Montenegro‘s Highway blasted through their first rehearsal at Eurovision 2016, delivering fast light changes, sharp camera angles and plenty of energy. A female performer provides backing vocals and dances, helping to give the boys an object of desire — and perhaps countering claims their song is misogynistic.
The performance begins focused on the female addition. Dancing like she is trapped inside a straight jacket, the camera pans out to the entire band going for gold on their musical instruments. Petar — the group’s lead singer — displays competence and control with his deep and powerful voice, adding a severe heavy metal element to the song.
Illuminated in blue and red, the stage seemed to breathe along with the band and the singer, giving some life to a song that has struggle to light the Eurovision fandom on fire.
Montenegro: First rehearsal at Eurovision 2016
Montenegro: First press conference 2016
Montenegro: Interview with Highway in London
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Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)