She came to stage in Tel Aviv on a beatiful egg full of flowers, surrounded by three backing vocalists and two fencers.
And on that stage Katerine Duska hit high note after high note in her first rehearsal.
Greece’s girl can hit a long high-pitched note, as she’s repeatedly proven, but that performance has so much to unpack, so our William went to speak with her.
Katerine Duska – interview (Greece Eurovision 2019)
Katerine landed in Tel Aviv after a long Eurovision journey which started earlier this year. To her, it’s been the “most educating” process in her music career, albeit she feels it’s been too “intense” so far to really acknowledge how much she’s evolved.
The journey is sadly about to end, but here we are in the rehearsals. Things which need to be adjusted from first rehearsal but our girl is upbeat and optimistic in outlook. “That’s what rehearsals are for!”, she says.
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And indeed, there have been several dramatic moments in Katerine’s way to the Eurovision olympus. In fact, her performance at Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam was marked by two major drawbacks: she was ill, and she had in-ear problems.
However, Katerine feels relieved that, if something had to go wrong, it went wrong earlier, and now there are no clouds shadowing the performance.
She also revealed the Greek delegation wants a bit more of light on their staging. That’s the main issue Katerine highlighted while reviewing her first rehearsal. She also praised the team in Israel, which has been very attentive with them,
Katerine Duska – first rehearsal’s press conference (Greece Eurovision 2019)
And…what about the meaning of the staging? Katerine said she’d like to keep it “open for interpretation”, but William had one idea: an ovary, reflecting imagery in the performance of rebirth and the lotus flower.
During William’s chat with her, Katerine also revealed her team is still working on the vocal mix for “Better love”.
What is your interpretation of the “Better love” staging? Would you also change the lighting scheme? What do you think of Greece’s chances this year? Tell us in the comment section below!