czech republic lake malawi first rehearsal eurovision 2019

Lake Malawi have taken the Instagram-theme from their music video to the next level. During their first rehearsal at Eurovision 2019 they stood inside a series of frames that mirrored the Instagram Stories frame. They’re performing in real time and it really shows.

But this wasn’t a static performance. They also jumped out of the frames, rocked on with their guitars in and out of the frames, and used them as a background to tell a very modern and timeless story: boy loves girl, boy and girl grow up, boy and girl grow distance.

Albert’s stage presence is undeniable. His connection with the audience is palpable and he seemed to stare straight through the camera and into viewers’ eyes. His dancing is awkward — no doubt. But it actually fits perfectly with the performance and the spirit of an indie band. This is quality and it will sail into the final.

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fmwa
11 months ago

Thats the best thing i watched , thanks for sharing such a nice video, waiting for more events like this soon.

Jingo
Jingo
1 year ago

This is clearly the bottom act?will not qualify for sureee

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 year ago

It’s a good live production. But, I still don’t like the lower key of the song compared to the studio version.

Christopher
Christopher
1 year ago

I just find the song and the lead singer creepy as hell. I hope it doesn’t make it.

NickC
NickC
1 year ago

I never liked the song, but I can see the appeal with their innovative staging. Looks like they will qualify.

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago

are you all judging vocals from the 1st rehearsal??? oh pls, give me a break!!

Judgemental
Judgemental
1 year ago
Reply to  Jo.

Everything is judged here, not only vocals, we’re esc fans, bitter whiny bitc*es per se.

Nikki
Nikki
1 year ago

They putting a nice show phisically, but Albert’s vocals need to improve a lot in this week

Doris
Doris
1 year ago

Horrible, are people deaf ????

Ezal
Ezal
1 year ago

If only he could sing tho

Gavin
Gavin
1 year ago
Reply to  Ezal

He seemed to have no problem in London. Full of energy and vocal talent.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago

Colorful, charming and accessible as expected. And it seems that they’re trying to be creative like the video. So I guess Czechia is playing all the right cards again. I’m curious to check the final product.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
1 year ago

Seems pretty cool, friendly, lively. There’s a lot going on, it almost seems like they’re checking all their ideas, yeah, it seems like Czech Republic’s gonna easily qualify.

Colin
Colin
1 year ago

They are charismatic with a big fun factor, surrounded by two slow songs in national languages. They will likely qualify. Good luck, Czechia!

Kris
Kris
1 year ago

Why is he wearing those earings though?

Hmm
Hmm
1 year ago

Not that impressed by this. Well, I admit this is not my type of song though…

Anyways, I am still wishing Lake Malawi good luck for Qualification.

Serhatari
Serhatari
1 year ago

A song treated badly by ESC fans, this will qualify (juries will love this)

Serena00
Serena00
1 year ago

It’s okay. They can qualify I guess

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
1 year ago

I think this might be a borderline qualifier, his voice is a bit shaky and (imo) he dances weird but visually it’s amazing and I love the props. All 4 acts so far had props so that’s very interesting.