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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Nebi
Nebi
7 years ago

This is my favorite of the rehearsal today. Absolute entertainment.

Marcelo N
7 years ago

No, no, no, signore! There is no kitsch to this, by any means!! This is a classy modern pop-rock thing. As a matter of fact, I see it as a great staging for any great festival of modern music that fits ESC, and not otherwise. Let’s not be confused. And it is Italy, I mean Italy reloaded, so they will make no blunder.
Of course she needs to deliver better vocals, but the overall vocal arrangements sound good and I am sure it will be great televised.

Thiefo
Thiefo
7 years ago

I really hope she improves her vocals for the final night, because I love the song, I love her and I love her staging, it’s a shame her vocals are not that great, but just like Wiwi, I hope she’s holding back, saving her energy for the big night!

Gil
Gil
7 years ago

This song is really difficult live if you think about it, it’s a no stop lyrics to sing in rapid succession, no music pause. And she get almost no time to breathe. I’m not surprised that she ends breathlessness to the end. Maybe could have been better adapted from the orginal version. Neverthless yesterday she had a short concert in Copenhagen’s Vega club. She must be exausted.

vangelis vt
vangelis vt
7 years ago

The amazing setting screams “super star” and this is arguably the best song in this year’s selection. Her vocals are bad, not as bad as in the german final but still do no justice to this song.

I hope she will snap out of it, we know from San Remo that she is a good singer, so I don’t understand what’s gotten over her. If she nails it, this will be a major contender on final night.

Timselvision
Timselvision
7 years ago

Still love the studio version. Live version is terrible XD I think this is the first time that italy will end outside the top 10. I have it as #3 though.

Digi
Digi
7 years ago

Go Italia….Forza Emma
Milano 2015 Eurovision
Bravissima 🙂

Steven
Steven
7 years ago

SIMPLY AMAZING!!! This is arguably the best rehearsal so far! Her outfit is simply amazing and soo Italian! My #1 favourite Rome 2015!! Vocally she is amazing and so much better than Sweden, Armenia and Azerbaijan who are all boring, cheap, cheesy and nothin special. This has to win! 12 points to emma!!!!