Let there be light! But make sure it pops with the purple hues of Jessica Mauboy’s Eurovision 2018 music video. The “We Got Love” singer stayed true to her existing colour scheme with a lovely performance that sees her standing centre stage with beams of light popping out diagonally behind her. At times the lights cut out and there’s a beautiful strobe behind her. She throws her head back and serves a Beyoncé-like hair whip. We love that silhouette!
Jessica wears a hip-hugging dress with what appears to be a Mermaid fin or angular train. It provides a nice structural element that comes into sharper focus as the camera pans around and above the Idol alum. Jessica flows like the River Murray, smoothly twisting that waist as she invites us along for the ride. Some of the hand choreography mimics the motion of a snake. The camera cuts made those moves look more awkward than beautiful, but surely tweaks and improved camera work will bring that to life.
Jessica is a one-woman show. She doesn’t need backing vocals or dancers. And she proved all of that by guiding us through her smooth performance with her charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent. Her personality shines through making the song even more infectious and memorable. She’s bubbly and so in it that it’s hard not to move along. Jess, no doubt an extravert, will grow stronger when the arena finally fills with fans. Watch this space!
Jessica Mauboy — “We Got Love”: Reviews and Reactions
Australia: First rehearsal at Eurovision 2018
Australia: First press conference 2018
Footage & Photos: EBU & RTP