It’s Day 4 here at the Eurovision arena, and the second half of the second semi-final is getting their chance to perform on the Eurovision stage for the first time. There are some bookies favourites in today’s schedule, so it will be interesting to see how this pans out!
Hungary are pushing the boundaries this year by sending a true metal song in the contest best known for its pop music. Despite that, we suspect that Europe and Australia will really enjoy this performance, as it appeals to a wider audience than just hard rock fans.
It’s quite simple for this performance too, which is expected for a band who are used to performing as a band without big props. We see the lead artist do the majority of the movement throughout the performance, and he really works all parts of the stage. He uses the bridge feature of the stage, as well as the runway element. We see the guitarist also stage dive, which is a nice added touch to the performance, and obviously fits in with the genre of the song.
In terms of lighting there’s some changes in the lighting from the ever popular blue colouring, but we also it change to reds and yellow throughout the performance inclusive of the chorus.
Watching the last run through, pyro completes the performance, with various styles of pyro fireworks and fire, from the fireworks coming from the stage, to the bursts of fire through the choruses and at the end of the song.
What you see is what you get with AWS, and their costuming can barely be considered as costuming as it’s just very authentically them. It’s casual, and quite similar to what they’ve worn in the national final before. In a sense, it’s like the band have opened their suitcases full of clothes for their time in Lisbon, and just picked out something for today like the rest of us have. We also see that the lead artist is barefoot, which definitely adds to the organic feeling of this performance. Despite how casual and natural it is, it so perfectly suits this performance, and I wouldn’t change a thing.
We got what we expected with this one, with the lead singing definitely on point. The benefit of this song, is that if he sings and off note, it almost adds to the authenticity of the performance. Saying that, he was on par with previous performances, and is definitely impressive, especially knowing that he performed at that high quality four runs in a row.