William: During her first rehearsal this morning, The Netherlands’ Trijntje established herself as a favourite….for worst dress of the year. It’s form-fitting — which is fine — but there is simply too much breast on show. Her spilling cleavage led to cackles in the press centre, as did a star-shaped cut-out on her right buttocks. My sense is that the rips in the dress convey the pain of a break-up, which makes sense thematically but isn’t instantly obvious. There are some nice lighting effects where the stage goes from black to completely green and completely red, and we see shadows of lovers embracing on the LED screen. Vocally she was on point and I actually liked it on the second take. The why-ai-ai-ai really does get stuck in your head. PS: Trijntje, why are you giving us a death stare at the end of the song?!
The Netherlands: Trijntje Oosterhuis’s first rehearsal
Padraig: The performance opens with a close up of Trijntje’s face. She seems to be in mourning, and her eyes are covered by a netted veil. Then the camera zooms out and we see what she’s wearing… oh dear. Think Moran Mazor but with less material. Everything comes across as rather morbid, completely inconsistent with the frivolity we witnessed in the music video. Trijntje is static throughout, and there’s minimal movement from the backing dancers. However, the LED screens are fab, and the vocals are on point.
Trijntje’s first rehearsal: Reviews and reactions
Netherlands Meet and Greet at Eurovision 2015
You can read our reviews of all of the rehearsals by clicking here.
Photo: Thomas Hanses (EBU)