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!
Sweden are a powerhouse at Eurovision, so the bar is consistently set high for the nation. This year is no exception, and after a number of Top 5 results recently, will they be able to back it up with Benjamin Ingrosso and his song Dance You Off? Our spidey senses say yes.
There’s not too much to say about this performance, since it’s the EXACT same visual performance that we saw in Melodifestivalen. Once again, we have the separate platform covered in LED’s, and for the whole performance Benjamin is dancing on this prop. The camera angles also make it seem like he is separate from the stage completely, and it isn’t until the end of the performance that we get a glimpse of the actual Eurovision stage.
One of the biggest things to note is that at all of the performances, this performance is the most detached from the live aspect of Eurovision. This is a performance for the viewers at home, and it’s meant to look like a music video, but for those live in the arena, this won’t make complete sense.
There’s also not too much to comment on here, since Benjamin has completely followed the same staging as Melodifestivalen, as well as the same costume. Black pants, black shirt and black shiny jacket, but white sneakers.
Although the performance is one of the slickest we’ve seen this year, it definitely hasn’t been one of the best vocal performances of the year. It’s a challenging song with a lot of falsetto, and it’s in those parts of the song that Benjamin doesn’t sing as confidently. In the verses, he sings confidently and you can tell it’s more in his vocal range, but with the aid of backing singers, the vocals are fairly good. The only other comment I’d make is that it almost sounds a bit empty throughout the performance, but perhaps that’s a mixing issue that can be resolved.