They don’t want you to feel alone, and Joe & Jake from the United Kingdom have just completed their first rehearsal of “You’re Not Alone” at Eurovision 2016 and we are feeling their presence. There’s so much about this performance that is so endearing and charming. Vocally, the two lads go together like black pudding to an English breakfast. The staging is simple yet effective. This surprised a lot of us!
The staging for “You’re Not Alone” starts of much like their video clip – a lot of lights with various hues of blue, purple and pink. It’s very on brand for Eurovision 2016. As the first bridge kicks in, the back LEDs are flooded with selfies of people of all different shapes, colours and sizes. They are driving home the “Come Together” message of Eurovision 2016.
A standout of this performance are Joe & Jake’s vocals. The harmonies between the two boys cannot be improved any further. The pair ooze charisma and charm and they both seem to feed off each other’s energy and they really enjoy performing with each other.
The final image of the performance is very sweet – Joe & Jake both walk towards the front of the stage, with their arms around each other. It’s a simple message of friendship and unity.
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Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)