She sings that she’s “all alone in the danger zone” in her song “City Lights”. And unfortunately Blanche’s first rehearsal at Eurovision 2017 reflected that. Perhaps overawed by the vast stage, she had visible stage fright and her hands seemed to tremble. Early on her voice wobbled, but she did pull it together as the rehearsals progressed. The staging is disappointing — though it’s not clear whether that’s down to producers not having perfected their cuts…or just a poor concept. Blanche stands centre stage and alone before a blue-grey LED that features a white Earth and lots of shining lights. The strength of her music video was its simplicity and sparseness. This just feels too busy and borders on a mess.
However, she’ll no doubt grow in confidence as the week goes on and her team is sure to make tweaks and amendments. So like Tako we’re going to keep the faith.
Blanche — “City Lights”: Reviews and Reactions
Belgium: First rehearsal at Eurovision 2017
Belgium: First press conference 2017
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