Two ethnic ballads and a banger from Belarus.
Another set of second rehearsals this time from Hungary, Belarus and Serbia. Here’s our thoughts:
Reactions to second rehearsals at Eurovision 2019: Hungary, Belarus and Serbia
Hungary: Joci Papai with “Az en apam”
Joci Papai gives you all the feels. His vocal sounds stunning and it has been paired with an absolutely stellar stageshow. As an overall package this has extreme emotional impact. There is a particularly fabulous shot where Joci walks out over a “tree of life” as lights fill the stage behind them. After that rehearsal, there can be little doubt Hungary is headed for qualification once again.
Joci Papai – “Az en apam”
Belarus: Zena with “Like It”
Glamour gal of the gas pedal! At Belarus’ second rehearsal at Eurovision 2019 Zena was pretty in pink. This felt so much tighter than the first rehearsal, with better camera angles and more purposeful choreography. The pink theme has been amped up in all elements and it adds a youthful quality the production was lacking before. At times it still has urban edge, but it also has touches that make the song accessible for a younger audience. Zena is doing everything she can to get Belarus into the grand final and it shows.
Zena – “Like It”
Serbia: Nevena Bozovic with “Kruna”
The main development in Serbia’s performance has been work on the whirlpool. There was a first run fumble were the effect was overlaid on a wide shot, but that was fixed in subsequent runs. Nevena now appears to cast the whirlpool into the sky and then take full control over it, banishing evil emotions. This is fierce. This alludes to Frozen. This is fabulous. The juries are going to eat it up and televoters will not be far behind.
Nevena Bozovic – “Kruna”
Photo Credit: EBU