The first rehearsals for the Eurovision 2016 acts will only begin on Monday. But inside the Globen — the Eurovision 2016 arena — rehearsals are already in full swing. Opening acts, interval acts, voting segments, stand-ins rehearsals — producers have a lot to prepare for ahead of the artists’ actual arrival. After all, they don’t want the pyro setting anyone on fire…
Can’t wait to see Samra from Azerbaijan on stage? Well here’s what you can expect. The footage from her stand-in rehearsal shows that she will stand centre stage with a series of dancers surrounding her, creating a very modern and urban mood that befits her tune. The stage is flooded with lots of yellow spotlights.
Zoë from Austria will recreate her colorful music video and walk on her famous treadmill. This industrial-scale treadmill definitely isn’t available in a store near you! The stand-in wears a black dress — will Zoë also go dark?
This year’s host and last year’s winner, our dear Måns Zelmerlöw, will open the first semi final of Eurovision 2016 with a different version of “Heroes”. It will include an army of kids on stage — part of his anti-bullying message — which fans will recognise from this year’s Melodifestivalen final.
Our host Petra Mede is also busy with rehearsing the voting segment and points delivery. Bonne chance ma chérie.
What about some pyro, you’re asking? It’s getting hot in the arena with some major fire tests for the Armenian entry, it’s definitely going to be hot.
Rehearsals with the actual artists kick off on Monday. Stay tuned for our reactions and more!