Patrick: The Shin and Mariko lived up to my very low expectations during their first rehearsal at Eurovision. What a boring performance. But, hey: it’s perfect for the song. Do they really need that parachute on the stage? Yes. Because it’s the only thing that catches my eye. They are great folk instrumentalists…but their voices are really bad, and the song is totally weak…especially live. Booooo, Georgia.
Billy: Given how bad the song was to begin with, the only thing left for Georgia to mess up was their on-stage presentation. Now they’re two-for-two. No one moves at all, and everything has been kept as it was in the video. I see the point of placing a parachute on stage, but this artistic flourish is doomed to fail. The only thing I like is the background graphics. I need to go buy some plasters: My ears are still bleeding…
Wiwi: Parachutes are generally reserved for emergencies. Clearly Georgia understands their position at Eurovision this year. Not even clever camera angles and Mariko’s lovely voice can save them. I love eccentricity, but this just seems random and chaotic.
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Featured image: Andres Putting (EBU)