Get your sequinned clothes on, y’all! Belgium‘s Laura Tesoro has released the music video for her Eurovision 2016 entry What’s the pressure and it really shines! Laura serves fierce choreography and lots of glittering clothes, creating a sufficiently jazzed up video for her infectious Eurovision song. This is how you elevate.

“What’s the pressure” music video

In 3:35 minutes of pure rush, Laura swings, stands in curtains, sashays, thrusts her hips and even paints graffiti accompanied by her crew. In a way it’s like her national selection performance, but on steroids, and it may give us a taste of how Belgium’s entry will look in Stockholm. And it’s looking good.

Even though the dance routine is much slicker, the song itself hasn’t seen many changes since January, or at least we can’t spot them. Maybe there’s no pressure for a re-vamp.

Do you like Laura’s new dance routine? Do you think she should keep it for Stockholm? Does it need a musical revamp? Let us know below!

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Aline Van Rossem
Aline Van Rossem
4 years ago

Thanks for those very nice words!
First, let me tell you that “What’s the pressure” was written before Sax came out ????
Second, I also don’t understand the hate around this. I know this isn’t our very best entry ever, but is this really that terrible? Come on Europe, give this song a chance!
Greetings from Belgium ????

Amor A.
Amor A.
4 years ago

@Leaf I totally agree with you on that. She seems to have a cool relationship with her backup dancers, she hugged and jumped around the stage with them after her performance at the Belgian national final. She does have a right to hire whomever and I hope she does qualify. It was just your last comment that threw me off as a black woman.

Sveta
Sveta
4 years ago

Laura is very talented and the song is fine but, honestly, it’s too similar to Fleur East’s Sax

https://youtu.be/3JZ4pnNtyxQ

and Sweden’s one is very similar to Matt Simons’s Catch & Release , too.

Nicky91
Nicky91
4 years ago

I Love it, Laura is so cute and i like her dancing, it makes me want to dance with the song

and Laura reminds me of Sandra Kim

Leaf
Leaf
4 years ago

@Amor A.
And Laura has the right to hire whoever she wants to accompany her on stage.
That’s my thing, this issue is very one sided ….. We must stop playing that card, It’s the 21st century and I’ve had enough.

Amor A.
Amor A.
4 years ago

@Leaf beyonce wears that weave because she likes it. White women dye their hair all types of unnatural colors, blue, pink, green and no one says anything. They are just “expressing themselves”. Whatever Beyonce wants to do with her hair is her prerogative.

mad-professor
mad-professor
4 years ago

Man, this song’s gotten worse over the last two months…

Amor A.
Amor A.
4 years ago

Love this new vid! Laura is really starting to grow on me!

Aaron GR
Aaron GR
4 years ago

I agree that this song is seriously underrated. It’s such a blast of energy and fun.

I also don’t get the criticism of Laura being too young or having a weak voice. She’s not a powerhouse singer, but that’s part of the charm. In a way, she reminds me of Sandra Kim singing “J’aime la Vie.” A little bit goofy, but ridiculously fun and charming.

I’m really rooting for Belgium to make the final – this song totally deserves it.

Mikael
Mikael
4 years ago

ONE, ONE person writes about the backing vocalists being black as an issue. ONE and I find 9 comments saying… I don’t get PEOPLE saying.. People? It’s just ONE bloody comment ffs.

Leaf
Leaf
4 years ago

@europa

So If someone uses black backing singers they are props?
Or black dancers?
That is supposed to be racist and that would go hand in hand with hating black people?
I think we are being too delicate and politically correct…. From one side we all talk about equality and now the issue is that she is white with black backing singers…..
We need to take the chill pill.

jacob
jacob
4 years ago

i hated her song at first, but now it grows on me!

Tom
Tom
4 years ago

Saharah was born in Tanzania an grew up there you fool. Shes Tanzanian-Swede by culture. Just cause she is white doesnt mean she isnt African.

Thiefo
4 years ago

If she brings this routine to the stage in Stockholm she’ll surely qualify. She’s in fact one of my favourites this year, and I don’t see any problem here, nor racial nor with her voice.

europa
europa
4 years ago

i think some people are misunderstanding the race issue here. the issue is that of white culture appropriating black culture and using the black people as props.

it’s a less extreme version of the appropriating freddie kalas, saraha and margaret were doing.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 years ago

This is how they stage her performance at Eurovision.
It needs to be more lively than what they gave her in the national final!

Charles
Charles
4 years ago

My only issue with this tune is her voice. I don’t feel she has the pipes that really give the soul and funky side that this deserved. She’s too sweet and adorable for this kind of song. You have to show attitude specially in your voice .. Not feeling it though.

Steven
Steven
4 years ago

This should qualify. Uptempo, happy, catchy & doesn’t take effort to listen to.

DenizNL
DenizNL
4 years ago

I love the video they made.

jPod
jPod
4 years ago

Too many haters on here that need to take their noses out of the air.

Paul D.
Paul D.
4 years ago

This song is in fact annoying, and Finland and Spain do it much better regarding the style

Lily
Lily
4 years ago

Could you make it any more clear you are racial stereotyping with the backing dancers?? Belgium stop!

Racal
Racal
4 years ago

I hated this at the time of the Belgian selection, but now after all these dull nothing songs released by most countries, I actually think it’s fresh and different. I hope she can rock the live performance.

I still think the neighboring votes will kill her in the semi: she doesn’t have France or the Netherlands, she’s up against usual qualifiers (Romania, Ukraine and probably Australia), 2 Nordics, 2 Baltics and 4 Balkans… It’ll all come down to whether she can give a good performance or not.

Ben Rafter
Ben Rafter
4 years ago

I don’t get the hate!!! My no. 11 of the 42 so far! You rock Laura!!!

Héctor
Héctor
4 years ago

Some would say it’s catchy, but I find it quite annoying, mostly because she asks “what’s the pressure” like 40 times and her voice doesn’t help. “Not lost” would have been a better choice. She is my 39th right now, probably she will be 40th after Bulgarian release.

jPod
jPod
4 years ago

The song is actually quite catchy. Hope it will go through to the Grand Final!

NickC
NickC
4 years ago

I absolutely love this! It is not dated, its vintage y’all!

John A
John A
4 years ago

shame it’s not a dance competition otherwise it might qualify

Leaf
Leaf
4 years ago

I don’t get people saying there is a racial problem in the performance…. The song is funk + disco + pop = 70’s…. The afro eas quite popular among black people at that time…… Now Beyonce’s fake blonde weave is a reference to how a black woman should look…… I find that more racially disturbing than a natural afro.
You go Laura, I find this very catchy and underrated.
I hope she qualifies and proves everyone wrong.

Hugh
Hugh
4 years ago

Sounding fine and it’s nice after the recent rush to revisit this one. But I still feel awkward about the race situation. At least they other performers aren’t all sporting matching afros this time.