Sometimes in life you lose perspective on the bigger things.
But at the United Kingdom‘s first rehearsal at Eurovision 2019 Michael Rice showed us there is a bigger world out there.
Michael sounds fantastic and blends particularly well with his backing vocalists.
And in places there is staging promise. There’s an especially excellent shot where the backing dancers and Michel riff off one another around a pulsing circle of light.
And yet, at times, the UK staging felt lacking.
Michael spends a lot of the song on his own and at times seems to have no choreography to work with. He is charming in himself, but he can only do so much.
What this needs is direction and purpose. The final minute is powerful, but the UK is going to need more than one good minute to propel itself up the scoreboard at the Grand Final.
Michael Rice – “Bigger Than Us”: Reaction and Reviews
United Kingdom: First Rehearsal at Eurovision 2019
United Kingdom: First Press Conference at Eurovision 2019
Photo Credit: EBU