And at his first rehearsal, Belgium’s Eliot werked a kimono-bomber jacket combo lit in shades of blues and reds.
The look is very urban meets oriental with a lot of tassels.
Vocally this was on point. There were no notes out of place in his run-throughs and Eliot sounds the most confident we’ve heard him.
However there were some staging problems, particularly with shaky camera angles in the first run through. Likewise it was hard to discern narrative from the screens, there are blues and reds, but also a zebra print effect through the chorus.
That said, we did see progression in later runs. In particular the opening half of the performance is effective in creating atmosphere and at times Eliot almost seems somewhat other worldly, which helps elevate the aesthetic.
Eliot’s backing dancers use drums during to create drama and with the right camera angles there is potential there to create the intensity this has been looking for. More close up camera shots and atmosphere, which the Belgian team added in successive runs today, will raise this higher.
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Photo Credit: EBU