London. Tel Aviv. Amsterdam. Madrid. And now after weeks of preparties, SuRie has returned to London once again, to give a send-off performance on The Graham Norton Show.
The UK Eurovision hopeful performed “Storm” in an LED diamond, rocking her music video monochrome look to the max. The lighting also mirrors the music video, switching between red and white.
Things start fiery, moody and red. They then shift to a lighter colour scheme, with lights blinking in and out in sync to the beat. It’s particularly effective during the song’s anthemic bridge.
The performance also gains depth from audience participation, as the crowd wave glowsticks throughout, including Graham himself.
It may give a clue to staging in Lisbon, as SuRie’s screens from Eurovision: You Decide won’t be available on stage in Lisbon.
Prior to Friday night’s live broadcast, SuRie had earlier shared pics from the show’s taping on social media, including this photo she grabbed with actress Tamsin Greig. Other guests on the show included actor Orlando Bloom and comedian Stephen Merchant
Since Graham took over commentating duties in 2009 it’s become tradition for the UK Eurovision act to perform on his show. Acts from Blue to Lucie Jones to Electro Velvet have all stopped by the show’s performance stage en route to Eurovision.
We’ll next see SuRie in a week’s time in Lisbon, when the Big Five have their first rehearsals. There we’ll see for the first time what the UK have planned for their staging and how things will look when SuRie performs at the grand final.
Acts competing in the semi-finals are already arriving in Lisbon for first rehearsals which begin on Sunday.
The Wiwi Team is on the ground in Lisbon and will bring full coverage of events, including rehearsals, exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes stories.