If you play with fire, you may get burned. If you play with elaborate stage lighting during the first semi-final of Eurovision, one of them may cover your face. That’s the unfortunate lesson Sanna Nielsen learned this evening during her jury performance.
SvD reports that lighting problems have forced the Swedish delegation to lodge a petition, calling on the juries to evaluate Sanna’s performance during today’s afternoon rehearsal rather than the evening performance.
The paper quotes Anna Wilborg, the delegation’s press officer.
“During tonight’s rehearsal there was a technical problem with one of the spotlights. The light cone covered at one point Sanna’s face and took a lot of focus from the issue.”
The petition seems rather silly to us. We all know that Sweden will go through. Sanna has amazing vocals and a fantastic song. And although we know she wants to show off her new hairdo and those luscious lips, a spotlight in her face for a few extra seconds isn’t going to alter the jury’s view of her performance. She’ll start fresh in the final regardless of the split second flaw tonight.
It’s not yet lights out for Sanna…
Here is a picture of the cray cray lighting. Do you think it merits all this drama?
Photo: Sander Hesterman (EBU)