Yesterday was a huge first day in the Eurovision arena, with the first 10 artists taking to the stage for the first rehearsals. Today we’ve got the next round of artists from the first semi-final, and it features some of the contest favourites! Here’s the action from Day 2!
Croatia have been under the radar this Eurovision season, but they’ve turned it up on the Eurovision stage this year, with Franka absolutely nailing her first rehearsal, even from the first run through. They showed extreme professionalism, seen through their flawless performance.
In the visuals department, it’s really quite simple. Franka is on stage alone, but you don’t miss the fact that this song could have used dancers. The whole performance is full of class, but yet still has a lot of sex appeal.
There’s use of a lot of warmer light, specifically yellow and orange, with occasionally some blue lights flashing through. In terms of the camera angles, the use of close ups is good, since Franka has a huge stage presence, and knows how to emote and create the drama using facial expressions alone. Her movements on stage are minimal, with the biggest being her dragging the microphone stand seductively, as per the vibe of the song. Some perfect camera angles circling her as she moves with the stand is golden television.
Franka is in a sexy semi-transparent black number, full of embellishments. It’s a floor length, and features a little ‘tail’ of sorts on the back, as well as a cut out on the top of the back. After seeing the car crash of an outfit for FYR Macedonia, we’re getting total class out of Croatia, so kudos to their stylist!
Vocally this is honestly one of the best we’ve seen over the two days so far, and Franka absolutely slays live. Her voice transcends the studio version of the song, and every note is absolutely on key and on point. The backing singers as well are also very good, coming in at just the right times and making the performance truly seamless.