William: Let there be light! Russia’s Polina Gagarina was a beauty in white during her first rehearsal at Eurovision 2015. Her dress had a long, curved train which looks amazing from overhead. Behind her a drummer and backing vocalists also wore white. It’s all symbolic of peace and serenity and we were totally feeling it — and the white LED spirals that accompany this. She has an image of the Earth which looks somewhat cheap in comparison to Boggie’s from earlier this morning, but it still works really well. Once she adds in pyro — we expect a glitter rainfall like Emmelie de Forest — this will be a champagne supernova of fabulous. Her vocals were absolute perfection. TELEGENIC! I’m convinced this will come Top 5. Well done, Russia!
Russia’s first rehearsal at Eurovision 2015
Padraig: Wow! Tolmachevys be gone! Russia are back in the big league. Polina isn’t even trying. But she doesn’t need to. She oozes brilliance. Her stage presence is magnetic, even when she’s holding back, as she was today. This is a serious contender for the top five, although it’s not perfect. The backing band look a little out of place, and bring down the classy tone. Also after Boggie’s monochrome globe of stars and guns, Polina’s looks a little run-of-the-mill. They’re little niggles though.
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Photo: Andres Putting (EBU)