Padraig: I’ve been converted! Armenia are bringing it. I’d predicted a hot mess, but surprisingly this really works. The staging is magnificent, if at times rather literal. There’s an apricot tree blowing in the wind, some Tinkara-esque visuals on the floor and lots and lots of purple. Of the six singers, Essai, Tamar and Inga were the stand-outs. Genealogy are ready to do some serious damage.
Armenia First Rehearsal Eurovision 2015
William: When you see this live you will feel the power. The six members of Genealogy were bringing it this morning on stage during their first rehearsal. Vocally they were on point. I felt like Mary-Jean was holding back, but that’s probably because the opera diva needs to rest her vocals. All my fears that they couldn’t blend have been erased, and the staging is just fabulous. They really work the LED floor with lots of overhead aerial shots. Eurovision fans will recognize a shot of the diaspora map from their promotional materials: At one point it appears on the floor.
Genealogy press meet & greet
Genealogy first rehearsal reviews
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Photo: Thomas Hanses (EBU)