Finland | Darude And Sebastian Are Back With A Bang!
REWIND - FINLAND - FIRST REHEARSAL
They have definitely upgraded this performance from their national final version back in March, ditching the giant LED cube. They've opted for an environmental theme to their stage show, with the LED's showing a birds eye view of the ocean and then focusing on melting polar ice caps. The female dancer, from the National Final, falls into the water on the screen at the end of the first chorus.
The lights start out quite dark, dark blue and black however gradually gets a touch lighter, with lots of flashing lights. The dancer, in a flowing green dress, is featured on a small white platform in the centre of the main stage with Sebastian leaves the main stage for the catwalk and gets in close with the audience. For the majority of the performance, the camera's focus on the dancer with both Darude & Sebastian getting very little screen time. Could this cause a disconnect to viewers?
Sebastian's vocals could do with some help however you can't fault his enthusiasm. He was really engaging with the audience however does also need to remember to connect with the camera. Darude is up in the back of the stage on a platform with his DJ set. The outfits are similar to the national final, with Darude in a white top & Sebastian wearing a leather jacket.
FINLAND - SECOND REHEARSAL
Sebastian has given a very strong vocal performance of "Look Away". Visually, the whole performance comes across very well on screen. Sebastian again is making great use of the catwalk in front of the main stage, leaving Darude and their dancers to fill up the main stage. This does make the stage, and the performance look rather empty, but aside from this, they have all delivered a very strong performance.
FIRST REHEARSAL vs. SECOND REHEARSAL
The choreography and camera angles have remained largely the same since their first rehearsal, but the most noticeable difference between their two rehearsals is the improvement of their vocals, which appear stronger this time round.
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