William: Uzari and Maimuna’s first rehearsal at Eurovision 2015 started out promising. A spotlight shines on Uzari, who is in total darkness, and the camera pans in on his face (and dangling earring). He demonstrates his Top Model potential and shows proper emotion: After all, the song is dedicated to people living with cancer. Maimuna stands to the side in a white dress bathed in orange light and looks fabulous. She later works that violin as the camera pans around her. All of that works, but something feels like it’s missing. It’s as if their giant hourglass from the music video hasn’t yet arrived from Belarus. Inside the press centre screens we could see a circle on the LED floor, so it may be a placeholder for said hourglass. I certainly hope so. Without anything else to take up space, the stage really swallows them.

Belarus’ first rehearsal at Eurovision 2015

Padraig: It starts promising. Uzari emerges from the shadows, while Maimuna is covered in an orange glow. Then things start to kick off. The LED reflects Maimuna’s violin playing, swirling and twisting to mimic her movements. But after about 30 seconds it begins to feel a bit meh. Something is lacking. There are no visible backing singers, no dancers, no props. This isn’t the sort of song that can stand on it’s own. Sure there’s energy, but without extras to channel this, it all falls a bit flat. They seem to be holding back a surprise, or at least we hope they are.

Uzari & Maimuna: Reviews and Reactions

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Vicente
Vicente
5 years ago

At least the first picture is beautiful and lively!!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
5 years ago

I don’t understand why they need something on a stage? There is a singer and musician and that’s enough. I didn’t see all rehearsal, but I liked what I saw. The color desision of their costumes is interesting.

Kleve
Kleve
5 years ago

hey everyone! i’m pretty sure, that you will be very nervous on the stage too! so let’s wish them good luck and will see what they show us in the 2nd rehearsal.

Sarah Boucher
5 years ago

shoulda sent MILKI Instead of this crap.

Diane
Diane
5 years ago

I think this is the best song that Belarus has ever sent in recent years. I think the staging is quite decent, it doesn’t need another prop, but I agree that something is missing on the stage

Amerivision
Amerivision
5 years ago

There’s just something missing. Hopefully in the 2nd rehearsal they bring something more than the 1st.

ct
ct
5 years ago

Not much to write about this from the very beginning, not much to write about this now. The LED at the beginning of the video look very nice and then they turn seriously ugly. His voice doesn’t sound good either. I don’t see what an hourglass (with a person inside? will they be slowly drowning in sand?) can bring to this.

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

It’s a bit of a disappointment tbh :/

BUT this will look so good if that hourglass is indeed there in a week’s time!

PP
PP
5 years ago

Singer don t have good voice live .

bavarson
bavarson
5 years ago

I’m interested only in top 10. Belarus can be 20th or 30th, but I do not care. For me the most important thing is that this is not entry for top 10.

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
5 years ago

Where are the backing singers hiding? Are they allowed to stand off stage now? Or are they lurking on stage in the shadows?

Britz26
5 years ago

Not really good

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

I truly hope that hourglass gets there! They NEED it on stage <3