Anthony: During Belgium’s first rehearsal yesterday, Azel Hirsoux kept the show pretty much as it was back at the Eurosong national final. Axel’s looking very smart in his full tuxedo. Once again he’s accompanied with his dancer on stage. It’s a solid performance overall, although it feels that Axel might have tried a little too hard displaying his vocals at times. We don’t want his eyes to pop out. Belgium have opted to go for a purple floral pattern on the LED screens—perfect for Mother’s Day, which much of Europe celebrates on May 11.
Wiwi: I’m not a fan of that ghostly dancer. She creeps me out, and reminds me of all the mothers that the world has lost. I guess that’s the point—and I’m sure it will stir many voters. I’m not one of them. Axel’s vocals are on point, and I think his operatic number will go down well with older viewers.
Photo: Andres Putting (EBU)
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