He won the hearts of Eurofans three years ago in Stockholm.
And at San Marino’s First Rehearsal for Eurovision 2019 Serhat reminded us all why.
The performance starts out with his backing dancers lit from above in pink.
Thereafter the stage explodes in light, revealing Serhat in a white suit and dancing atop a raised diamond.
There were problems with in-ears during the first run through, but the package tightened up with each successive run.
Serhat’s female backing singers after the opening assume their position behind three microphone stands, while the male backing dancers focus on the dancing.
It took time for the dancers to hit their marks, but by the third run through they had put it together. The screens are heavily focused on the song’s lyrics, including a part where Serhat is surrounded by letters.
Overall this is infectious and fun. Qualification remains up in the air because this is San Marino. However, Serhat is doing everything he can to get this gig across the line. And you have to salute that.
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