Elina Nechayeva La Forza Dance Remix Eurovision 2018

The future of her phenomenal projection dress is in doubt. But should Estonia’s Elina Nechayeva be forced to leave her glowing gown at home, at least she can dance her pain away at Euroclub.

That’s because her Eurovision 2018 entry “La Forza” has been remixed especially for the dance floor.

And what entered the DJ’s mixing decks as opera has emerged as an epic bop!

The wonderfully OTT production is laden with trance beats and multiple drops. Meanwhile, Elina’s soprano vocals are warped and stretched beyond human capabilities — on paper that reads so wrong, but it actually sounds so right!

When it comes to Eurovision remixes this is up with the best — think Stormby’s spin on Sanna Nielsen’s “Undo” or the Euroclub mix of John Karayiannis’ “One Thing I Should Have Done”.

Elina Nechayeva “La Forza” (Dance Remix)

https://youtu.be/Iv8YdDTwiiQ

For those wanting more, Elina has also released an extended dance remix. It’s essentially the same again with an extra minute added on. Although a gentle intro and similarly soft conclusion mean it’s not quite so intense.

Elina Nechayeva “La Forza” (Extended Dance Remix)

What’s with the dress?

There has been much fuss made about Portugal’s “back to basics” approach for next month’s contest. Host broadcaster RTP has cut back on many elements which have come to be associated with recent editions, including the use of LEDs.

This means that much of the staging burdens have been pushed back onto the individual competing broadcasters. Where normally they could rely on the host nation to look after certain staging elements, they must now sort them themselves.

And this throws Elina Nechayeva’s projection dress staging into doubt.

That’s because it will cost an eye watering €65,000 for Estonian broadcaster ERR to recreate the national final performance in Lisbon. And the broadcaster doesn’t have the funds to pay it yet.

Estonian Head of Delegation Mart Normet revealed the costs are so high because of the complexity of the performance:

“The most expensive projector to rent on the Estonian market is € 1,100 a day. Eurovision needs a much more powerful projector, which is not available in Estonia. But even if the price is 1100 euros a day, they will need three projectors, which will make it 3300 euros a day.”

The costs are compounded by the amount of time the Estonian delegation needs to rent the projectors for Eurovision. Rehearsals start weeks before the contest itself and to work with the product team the projectors need to be rented for almost a month.

The Estonian team also need to fly in the projection video artist so that the design for the performance can be done.

But, with Estonia flying high in the odds to win Eurovision, Normet believes the dress is worth the money. The question now is how ERR can find the money to fund the performance.

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22 Comments on "Opera to bop-era: Elina Nechayeva’s “La Forza” gets remixed for the Eurovision 2018 dance floor"

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Apple
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…wait this is actually really good? I… I am s h o o k

macro
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It’s quite terrible but not sure what I was expecting though.

Timo1962FI
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I like this much more than the original. And I am still so sad Finland f***ed up the chances of success by not picking Opera Skaala’s Heart of light to represent our country in 2015. Opera and EDM can sound extremely good combined together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc2ytbGyMrw

Darren
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I always thought opera and trance music always worked so well and this is no different. I loved when Slovenia did it in 2007. Sweden done it too in 2009, wasn’t as good but I still liked it.

Boy
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Yes. But i dont only hate girls, you hate all men. I dont like, Israel, Estonia, Bulgaria, Belgium, France, Norway, Greece, The Netherland, Italy, Portugal, Ukrain, Armenia, Macedonia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro

Solo
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In the church you can hear better operas.

@EugeneESCUK
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It’s pretty good but it would not win with this version. It’s classy as it stands and would appeal to a wider audience as it it perhaps? Dance tracks have failed to do well and none have won since “Euphoria” if you consider that a dance track of course.

At least this version will get played in the clubs. Let’s see who has the momentum in May.

@EugeneESCUK
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Good choice of photos Padraig, Elina is stunning.

Yulia ftw
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Elina is Queen with or without the projection dress

Adriana
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What i don`t get is that they all knew that this year Portugal wont have Led or other stuff,most of the good song who are high in bets it will be dragged down by the stagging

@EugeneESCUK
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It will be all about who has the best “prop/gimmick” this year without LED’s. 2013 should be erased.Perhaps Portugal hoped the focus would be on the songs and vocals, but it will end up as a massive “prop” fest and watch out for plenty of flourescent tube lighting. It’s a real shame we are talking about staging and not songwriting and vocals.

Adriana
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Unfortunately the vocals are not apreciated here ,looks like the songs value more then their vocals and only a small ammount of very good vocals are this year from the 43 countries and that will gonna stand out more this year in Portugal

Pavel
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flourescent tube lighting is gonna make Benjamin the winner

Endless
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Hope so…it IS called Eurovision SONG Contest…..

Purple Mask
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This got played on the LEP dance floor last night, after midnight! It was awesome. 🙂

Ty Mor
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This is great, so Sarah Brightman in the good way. I hope Estonia will win ESC.

Boy
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What !

Polegend Godgarina
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Malena Ernman was found DEAD. What a bop!

azaad
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Yes but thankfully they’re sending the straight up opera version.

Boy
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Ist so mutch bad song this year

Ty Mor
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Are you the Boy that hates Netta? Do you hate Elina too?
Do you hate everything that doesn’t have a p’en..is?

Juslin
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Is it your monthly period or are you always jumping to conclusions like this?