During his first rehearsal at Eurovision 2016 Freddie brought the heat — and we’re not just talking about his smouldering looks. His LED floor resembles a bright red lava field with deep cracks. He stands in place rocking out and letting his sultry vocals add even more steam to the performance. His three male backing vocalists stand stage left — without their glow sticks from Hungary — and at times raise their hands and clap in unison over their heads. On the opposite side of the stage a man beats a traditional drum which is resting on an aerial stand (it’s kind of like a raised Chinese gong, but not). Later in the number the lava floor becomes a swirling red universe and Freddie is its star. The LED wall shows thunder and lightning — perhaps indicative of the struggles of pioneers — but it doesn’t make much of an impact. This is all about the floor. Overall this is much stronger than in A Dal and the staging makes this seem more and more like a solid qualifier.

Hungary: First rehearsal at Eurovision 2016

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Ejin
Ejin
4 years ago

He was the strongest today and he’s rehearsal and staging was great and amazing.Hungary will be definitely a finalist.

sonic0201
sonic0201
4 years ago

After their first rehearsals, Hungary’s and Armenia’s odds shortened on oddschecker (while Croatia continued to drift…). Told you several times these two are clearly underrated.

Marc
Marc
4 years ago

I kinda like the song, but the staging is a mistake for me, too much going on. This needs something simple, dark and minimal as it was Human in melfest for example.
It will be in final because juries will put it high but in final it will probably get lost.

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
4 years ago

he didn’t change anything since A Dal… I’m not hyped.

Nicky91
Nicky91
4 years ago

@georgekirkas

yeah very interesting stagings

@MTD

well i’m just blown away by the rehearsals 🙂

OR
OR
4 years ago

@georgekirkas
Good luck with your home work 🙂 its more important then the eurovision 🙂 BYE

georgekirkas
georgekirkas
4 years ago

@OR

Yes, he gave me the link and I visited the forum, but now unfortunately I have to do some Italian homework! Bye!

OR
OR
4 years ago

Somebody know when is the Reherssal of Hovi star?

Mark Mack
Mark Mack
4 years ago

I’m so glad the juries aren’t filled with fangirls like Nicky91 going ridiculously OTT about every single act.

Pathetic.

OR
OR
4 years ago

@georgekirkas
Hi how are you Darling ? so i understand he send u the link?

OR
OR
4 years ago

Fredi is so Hot 🙂 🙂

MTD
MTD
4 years ago

@Nicky91 – calm down your 10s. Hahaha

oli
oli
4 years ago

Freddie is amazingly sexy, he has a great modern song and I love his raspy voice. I don’t understand why he does not do better in the betting odds. Top 5 material

georgekirkas
georgekirkas
4 years ago

@Nicky91

Interesting performances, don’t you think?

JonJon
JonJon
4 years ago

Why don’t they live stream the MEET and GREETS this year ?? what the heck ??

Racal
Racal
4 years ago

Aren’t you going to write something about France winning the OGAE poll?

Nicky91
Nicky91
4 years ago

Freddie, well you can’t beat the heat i think, he’s hotter than lava btw 10/10

Argo, wow what a fun performance this is gonna qualify 10/10

Lidia, stunning princess from Moldova, 9.5/10

Sandhja, wow I love a bit of disco, and she is a true diva 10/10

Nick
Nick
4 years ago

I guess they won’t upload the videos of the first rehearsal, right? 🙁

Still
Still
4 years ago

offtopic but why the fck aren’t Meet and Greets transmitted on eurovision.tv?!