If it ain’t broke, why fix it? Denmark understands that and seemingly copy and pasted their stage show from the national final. During Rasmussen’s first rehearsal, much remained the same with Rasmussen leading an army of bearded men into battle. They no longer stand on ship-like structures and raised platforms. Instead they stomp it out directly on the stage, which has hues of the ocean with the dark blue lighting.
Two sails appear behind them…though at times the cloth resembles drying laundry. (Improved camera angles might make them look more impressive and imposing). Toward the end of the song a white flag is raised. To us that connotes surrender, but perhaps that fits with Rasmussen’s theme of resolving conflicts. Sometimes you have to raise your hands up and say “no more drama” for the greater good.
Another change? Rasmussen seems to have conditioned his hair! Today it was silky, smooth and shiny. This Viking must have a hair dresser in the undercarriage of his ship.
Rasmussen — “Higher Ground”: Reviews and Reactions
Denmark: First rehearsal at Eurovision 2018
Denmark: First press conference 2018
Footage & Photos: EBU (Thomas Hanses)