Wiwi: Kasey Smith looked like an Egyptian princess in a sumptuous golden gown during her first rehearsal this morning. She was tanned and toned and simply stunning. At the end of the rainbow there isn’t a pot of gold: there is Miss Kasey Smith! I’m glad they removed all the chaos from the national final and have opted for something more pure and simple. The violinist in the bridge works well, and the dancers seem to have given up the caffeine since the NF. The camera angles are not yet final, and I’m hoping they cut this to make it feel a bit punchier. It seemed to drag at times today. But all-in-all I think Ireland can be proud of this—especially the Miss Universe runway walk that Kasey throws during one of the instrumental sections.
Patrick: I’m a huge fan of Can-Linn & Kasey Smith’s song and am thrilled to have finally seen their first rehearsal. First the bad: The background is a bit of a letdown. I really like the waves behind the lattice, but the rest is just meh. Now the good: the overall package looks nice and the Irish dancer makes this “Irish dream” come to life. The traditional sounds work so well with Kasey’s voice, though I do hope she keeps practicing. Wonderful Ireland!
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Featured image: Sander Hesterman (EBU)