You don’t need tickets to this disco! During her first rehearsal at Eurovision 2016, Finland’s Sandhja was holding back but we could still feel the energy. Wearing a light blue jump suit with an open back, Sandhja serves discotheque realness with major swagger. The silver shards that run from her neck to just south of her breasts add a flash of 70s glam which really fits with this. She drops it like it’s hot and employs a series of female backing dancers — lots of girl on girl! — that adds sizzle to this sultry number.
In terms of staging, Sandhja starts out solo giving us face, face, face. Then when her dancers arrive the energy goes up a notch. Sadly her dancers don’t really fill the stage. I kept having flashbacks to Mei Finegold from Israel back in 2014. The wide shots make the massive stage seem somewhat empty, particularly during the bridge of the song when Sanhja walks down the catwalk alone and to a platform in the middle of the audience. The floor is largely black and flashes with geometric pink, yellow and orange shapes. At one point there is a massive pink triangle. Coupled with all the lady-on-lady thrusting, one could argue there’s a subtle LGBT reference going on.