Poland’s DJ Gromee may be one of the most meme-able acts of the year. During his first rehearsal at Eurovision 2018 he served his hilarious wave dance, making motion in the Altice Arena ocean — and with non-stop charisma and a very big smile. Standing on an elevated turntable stage, he’s eye-catching and unforgettable. He may not speak much English, but he’s definitely conveying a sense of joy and enthusiasm to Europe.
While he busts a move and spins tables, Lukas stands before Gromee’s stand — it’s very purple-pink, very JOWST — wearing his hat and nailing his vocals. The dark staging with plum-fuschia accents works incredibly well. It creates a club atmosphere that prepares you to move. The quick-changing camera cuts add pace and rhythm, amping up the energy of this very infectious performance. A bit of pyro — think geysers emitting sparks — is tasteful yet explosive. This is sleek, Scandi and very well-done.
Aiming for uplifting and fun, Poland absolutely nails it. It’s the perfect balance of professionalism and party — and should sail through to the final.
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Poland: First rehearsal at Eurovision 2018
Poland: First press conference 2018
Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)