After the rain, the sunshine. After the drama with paying for her projection dress, the payoff that proves it was worth it. Elina Nechayeva delivered what may be the most memorable performance of the day, stepping away from pop music to serve something authentic, classy and awe-inspiring. Her vocals never faltered, even as she took things higher, and this was visually arresting from start to finish.
The projection dress swallows the entire circular stage. And it becomes the canvas for manifold colours and patterns — from a stunning flowerscape to a whirpool of bright colours to abstract patterns that resemble art. The lights behind Elina play off of the patterns on the dress, resulting in something cohesive and wow.
Of all the performances today, this, along with Albania, seemed nearly flawless on first run-through. Subsequent takes were icing on the cake and further reason to celebrate.
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Photo & Footage: Courtesy of EBU & RTP