Wiwi: Bonnie Tyler has always had a distinctly raspy voice—and that’s one of the reasons all of us love her. But at her first rehearsal this afternoon she sounded like she has taken up cigars and now relies on a ventilator. She’s simply past her prime vocally and appears to rest on her younger backing vocalists to help this song reach its (unfortunately low) heights. The staging is incredibly bland and climaxes with a platform raising Bonnie a few feet into the air. On the big night she’ll be wearing an off-the-shoulder chiffon top with a train, so I hope the producers crank up the wind machine. Any distraction from Bonnie’s “choreography” will be a blessing. It’s just too “re-animated corpse”. (You can read the Wiwi Jury’s review by clicking here).
Photo: Dennis Stachel (EBU)