Patrick: Sorry, but this sounded horrible again. Emma is a beautiful woman with major fashion sense: she looks like a Roman goddess with this white-golden dress and the headpiece of golden olive leaves! As she crawled on the stage I saw that she was wearing golden slippers….She totally loves the colour! But not even golden hues can distract us from the horrible singing. She was out of breath and yeah…perhaps she needs to get some rest ahead of the grand final. The staging was wonderful but it’s not only about the performance…
Wiwi: I don’t think this is as bad as Patrick does. The camera angles that we could see in the press centre help give this energy, vigor and drive. Emma’s vocals may not have been 100% on, but I think she’s holding back. We know she can sing and go wild. She does it every day of her life. But she’s mindful that she needs to preserve her vocal chords for the big night. There’s something very powerful about a female rocking out the way Emma does. Don’t discount this one: It may surprise you on the night!
Bogdan: I agree with Wiwi! I was actually very pleasantly surprised. I’m loving the outfits (both she and the band are wearing the same white and gold costumes), although they are ever so slightly bordering on kitsch. But hey, this is Eurovision and what’s Eurovision without a touch of tacky? Vocally Emma sounded better to me than at the first rehearsal. The backdrop is complementing the costumes. All in all, you could say that Emma’s show won me over. Go Italy!
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