At the national final in Lithuania, Jurij Veklenko was a ray of light in a sombre stage show.
And in Lithuania’s first rehearsal at Eurovision 2019, Jurij got some help on that front.
That’s because Lithuania’s screens focus on brightening the dark stage.
Lights pulse behind him, spotlights illuminate him from all angles, and a slew of closeup shots on his face put his warmth as a performer front and centre.
Admittedly, initial run throughs left people cold, but by the final run through Lithuania had started to pull things back.
This is a subtler show than others we’ve seen today, but Jurij’s vocal was fully put together.
Greater use of the light effects that are already in the performance, including projections, and Lithuania could be onto something.
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Lithuania: First rehearsal at Eurovision 2019
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Photo Credit: EBU