Armenia have come to Eurovision 2016 to play! Iveta Mukuchyan just finished her first rehearsal in the Globen Arena. Her “LoveWave” performance had us squealing like little girls in the press centre because it was that good. This performance has everything. This performance is everything!
The spoken word introduction starts in darkness with Iveta giving us all the life we need to survive. Channeling Moulin Rouge, she sports a sexy bodysuit, fishnet stockings and flowing hair. During the sonic boom, Iveta is illuminated in red while the LED’s on the stage go crazy. It really has to be seen to be believed. Intense is the best word to describe this.
And just when you think the performance can’t improve any more, during the instrumental section in the middle, holograms are layered over Iveta to give the illusion of multiple Iveta’s. The only thing better than one Iveta is five or six! It’s giving us Beyoncé at the Super Bowl half time show realness.
And then it improves even more! During the third rehearsal, producers added pyrotechnics. The sonic boom section is elevated even further with flames and fireworks. It truly is a masterpiece and it will catapult Armenia up the scoreboard no doubt.
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