Kamilla Ismailova San Marino Junior Eurovision

Call it a case of a dress wearing a girl, rather than a girl wearing a dress. Kamila Ismailova’s stunning white gown, draped in mirrors down the left side, was the centrepiece of her first rehearsal at Junior Eurovision 2015. It’s so big she has to stand on a platform to let it reach full length. The glistening train you see in the opening verse is only temporary: it actually consists of four backing dancers who themselves are wrapped in tin foil and decorated with mirrors. Their faces are obscured with masks to create a futuristic robot effect. It’s slightly unsettling not seeing their facial expressions, but their ability to pop and lock and nail their choreography more than makes up for it.

The LED is simple — pink and purple with flashes of silver — yet so effective. It provides a sufficiently interesting background that brings the very expensive costumes and choreography into sharper focus. The staging is chic and classy, and would do an oligarch proud. Kamila’s vocals were uneven today, and at times she seemed to need a glass of water. But no matter: she’s got plenty of time to iron out her issues and sparkle light her clothing.

Junior Eurovision 2015: San Marino’s first rehearsal

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Photo: EBU (Credit: Elena Volotova/Vladimir Dudakliev)

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Callum Nowacki
Callum Nowacki
5 years ago

This is probably the best performance* of the contest. The lights, the LED, the dancers, the styling.. it’s all just so polished.

*but she hasn’t got the best the vocals.

YoungsterJoey
YoungsterJoey
5 years ago

This is in my top 2, but this part of the rehearsal is ….. not the greatest but of course it’s the 1st day of her rehearsal. Best of luck to San Marino!

Although the dancers look kinda scary, for the kids. If those costumes were all black, it would look like that American Horror Story figure of season 1.

Tom
Tom
5 years ago

Oe of my faves, certainly hope that they change the dress an work on vocals

PP
PP
5 years ago

Beautiful dress, but very weak voice . Voice is much importan then dress. They use much backing record voices.