Vebooboo: After watching this three times on the big screen, I have three takeaways. 1) Dina can sing, but this we already knew. 2) The staging here is incredibly cheesy, especially the part where the five unite hand-in-hand at the end of the song. Again, this is not a Coca-Cola 1970s commercial, this is Eurovision 2013. Wake up with the times. 3) Pasty white people should not where pastel pink dresses — they are not flattering. We expected more from a Eurovision’s Next Top Model top contender.  Seriously, Dina!


Wiwi: Dina is wearing salmon on stage. That’s appropriate because this act stinks like a rancid fish. She has a beautiful voice and an inspiring song. But the staging is beyond cheesy. At the climax of her song she and her backing vocalists hold hands and two of them throw balls into the audience. I hope the people on the front-row have insurance!


Photo: Dennis Stachel (EBU)

You can read our reviews of the Eurovision rehearsals by clicking here. You can also read our song reviews on the Wiwi Jury page, and read the lyrics to this year’s entries on our contestants page.

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SQFan
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SQFan

OMG – the styling, and the voice makes her look and sound very similar to Katherine McPhee from American Idol/Smash. Still not a fan of the cheese, but at least Dina understands the message behind the song when she sings.

Alex
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Alex

Her voice and the song are good, but the staging is really bad…cheesy. Final for sure, like always for Russia, but definetely not Top 10.

Anaconda
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Anaconda

Terrible choice of wardrobe and hair. Stage movement completely uncoordinated, she puts the mike back in its stand at the second stanza, when the rhythm picks up – that’s when she should take the mike off and start walking! Lamps are weird, balls are weird, and it is a cheese-fest indeed. Sorry, completely disappointed at the staging.