They say first the worst, second the best.
And today Poland, Slovenia and the Czech Republic took another shot at rehearsals at Eurovision 2019. Find out our reviews below.
Reactions to second rehearsals at Eurovision 2019: Poland, Slovenia and Czech Republic
Poland: Tulia with “Fire of Love (Pali sie)”
Earlier this week Tulia battled technical problems and in their second rehearsals the ladies from Poland had another false start. However, proving what professionals they are, they made up for it in successive runs. This has a mystical feeling that is not on show elsewhere in the running order. Their vocals sound fantastic and the use of the lazy susan transports you to another world. It is not the most kinetic of performances – likely a result of the intricate costumes they wear – however, this is memorable.
Tulia, “Fire of Love (Pali sie)”
Slovenia: Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl with “Sebi”
Shades of blue, shades of the new. At Slovenia’s second rehearsal at Eurovision 2019, Zala Kralj & Gasper Santl nailed the intimacy that has become their calling card. In-ear problems troubled the first run through. There were new wider shots, but those tend to squander the intimacy between the couple. In a performance that is all about the connection between lovers, it seems a curious choice to play to the crowd. The galaxy backdrop is beautiful, but something between it and the feeling Slovenia is trying to convey does not quite match up.
Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl, “Sebi”
Czech Republic: Lake Malawi with “Friend Of A Friend”
Unfortunately we had no feed in the press centre for this rehearsal, however our bloggers on the ground in the arena were making positive noises. The main note is that the band needs to channel their effervescent stage presence into a killer vocal. We love the enthusiasm from the jumping, but not at the expense of hearing the studio quality vocal we know they can deliver. No doubt Lake Malawi will have things locked down by dress rehearsals.
In his press conference, Albert addressed the “enthusiasm” criticism and said Lake Malawi are approaching the jury and televised performances differently. The jury show focus will be on vocal perfection, with enthusiastic elements unleashed in the live semi-final. And that divide and conquer approach could pay dividends.
Lake Malawi with “Friend Of A Friend”
Photo Credit (EBU)