He’s the Finnish superstar DJ — and he’s got a message to say in “Look Away”. Darude, along with singer Sebastian Rejman, had their first rehearsal in Tel Aviv this morning, with a different look to their performance from Finland’s UMK.
One element that does return from UMK is the dancer, representing a Mother Nature figure. But the box she stood on has been shrunk to the size of a small platform which she stands on in the centre of the stage. Darude has now been shoved to the side, DJing a raised platform.
Sebastian, meanwhile, sings from the very front of the stage the entire song. He’s still smouldering, despite some interesting choice in jeans – that appear to be half denim, half leather.
Currently, the camera shots perhaps show too much of the stage, making it seem somewhat empty during the performance. There’s good use of the LED, with the dancer “disappearing” in to the water behind her, before re-appearing on stage. But with some tweaking, this could still be an effective performance that will get the crowd going early on.
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Photo: Courtesy Andres Putting