William: Unlike a lot of singers, Albania’s Elhaida Dani doesn’t need props or dancers: Her voice is more than enough to fill this giant stage! She had problems with her earpiece during her first run-through, and at times it seemed like her backing vocalists did too. But she generally seemed more confident and comfortable. She was giving us some fierce hairography — she moved from straight hair in her first rehearsal to curls today — and she thrust those arms and pivoted more freely. She also did a good job with that difficult high note. It still isn’t coming without strain, but it’s getting there. As ever the final minute was vigorous and deliberate: It’s the kind of force many divas promise, but few can deliver. During the first rehearsal the camera angles made this feel flat, but they’ve re-cut and re-focused and now this builds fabulously.
Albania’s second rehearsal at Eurovision 2015
Elhaida Dani: Reviews and Reactions