cotton wool headdresses from their national final. Also I’m not a fan of Eva’s dress if that is the final thing…with all those flowers stuck on it. Very simple lights and choreography is quite effective.
Nina Badrić from Croatia makes use of a lot of cloud effects on her background. The dancers look well dressed but the choreography is nothing special. Her voice is good. Not sure it has anything special enough to qualify if this is the final show.
Sweden’s Loreen seemed to be making more use of her voice this time after claims of illness a few day ago. Effective use of costume and hair in the wind machine. Nice dance moves in almost a fight scene with her dancer at the end. Will look great on screen.
Oh Georgia, what did you have on Anri? Dressed like a monk in a red robe, stripped off(badly) to reveal not a lot except some glitter. The dancers look like cheap lapdancers. Everything looks jaded and unenthusiastic still at this stage. Probably will end up looking great on TV but still doesn’t detract from it being an awful song to my ears. I don’t like anything about this song or performance.
Can Bonomo is last for this morning before the break for Turkey. I almost like the sea lighting with boat helm and seashorses. But then when he and his dancers actually get in a little boat on the stage I just start thinking ‘unnecessary gimmick’ fr a classy performer. Can isn’t dancing as energetically as he usually does either, is he holding back or is this the final version?
Videos source : ESCXtra