During her second rehearsal at Eurovision 2016, Poli Genova delivered a significantly more polished performance than earlier in the week. From the staging to the choreography to the styling, this looked very expensive.

The graphics from the first rehearsal remain unchanged, with Poli and her dancers voguing and performing their chicken dance before black-and-white walls with white “TV Static”. Yellow spotlights add a splash of colour, which go a long way in adding dynamism and variety to the walls.

A small but significant change comes with the backing singers, who now enter the stage from the back and strut their way down the middle of the stage, rather than entering from all sides. It reduces the chaos and provides a visual focal point to help drive the song home.

Bulgaria: Second rehearsal at Eurovision 2016

Poli Genova: Interview after first rehearsal

Bulgaria: Press conference after first rehearsal

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Agata
Agata
4 years ago

i think the song is really good, but this outfit… and the way she dances during the refrain is really annoying.

Bruno B @ Geeky Explorer

I hope this wins!!

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Love the song. It will qualify but i really doubt the juries will place this performance higher than the 20th pposition.

Hi
Hi
4 years ago

I Love this Song.

Oh, Come on!
Oh, Come on!
4 years ago

OMG… I love it…. Seeing the whole rehearsal and the way the song builds up to the end make the whole staging to make sense… For some people the costume might be weird, but you have to admit that it fits the whole concept – Modern song, modern costume and the lights in the and… Oh girl, I will start looking for hotel for Sofia next year as she is a total winner for me!

fikri
fikri
4 years ago

@Briekimchi: i think because they want us to focus on poli only? the LEDs during the chorus has some sort of dancers tho.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 years ago

I love the outfit but the staging confuses me. Why no dancers? It seems like such a small performance considering how good the song is.

karminowe.usta
karminowe.usta
4 years ago

@EugeneESCUK
I totally agree with you. Poli is a great artist but her dress and hairstyle are horrible.

karminowe.usta
karminowe.usta
4 years ago

It`s good sing but not winner. Poli`s dress is horrible. Barbara Dex Award goes to Poli…

cheesecake
cheesecake
4 years ago

Why don’t the dancers/backing singers come out on stage earlier? So many performances this year could be improved with some dancers in my opinion…
While I’m not 100% sure about the staging and wondering how this will look on the TV screen, I believe the song has one huge perk: The chorus gets stuck in your head immediately.

Svetuli
Svetuli
4 years ago

Poli is amazing as always. I love her performance on stage, her looks, her dance, her outfit and her voice! Everything is just perfect and I can see Bulgaria as the winner of ESC 2016!

@EugeneESCUK
4 years ago

Score based on jury criteria 6/10

I’m still not sure about the hairstyle and the outfit, it is all wrong for me and another black outfit!!

It is actually a good performance, but it is not vocally challenging enough.

I expect Bulgaria to continue crashing

Kreuzbergfan
Kreuzbergfan
4 years ago

great song and polina is amazing, but not sure about the staging and the dress. I like it but I don’t think that it will appeal the masses. nevertheless a great act

esc 2016
esc 2016
4 years ago

Whats going on with camera??

sonic0201
sonic0201
4 years ago

I think many poeple thought France’s, Croatia’s, and Bulgaria’s song will be difficult to present and to stage, and it looks like all of them failed to do it on a certain level.
I don’t know, but all I see here just ruins the song. The choreography, the background, the outfit… I just don’t see the connection. What do all of that have to do with the song? Is that supposed to be a criminal outfit, or what?.. I just can’t figure out. And what’s up with the TV static background?…

Calum Macleod
Calum Macleod
4 years ago

1 of my top 3 to win! Go Poli!

ja
ja
4 years ago

oh god. one of my favs but this is not that good of a performance.
i believe this is a strong b. dex award recipient.

Sofia
Sofia
4 years ago

So dissapointed 🙁

Notts
Notts
4 years ago

Is that her actual costume she’s gonna perform in?

Bhrister Cjorkman
Bhrister Cjorkman
4 years ago

Fair. Has to sync those dancing moves better with the LED though.

OR
OR
4 years ago

Poli is awesome, can be the winner!!

John
John
4 years ago

She is my winner, Sofia 2017

Leaf
Leaf
4 years ago

Poli mopped the floor today ……. The arena is closing she is wining D O N E

We love stars, flowers and blue and red leds
We love stars, flowers and blue and red leds
4 years ago

Flawless? I have to change my mobile phone….

chessguy99
4 years ago

That TV static is annoying, hopefully they have mostly tight shots of Poli during the first verse. Still not happy with her outfit. makes me think she’s performing in Starlight Express and not Eurovision. The two saving graces are Poli’s performance and the LED walls from the first chorus onward. This is a sure qualifier.