We’re less than a week away from Eurovision fortnight, when rehearsals start and Eurovision songs become associated forever more with how they’re performed on stage. And this year clips have already started leaking from stand-in rehearsals, giving us a jumpstart on the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Among those out there and circulating are clips showcasing the staging for Belgium’s Blanche and Armenia’s Artsvik.
BELGIUM’S EUROVISION 2017 STAGING
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As rumoured, the screens appear to steer close to the feel of the music video, focusing on pulsing beams of light and illuminating explosions of colour in time to the beat of the track.
The green room is illuminated in a similar theme to the screens, suggesting, as in recent years, that the arena will act as an extension of the vibes being channelled on stage. We don’t yet have an indication of how Blanche herself will perform on stage, but if she has that as a backdrop she’s on to a good thing.
ARMENIA’S EUROVISION 2017 STAGING
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Artsvik is flying the flag for Armenia in Kyiv. And if the stage show is anything to go by she’ll be looking pretty in pink.
The short exert focuses on the opening and could offer a teaser for how the stage will look between acts, with the alternative blue-yellow colour scheme in use, over the pink-purple theme we’ve seen used more recently.
MORE STAGING SNEAK-PEAKS
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Armenia and Belgium aren’t the only countries whose staging has been leaked. A shot of a screen with sunflowers and rainbows appeared in the Eurovision Diary over the weekend, which speculation suggests will be used during Belarus’s performance.
Social media speculation also suggests another screen with near-naked figures on it could be taken from the Czech Republic’s performance.
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All of the screens for this year’s performances will be revealed during the course of rehearsals which start this Sunday in Kyiv.
What do you think of the screens? Are you excited to see the stage in action in Kyiv? Who do you think the sunflower and naked figures screens belong to?
Let us know in the comments below!