The third of the Baltic Boys have been waiting for this night, and finally Donny Montell from Lithuania has just taken to the stage for his first rehearsal of his Eurovision 2016 song “I’ve Been Waiting For This Night”. He took to the stage on his own, working his chiseled triceps and owning his new look, which has been updated hugely since his Eurovision stint in 2012 and bringing himself into 2016.
The staging of the performance is fairly consistent throughout the whole performance. The quiet verses are met with more subdued lighting choices, in contrast with bright, fast and colourful lighting through the energetic chorus.
The stage is completely owned by Donny, and only him. His voice sounded consistently good throughout his three run-throughs and he appeared much more confident in comparison to his show in 2012.
The only area of disappointment lied within the trampoline we were promised. Expecting something on the scale of Greece’s trampoline in 2014, we received a small trampoline of which you would normally find in a budget gym.
Overall, the song unanimously remains a borderline qualifier across the team. We are hoping the little kinks will be ironed out in time for the live show.
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Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)