We’re up to Day 3 here in the press centre for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, and over the last two days we’ve seen all 19 competing acts in the first semi-final take to the stage for their first rehearsals. Today, we’ve got the first half of the second semi-final, starting with Norway and ending in Australia! Follow the action here with us at Eurovision Union!
San Marino are definitely not at any threat of winning this year’s contest, but they’re always here for a good time, and this year is no exception. This has been a huge hit in the press centre, and it evoked a number of bursts of laughter, but perhaps at times laughing at the performance rather than appreciating
San Marino are certainly not disappointing, having brought four dancing robots onto the Eurovision stage! The staging is fairly simple, with the dancing robots the highlight of the performance. At the beginning of the performance there seems to be a series of circles of light brought down from the ceiling which you can see in the performance photos, but they aren’t used for the entire three minutes. We’ve got three robots on one side of the stage, and one on the other which is holding up various signs during the performance, including ‘I’m not your robot’ and ‘Will you marry me.’
During the performance we see various camera shots revealing the robots dancing, as least two were, with the third still adjusting to the early morning rehearsal. We’ve also got two human backing dancers, performing some very interesting dance moves throughout the song. It’s definitely an interesting approach to staging, and so very San Marino.
The lighting changes from red and yellow to blue and purple, so we get a bit of everything during the performance.
We’re not sure if these are the final costumes, but we see Jessika on stage at the beginning of the performance in a black hooded cloak, which is then pulled off by two backing dancers to reveal a very casual outfit of jeans, a white t-shirt and a gold sequined jacket. I’d argue that we’re yet to see the official costumes!
As for our favourite rapper of 2018, Jenny B, she’s wearing a similar outfit only with a pink blazer, and sneakers.
As expected, Jessika is on point with her vocals for the most part, although perhaps she’s slightly restrained during these performances, and same goes for Jenny B. There’s definitely room for improvement on this, but we have to remember that it’s only the first rehearsals.