William: As the camera panned out on Trijntje’s face during the opening shot of her second rehearsal, the entire press corps was waiting to see whether she would have changed that dress. And when the cameras revealed that she had the room erupted with applause. Wearing a black dress with a short black leather jacket she looked hip, classy and modern — this is the Trijntje we know and love. A long necklace with a single pearl added softness to the look. The consequences affect more than the fashion stakes: She seemed more comfortable in her skin. She moved more and had much more expression in her face. Her backing vocalists also looked way classier in black-and-white outfits, and the glowing pink L-O-V-E on their backs came through more clearly.
During her second take Trijntje actually test a second jacket: This one red leather with white and black colour accents. Looks like we’ll have to wait and see what she goes for on the big night.
The Netherlands’ second rehearsal at Eurovision 2015
Padraig: Rigor mortis be gone! Traincha is alive again and ready to do battle. There were no “major” changes, but boy do the little tweaks make a difference. The ice-queen shtick is no more. Traincha cracks an occasional smile, she actually moves, and that dress was nowhere in site. After Belgium’s killer set earlier, I seriously think we’re witnessing a Benelux dawn. Amaze!
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