Cyprus’ Minus One rocked out during their first rehearsal on Tuesday, serving pop-rock realness with an animal edge. Lead singer Francois stands centre stage and shows off his gym-honed arms, giving off just the right amount of anger and edge. Visually this is frenetic, fast-paced and somewhat dizzying — the camera cuts from angle to angle and with relentless pace. It also has a distinct Melodifestivalen vibe. As with many a Melfest rock entry, there are white lights and cages. Think Outrigger 2014.
In the press centre we could see some sort of wolf hologram or visual in development. The entire screen would suddenly cut to a grey-ish image of a wolf. It seems that they are testing and perfecting some sort of overlay or homograph that will appear during their performance. At the moment it looks like a hot mess. But we’re sure SVT have a surprise in store.
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Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)