Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz silenced many of their critics on Thursday with a mind-bending first rehearsal. And Georgia’s Eurovision 2016 stars delivered more of the same during today’s second rehearsal.
The staging seemed to be unchanged — lots of purple, pink and funky vibes. Their styling situation was more fluid, with the “Midnight Gold” rockers experimenting with a number of different hat-related looks. If we had to choose between a hatless and hatted Nika, we’d chose the latter. The inclusion of head wear makes the psychedelic graphics extra trippy, particularly when the group’s frontman appears to be symmetrically folded down the centre.
However, as with all highs there must be a comedown. This evening’s performance felt somewhat muted. This could be due to familiarity on our part, or the act’s chilled attitude. At this stage they’re just going through the motions. They’ve created a package that’s true to them and their art. Whatever the result, they can go away from Eurovision content.
Georgia: Second rehearsal at Eurovision 2016
Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz: Press conference after first rehearsal
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Photo: Andres Putting (EBU)