What a difference a rehearsal makes! The always charming Amir from France had another turn on the Eurovision stage and the differences from his first rehearsal are mind-blowing. The tightness and finish — of the staging and camera work and everything in between — has been multiplied by ten. This should put France back in the race!
During the second rehearsal Amir opted for a dark burgundy suit with a crisp white t-shirt, a nice change from the navy suit he wore during his first rehearsal. Charm and charisma poured out of him and he couldn’t wipe the smile off of his face for the entire duration of his rehearsal. The most endearing moments are now perfectly captured by the camera. He definitely got hearts fluttering in the press centre.
The design of the staging has also been improved a lot. The chorus now displays some modern patterns and shapes in contrast to the stars and planets we see during the verses.
Amir will need to be careful not to overstretch himself in the days ahead. During the first run-through, his vocal was flawless. He hit every note, including the incredibly high section during the final chorus. However, during the second and third run-throughs, Amir’s voice started to strain and he sounded pitchier as the rehearsal went on.
Thankfully Amir only has to perform this song once during the final. If he nails the live vocal in that one run-through, we can immediately consider France a favourite again for Eurovision 2016.
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Photo: Andres Putting (EBU)