On Friday France’s Amir surprised the Eurovision 2016 press centre with his outer-space themed performance. He caught up with wiwibloggs moments afterwards to explain the reasoning behind the intergalactic vistas: “I thought that the world and the universe behind me would be something that relates… to the search and to this whole feeling of being lost somewhere.”
He also sees the design as lucky, as his first TV appearance on The Voice was also in front of a starry background.
He was pleasantly surprised by his first performance, but assures us that there is still plenty to be changed. For example, the cameras will show lots more close-ups, and the shot where he leans backwards will “show as if I’m lost in space, losing balance, losing gravity – something that wasn’t shown today.” He also confirms that the backing singers were in fact singing along to the “you-oo-oo” hook, despite not being heard — something that the team will tweak for the next rehearsal.
He also talks on the recent release of his debut album, comparing the emotion to “having your first child” and singing us out with track 2, “On dirait”.