The 1950s was a decade known for pinup beauties.
And at Ireland’s first rehearsal at Eurovision 2019, Sarah McTernan was a vision in a red co-ord.
She starts her performance strutting out from between the spinning LED screens, before catching up with her backing dancers at their favourite milkshake bar.
Sarah wore a fun statement necklace with the word “Pow” and big hoops, giving a modern flourish to a staple fifties look.
Ireland has a particularly beautiful shot from overhead of Sarah spinning on a bar above a star scape. The rest of the scene is given over to a 1950s comic book vibe and lyrics lifted direct from “22”.
The camera angles still need work. There are bits where it doesn’t focus enough on Sarah and in one of the runs there was a a shot where we saw a cameraman running across stage.
On the whole Ireland have the ingredients here to serve up a delectable stage show. Tighter camera angles will help.
On the vocal front, Sarah sounded the best she has all season long.
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Ireland: First rehearsal at Eurovision 2019
Ireland: First press conference 2019
Photo Credit: EBU