Kaliopi from FYR Macedonia has just completed the second rehearsal of her song “Dona” at Eurovision 2016. The production of the Macedonian entry has improved hugely since her first rehearsal, including cleaner camera transitions, new lighting and graphics choices and her official costume.
The start of the performance starts a lot darker now, until the first chorus when purple toned spotlights are bought in. Subtle LED graphics are introduced before a burst of orange graphics fill the stage – a stark contrast to the picture frame visuals we saw in the first rehearsal.
The camera transitions for this entry are slick. A lot of the choices are very similar to Kaliopi’s performance at Eurovision 2012 – slower panning during the verses and faster cuts during the chorus.
Kaliopi has also revealed her official costume. It’s a floor length black dress with white detailing underneath. A plunging neckline revealing a large portion of her décolletage also adds femininity to the dress.
The performance has improved a lot, however the general thoughts amongst the press centre is that FYR Macedonia will remain a borderline qualifier in the second semi final.
FYR Macedonia: Second rehearsal at Eurovision 2016
Kaliopi: Interview after first rehearsal
FYR Macedonia: Press conference after first rehearsal
Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)