Wiwi: Ruth Lorenzo, Spanish diva and UK X Factor star, threw it down during her second rehearsal at Eurovision today. She is not intimated by the Eurovision stage and owned it like she was a proprietor of the B&W Hallerne! Her voice soared, as always, and the LED backdrop remains among the most beautiful at ESC. The rain looks so real, and the puddles on the LED floor absolutely floored me. I love her hip-hugging dress. But I—and several other journalists—are concerned about the black gaffa tape on her breasts. Is it a temporary placeholder for some kind of special effect? (Update: at her press conference Ruth has confirmed that it is “armour” and that it has deep significance for her). Or is it actually part of the design of the gown? Regardless, she looks and sounds amazing. We still think this is a major dark horse to win it all. In an unfortunate incident one of her backing dancers fell off the stage. We hope she’s doing well…
Patrick: WOW! This was the best second rehearsal performance of the day. No question. Ruth is a wonderful person, beautiful as hell and her voice is probably the best of the year. The staging is stunning, it fits the message of dancing in the rain and it’s simply gorgeous. She definitely needs some pyro. I’m sure she’ll do it big. Wonderful Spain!
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Featured image: Sander Hesterman (EBU)