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!
Ireland are one of those nations that in recent times haven’t quite reached the level of the other acts. In certain years, their songs have an understated beauty, but perhaps a little too understated, and potentially this year they will fall to the same fate, although personally this could
Ireland are taking advantage of props this year, and a fair few of them. At the start of the song, we see only Ryan, but as the first chorus hits, the camera pans to reveal a young lady playing piano to the side of Ryan. By the second verse, we have two male dancers as in the music video. The shots cut between Ryan and the dancers, who have props such as lamp posts and a bench seat. By the final chorus, it starts snowing on stage, which is a beautiful effect on camera.
Lighting for the song is primarily purple in colour, and it looks quite appealing in accordance with this performance. At times perhaps it’s too dark, which means that you can’t always see the intricacies of the choreography. In terms of the camera angles, there was
Ryan is kept simply in a black, quite casual outfit, with a black button up shirt and a striped shirt underneath, which you can only see in certain angles. The accompanying artists and dancers on stage are also dressed very casually, with jackets, sneakers and chino style pants.
Although Eurovision is known for extravagant outfits, Ireland is keeping things fresh with a more youthful and casual look, and it’s probably one of my favourites of the day.
Vocally, Ryan is simply perfect. Although we expected decent vocals from the young star, I don’t think I anticipated just how powerful his voice would be in a song that is as tender as this song is, and that was a great surprise to have.