William: Following Elina & Stig’s first rehearsal earlier in the week we got a little nervous — and so did the bookies. They were still experimenting with camera angles and set-up, and it didn’t seem to gel. But this afternoon Estonia totally righted the wrongs and are back in the game. This was tighter, smoother and significantly more emotional — and much of that was actually down to Elina. Her face conveyed so much emotion: It’s as if she’s been saving it all up for closer to the competition. At the end of the performance Stig disappears, as does his shadow on the floor. This is dramatic, touching and clever. Tallinn 2016?
Estonia’s second rehearsal at Eurovision 2015
Padraig: Someone call Norway. This is how it’s done. Dark, broody and full of attitude. Estonia are sailing straight to the final, and if they can recapture what we saw today, there’s nothing to stop them from winning. The staging is inspired. In the clip above you see Stig walk off stage, but on television you’ll see Elina flick her wrist and make him disappear. It’s inspired!
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Photo: Andres Putting (EBU)