On Monday we feared that Albania‘s first rehearsal was perhaps too simple. Judging by today’s second rehearsal, we needn’t have worried. Mishela Rapo was on form again this afternoon, and absolutely worked the stage in a bespoke white dress. The gown is adorned with clouds, houses, rainbows and musical notes, along with greetings in multiple languages. Coupled with the white tights and shoes it gives Mishela an angelic like appearance. A fitting look for one gifted with the voice of an angel. Dibbi-dibbi-dumbaje indeed!

What we thought of Mishela’s first rehearsal

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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ESC 4ever
ESC 4ever
5 years ago

Go girl !! <3

PP
PP
5 years ago

Albania ruin their chance for good placment , first they change lyricks for me better 100 % in albania, this dress is not good, and for me better stage perforamance is from theri national final Mishela and one boy on stage.

DenizNL
DenizNL
5 years ago

@oooops

Great!

oooops
oooops
5 years ago

I heard a shocking fact on eurovoix. The french Head of delegation will attend JESC. Maybe France will participate next year for the first time since 2004. And maybe Germany will debut since they will have a livestream on saturday about Jesc.

eve
eve
5 years ago

This is boring, and repetitive, the staging is not good, she barely moves and the dress is hideous, this could very well place last next saturday

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

This is gonna be horrible on Saturday. Say hello to the absolute last place of the JESC 2015.