Often there are few surprises in a Swedish Eurovision rehearsal.
So often camera angle for camera angle, the performance is identical to Melodifestivalen.
But at Sweden’s first rehearsal at Eurovision 2019, John Lundvik switched things up.
His backing dancers have new outfits, the performance has more energy and soul, and the stage is brighter.
There are lights on the screens, lights from above, and light from the strength of the gospel vocals.
If criticism in recent years has focused on Swedish entries being “soulless” this performance neutralised that problem.
John Lundvik has charisma for days and his showmanship shows on stage.
This only got tighter and better with practice.
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Sweden: First rehearsal at Eurovision 2019
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Photo Credit: EBU