Wow. As ever, Ukraine brought some fantastic staging to their first rehearsal at Junior Eurovision. While other acts stand in front of LED screens with generic digital flashes and squiggly lines, Ukraine’s Trio Sympho-Nick brings props and stand in front of a screen that actually tells a story — one of the coming of spring (and, allegorically, the return of peace and stability to Ukraine). They walk into stage in blue ethereal dresses, each grasping giant green leaves. The backdrop begins all dark and mysterious, with a giant vine growing to the heavens Jack-and-the-Beanstalk-style. Eventually spring arrives—along with rainbow colours and fluffy white clouds. It’s full of pastels, like a cotton candy factory exploded outside of Kyiv. We are feeling this, and starting to think that the voters in our Junior Eurovision poll have things right!
Sympho-Nick’s First Rehearsal
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Photo: Elena Volotova/Maria Mifsud – EBU