The fifth day of Eurovision 2018 rehearsals comes to a close, with the remaining three second rehearsals. The last three acts taking the stage on Thursday were Austria’s Cesár Sampson, Greece’s Yianna Terzi, and Finland’s Saara Aalto.
Reaction: Austria, Greece and Finland
Austria: Cesár Sampson with “Nobody But You”
There’s nobody but him on the stage, and that’s working just fine for Cesár Sampson. That being said, there were plenty of technical mishaps for Cesár during today’s performance, many of which didn’t seem to be his fault. He took it all in good stride though and powered through his run-throughs.
The Austrian team have worked on the cracked camera shots that appear towards the end of the song. It feels like there’s a lot being thrown at this at the moment. Thankfully for Austria’s sake, it does seem to be working.
Cesár Sampson, “Nobody But You”: Performance Preview
Greece: Yianna Terzi with “Oniro Mou”
Fog and more fog was the order of the day for Greece. Yianna seemed surprisingly shaky in her vocals in the first two run-throughs, but the final run-through was definitely back on point. She’s still got her white dress and the wind machine is turned up to the max, causing the draping sleeves to billow. It’s effective and creates more movement, whilst Yianna herself stays mostly still.
There’s plenty of blue lighting to match the blue paint on Yianna’s hand. The issue here remains the instrumental break, during which Yianna tends to look a little detatched from the performance. There’s better camera shots here though, but there’s a lack of a “wow” moment to match the strong conclusion.
There’s a lot more to this already though from the first rehearsal, so Greece will no doubt edit this before we see it in final ready form. There’s a marked improvement and that’s what’s important.
Yianna Terzi, “Oniro Mou”: Performance Preview
Finland: Saara Aalto with “Monsters”
Light up the wheel, y’all! Saara Aalto’s spinning wheel at the start of her song is brighter and a much more obvious immediate start to the track. Saara’s upping her game with each rehearsal and this staging is certainly helping lift the song up.
The final shot with the handheld pyro, plus the pyro curtain at the top, is a really effective close. It’s Fun with that capital F for a reason.