She’s the German singer who knows she can’t do any worse than her Eurovision predecessors, given that Germany has finished last in back-to-back years. And today Levina threw down her bid to finish higher than 26th with a stunning performance that will surely have some haters eating their words.
Levina starts the performance on her back, wearing a monochrome dress, which looks amazing against the LED floor that resembled molten diamond — appropriate since she sings about perfection. It’s one of the most amazing shots of the entire competition. When Levina stands up she also stands out — working a slick up-do that gives her extra edge. She also played a subtle but somehow dramatic make-up game, working a bit of foundation, nude lipstick, kohl eyeliner and lashings of mascara.
Vocally she was on point — except for one long note that she consistently missed. Perhaps it was the mixing. But she soon pulled it together with a pyro rain shower that added warm golden hues. She may be giving us silver and gold, but unlike Ann-Sophie she’s not finishing last.