Mishela Rapo Albania Junior Eurovision

During her first rehearsal at Junior Eurovision 2015, Albania’s Mishela served Carribean realness. As the calypso did its thing, she stood in place and kept the laidback vibe going. It was like a summer breeze! Her dance moves — swaying arm motions, choreographed finger twirls and gentle turning at the hips — takes us to Barbados or Jamaica and feels completely organic to the song. Her vocals were on point, even if she struggled to hear herself in her earpiece — she had to stop the first run-through and let the producers know.

The song opens with a black sky filled with green clouds. But baby, the sun is coming! When she reaches the first verse spotlights go yellow and the LED transforms into a stainglass window scene of oranges and yellows, and later greens and blues. It’s simple — perhaps too simple at this point — but she wasn’t wearing her costume, which could be transformative during her next rehearsal. The camera angles, which are typically adjusted as the week progresses, will help give this more pace and drive.

Junior Eurovision 2015: Albania’s first rehearsal

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Photo: EBU (Elena Volotova & Vladimir Dudakliev)

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dungeon hunter 5 hack
8 years ago

There are several interesting things over time in this post but
I don’t know if I see them all center to center.
There’s some credibility but I’ll get hold belief till
I look into it further. Great post, thanks and we would like more!

Ben Rafter
Ben Rafter
8 years ago

She sounds and looks great but adding dancers wouldn’t hurt

ESC 4ever
ESC 4ever
8 years ago

This sounds so good live !! <3 go Albania