Vebooboo: Well we’ve been asking the question for some time now regarding Ivi’s ability to sing La La Live. Watching the first rehearsal reminded me that sound editing is an amazing thing, because even though Ivi’s voice isn’t by any means bad, the quality is just so different from the crisp and peppy version I’ve been replaying over and over again on my iPod.
More importantly, the staging just kind of confuses me. Ivi spends half of it standing on top of a bridge made out of books. Um, when in the song does she refer to anything remotely academic to justify this concept? I’m ruul ruul tempted to spend a euro and give girl a call and beg her to spice up the act a bit more. There should be a guy out there whom she’s singing to and trying to get. And there should be a bit more sauciness–right now the alfredo combination she’s producing is a bit bland.
We had hyped this up as a serious Top 15 contender but I’m not so convinced anymore. Can Ivi bring it next week???
Deban: Just when the rumour was beginning to take a foothold, Ivi Adamou emerges from the shadows of recession with three attributes. Beauty (as evidenced by her smouldering aesthetic), Brains (the bridge of books on stage) and Voice (her actually singing live–not lip syncing). Clearly the focus is on her vocal delivery, and group choreography. The backdrop is very disappointing! She could have done so much more..even if it’s just flags and balloons, it would have worked much better. This performance reminds me of Belgium 2006 (Kate Ryan’s “Je T’Adore”). A performance so great, and so upbeat but somehow didn’t make the cut. We were all so carried away by the song prior to the show, that we overlooked the many imperfections on the D-Day. I hope Ivi Adamou doesn’t suffer a similar fate.
Wiwi: Is it just me or did Ivi Adamou sound like a man today? Her voice was seriously deep — or maybe it was hoarse from shouting too much the night before? In either case, I am not in la la love with this song, and I think the staging is la la lousy. Of course, we must remember that Ivi is not yet in full costume. Given the books — a symbol of learning — I suspect she’ll continue the Greek goddess theme she started in her official music video. That could be pretty powerful, especially given that the LED backdrop hints at ancient Greece in a rather effective way.