William: During Edurne’s first rehearsal at Eurovision 2015, Spanish members of the press corps were shouting and clapping just 20 seconds after it started. I can understand why: Edurne’s performance has the potential to be absolutely epic. Wearing a glittering red cape with hood, she starts out crouched on the ground, hovering over her sexilicious dancer Giuseppe di Bella, who is playing dead. LED raindrops fall behind her and she walks across an LED floor of rippling water. As the performance proceeds he pulls back a massive red train on her cape, eventually ripping it off to reveal a glittering gold dress with a long slit. When the two begin dancing it’s like Dancing with the Stars on steroids. It’s fast. It’s powerful. It’s professional. And he even spins her around his neck. There is one kink — when Giuseppe exits the stage he’s visible on camera, and it’s really awkward as he crawls away. But surely the producers will sort that out soon.

Spain: Edurne’s first rehearsal

Padraig: Someone call Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, because Edurne is channelling some biblical realness. Giuseppe, her god-like dancer, plays the role of Christ while she’s Mary Magdalene. But she’s tweaked the plot. The performance begins with Giuseppe in her lap, but as he rises from the dead Edurne shunts him aside and takes centre stage. She glows in gold, and totally owns the show. Vocals were on point, and once the camera angles are sorted this should head straight to the top ten.

Edurne: Review and reaction

YOU CAN READ OUR REVIEWS OF ALL OF THE REHEARSALS BYCLICKING HERE.

Photo: Elena Volotova (EBU)

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nilssen
nilssen
5 years ago

OMG I LOVE THIS SONG, AND THE PERFORMANCE IS amazing ….the second rehearsal will incredible , i think

paco
5 years ago

Wozzeck, puede usted respetar mi opinion y dejarme en paz es usted,casi un acosador en este blogg vallase a tomae aire fresco y dejeme en paz,pesado

wozzeck
wozzeck
5 years ago

Qué ser humano tan simple debes ser, Paco. SI no eres capaz de entender lo que s dice aquí, de leer entre líneas y mucho menos de defender nada, para que te metes?

paco
5 years ago

Me troncho con vuestra hipocresia europea Edurne no tiene necesidad de copiar a nadie copiar lo que se dice copiar esta en otra cancion

livingforlove
livingforlove
5 years ago

WWOWO, Edurne goes J.lo! I love it! btw, eurofans should stop grinding and start having fun with the contest..I can´t bealieve the bad comments about this song

Titaniumsparrow
Titaniumsparrow
5 years ago

Just based on this 30second snippet Spain has gone from my 5th position to near the bottom. This is a mess. I expected somg ultra classy, regal performace. Not a mythological version of San Marino 2013.

Johan
Johan
5 years ago

THANK YOU @ct . Spain for the win this year! They deserve it!

lacrymea
lacrymea
5 years ago

For me, less is more. I’m all about the simplicity and honesty of songs. I wasn’t a fan of the song and i didn’t change my opinion based on what i saw from the snippet and what i’ve read so far about the complete performance. Too much light and thunder going on.

Mar
Mar
5 years ago

Slay Diva slay. If this masterpiece drops out of the top 10 heads will roll. Nothing would bring me more joy than to see a song in spanish win the contest.
I love how passionate spanish press/fans are about their entry, every single year.

ct
ct
5 years ago

The “over the top” bit according to some ESC sites: 1) The dancer is hot and has perfect abs which is a terrible Eurovision cliche. Perhaps they should have brought someone ugly like Azerbaijan. 2) She wears a red cape and he flanks it off to reveal a sliver dress and grecian sandals. Another Eurovision cliche according to the same people. She should be burned at the stake. 3) They do an amazing dance together at the bridge. He brings her over his head, then she pushes him and he sommervaults away (at which point as I understand some people… Read more »

ct
ct
5 years ago

I’ve seen the whole video. No other word to describe it but a stunner both vocally and visually. Their dance is the hottest thing you will see in Eurovision this year. Not only a contender for victory, but probably the strongest one at this point and I am not making this prediction lightly. As for some ESC sites who “complain” that it is “over the top” or that “she threw the kitchen sink” (as if she would have staged such an epic song by sitting quietly in a corner) I understand a lot of people are butthurt right now. The… Read more »

paco
5 years ago

Astrit no nos interesa si informacion valla a escribir de ALBANIA y deje en paz Edutne.Usted con esa actitud denota inseguridad

Anfrufrafrafra
5 years ago

I love the way some of you are showing how scared of Edurne you are guys, not as good as Elhaida? Are you really comparing 30 seconds to a full rehearsal? Please x’D. And I have Elhaida on my top 3, but be realistic and wait until the full Rehearsal is up.

Anfrufrafrafra
5 years ago

The whole rehearsal has been leaked, and it’s amazing.

Eugene ESC UK
5 years ago

abedull :- You can tell all that from a 36 second clip? I don’t “hate” any song for your information, I try and give an honest review. If it looks really good in the 3 minutes I will say so. If you actually read what I said, I said all 3 clips were disappointing…………….Italy, Austria and Spain. Sort yourself out buddy.

astrit
5 years ago

NOT as good as Elhaida
ALBANIA is defienetly the winner this year

abedull
abedull
5 years ago

Epic. WONDERFUL..
She sings excellent.. Epic stage.. Wonderful outfit.. Beauty.
Hot dancer.. Proffesional performance… Good-looking GLAMAZON. IT HAS EVERYTHING TO Win.
Spanish TV is taking it seriously and they deserve a regret. There are some Spanish haters here like eugene but this has been majestic. Let’s hope to fly to IBIZAAAA next year.

mad-professor
mad-professor
5 years ago

Not that good, but not surprising. France and Spain need to up their game.

Giorgos
Giorgos
5 years ago

Ok…THAT WAS AMZING!!!! Edurne you are epic!! Go girl! Win this thing!

Johan
Johan
5 years ago

There is a video of the performance which has been filtered. It looks AMAZING all the performance. The best moment is when they both dance, EPIC.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
5 years ago

This has the potential to be amazing. I knew her voice was going to be up to it but yeah, the staging is just enough to allow this to be epic! I am so looking forward to seeing the full second rehearsal!

alvaro_spain
alvaro_spain
5 years ago

Edurne is the best! You all will love her performance! She’s a great singer (ieieoo, ieieoo..) and also a great dancer (she has won the Spanish version of “Dancing with the stars). Best of luck for you Edurne!!!! : )

Paraoxonase
Paraoxonase
5 years ago

I was waiting for her performance crossing my fingers hoping I won’t be disappointed and MAN what a great surprise !
She sounds great, she’s working that stage and judging by this snippet AND the photo used for this article, I’m confident this is going to be EPIC on staurday 😀

Go Edurne !

Mitchelvaneijk
5 years ago

I don’t watch the reviews on instagram anymore. They are too overreacted

olga
olga
5 years ago

This performance is soo Dancing with The Stars… and Dancing with The Stars is a show with a HUGE success all over the world… just saying…

Eurofan
Eurofan
5 years ago

The dark horse appeared!
Edurne will be the new Queen of Eurovision with the permission of Conchita

Henry
Henry
5 years ago

Wow!!! Only 30 seconds but… this is going to be absolutely epic, I think. She seems sure of herself, fierce like a tigress and intense, with a powerful and striking perfomance. Now we can affirm it: Edurne has potential to win. Go Spain.

stommie
stommie
5 years ago

Does anyone remember the top 4 from last year and what went on on stage during those performances?

bavarson
bavarson
5 years ago

Edurne is much worse than Mans Zelmerlow

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

There was a costume change in the performance? Or did I misinterpret that.

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
5 years ago

I’m glad to read that Giuseppe gets to do some proper dancing. I was worried that his task would just be flapping Edurne’s cape.

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

She’s already surpassed Iceland and Cyprus on the betting odds in the last half hour – I’m gonna keep an eye on it and hopefully watch her keep on rising <3

Camer
Camer
5 years ago

Don’t get disappointed just for this 30 seconds video… They haven’t showed the surprises, is obvious! We will see it in the next rehearsal. It’s said that in the press room people applauded (and not only the spanish people). I still think that this performance will surprise us!

Fatima
Fatima
5 years ago

A tree in the backdrop. That brings to total to 93

Eurofan
Eurofan
5 years ago

oh my God!!!!!!!!
Spain will fight with Sweden for the victory
ASTONISHED

olga
olga
5 years ago

Edurne looks fierce! A real glamazon!!! I think it will be an epic performance that will wake all us up in this boring year!

Leo
Leo
5 years ago

Objektiv Review:

Only the Spanish press colleagues have used the majority of the press room here in Vienna, to cheer on Spain, that’s all & that’s it, nothing more or less !
But good luck for this entry & for Spain !

ct
ct
5 years ago

From the little snippet I’ve seen, her vocals sound exceptionally powerful. I can’t wait for the full rehearsal video!

Mario ~ My Vision of Gay Love
Mario ~ My Vision of Gay Love
5 years ago

My 3rd favorite on big7 automatic finalists… I have Espana’s song *Amanecer* on my top15 as my 15th most favorite song among the 40.. The Greek Hellenic proud amazon warrior Edurne can do really well in Vienna but i do not see Spain winning though unfortunately…I really do not think that we are going next year in Spain 4 the Vision of 2016.. Oh by the way…We still haven’t rated Spain’s song! Its one of the 2 countries along with Armenia that still been awaiting to get reviewed by wiwi juries & us.. Im really excited to watch Giusepe Di… Read more »

olga
olga
5 years ago

Boys, cant wait for your opinions on video!

Eugene ESC UK
5 years ago

From the very short clips, all 3 this morning have been disappointing from a staging point of view, will have to wait for the 3 minute 2nd rehearsal. Hope it gets better, looking forward to the UK and Australia, both are expected to be good.

Lena
Lena
5 years ago

disappointed

Wolfy
Wolfy
5 years ago

Otna, she will be the blonde tigress 😀

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

Omg she SLAYED in that little clip <3 SO GLAM! <3

I think Spain is a real dark horse and this girl is amazinggggg <33333333

JonathanUK
JonathanUK
5 years ago

Ahhhh… From the first rehearsal video, it doesn’t look THAT impressive but if what you say happens on stage- it will be the winner for sure!!!! 🙂 😀