Prepare your body, gurls, ’cause our lovely Francesca Michielin promised she is going to slay us in Stockholm! The Italian representative at the Eurovision 2016 is working hard on her performance that will be structured around the concept of her song: the theory of the six degrees of separation. And she’ll have staging from the creative director behind Conchita’s Eurovision winning performance.
A little intel about it: according to this theory – originally set out by Frigves Karinthy in 1929 and popularized by a 1990 play written by John Guare – everyone and everything is only six or fewer connections away from each other.
And she has been just one step away from Wiwibloggs as you can see in our last interview recorded in London.
The Italian Eurovision source Eurofestival News has revealed today that the Danish production designer Nicoline Lindeborg Refsing is working on the performance of No Degree of Separation with the Italian team.
She is a London-based production designer and creative director, head of Rockart Design Ltd., who worked in recent years with Pink, Take That, Westlife, Leona Lewis among others and — prick up your ears — they also created the wondrous scenario for the Eurovision performances by Conchita Wurst and The Common Linnets in 2014 and Aminata in 2015. We just can’t wait to see what they will pull out of their hat!
Other details shared by Francesca: two backing singers will join her on the stage, but it seems they will be hide behind the scenography. The predominant colour will be green, with trees and a seed to be planted. An ecological breakthrough for Italy?