We didn’t know if his performance would be good or bad, but San Marino‘s Serhat showed that he can serve glamourous disco, complete with sensual backing dancers and plenty of swagger.
Serhat’s performance begins quite dark, with his five female backing dancers in shadow shaking quite seductively. Serhat emerges through the dancers and the light with his token brimmed velvet hat.
The stage is flooded with blue and red light and the back wall of LED’s are projected with images of more dancers, which helps fill the stage and give the illusion of twelve people on stage, instead of six.
The overall performance was quite surprising, and in a good way. The entire performance was expensive, shiny and quite a nice change of pace for San Marino. Keep an eye on this over the next few days. It’s kitsch and cheesy — and that’s exactly why this will work for so many.
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Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)