William: Belarus’ Uzari & Maimuna did not bring an oversized hourglass onto the stage today, and Maimuna did not jump inside and writhe around with snakes. But ya know what? This performance still had more drama and energy than during their first rehearsal. The camera angles are tigther, so the stage no longer swallows the performers. There’s greater interplay and interaction between Uzari & Maimuna, and the performance now has a greater sense of trajectory. There’s a moment when Uzari and Maimuna are both walking forward and it feels like they’re going to step out of the TV and in your living room. Love it. The final sequence features a watery-blue LED and at times it looks like they are walking on water.
Belarus’s second rehearsal at Eurovision 2015
Padraig: A major improvement from Belarus. Camera angles were fine-tuned and tightened. Uzari & Maimuna are no longer swallowed by the stage – they own it! Uzari’s vocals are on point! And Maimuna dazzles. They still sorely miss some props, but at this point it’s clear they won’t be getting anything. I wrote them off on Tuesday. Now they just might make it.
Uzari & Maimuna: Reviews and Reactions