Jamala from Ukraine has completed her second rehearsal at Eurovision 2016 — and everything about this screams winner. From the staging to the costume to the overall mood of the song, Jamala has stamped her place as one to watch.
The performance hasn’t changed significantly from the first rehearsal. However, Jamala has opted for another dress, replacing the simple black number from the first rehearsal with a navy dress, pieced together with very flattering draping. The dress itself has caused a divide amongst the press – many prefer the black as it better suits the mood of the song. The navy gown is seen as a bit more uplifting. Depending on your interpretation of the song, that may be a more fitting tone to strike.
Another important difference comes during Jamala’s big note toward the end. The tree that grows from her feet and up the back LED wall now takes the colours blue and yellow, which are the colours of the Ukrainian flag. Strange coincidence or provocative statement? We’ll let you decide.
Ukraine: Second rehearsal at Eurovision 2016
Jamala: Interview after first rehearsal
Ukraine: Press conference after first rehearsal
Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)