Wiwi: You can debate whether it’s right or wrong, but one thing is certain: it’s the same staging as at the German national final. Elaiza are bathed in purple light and stand in place, with Ela delivering her mystical vocals and the other two squeezing their squeeze box and strumming the double bass. I still find this lethargic and somewhat boring, and not even fancy camera angles will help with that. It’s my least favourite of the Big 5.
Patrick: This is a big disappointment, Germany. The performance is just like it was at their National Final – no changes, no surprises, and overall a big let-down. There are nice colours… and that’s it.
Judit: There’s nothing new in Elaiza’s performance and it’s so sad. They have a good song and it looks like they don’t want to use this beautiful stage. If they weren’t in the big 5, they probably wouldn’t qualify.
Anthony: There are virtually no changes to the way Elaiza are set up on their first rehearsal. Just like as it was in the final of Unser Song für Dänemark, Ela (lead vocalist) is in the middle along with Yvonne (accordion) to the left and Natalie (double bass) on the right of the stage. Sadly, while the song itself is growing on me already, the whole performance simply lacks the wow factor. Vocals from the trio are solid and consistent, whilst the staging and camera shots look reasonable enough.
Bogdan: This was an impossibly boring rehearsal. I’m sorry, but there is nothing right about three women standing and singing this bland song like it’s a local country festival. If they don’t step it up, they’re going to be dead last in the Final. (This wouldn’t have qualified, by the way. Lucky Big 5 benefit!)
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Featured image: Sander Hesterman (EBU)