Tonight the second semi-final of Vidbir 2020 took place.
Another eight contestants performed hoping to secure the three remaining spots in the final — with the ultimate goal of winning the Ukrainian ticket to Eurovision 2020.
After the points were added up, the lucky three were: Khayat, David Axelrod and Tvorchi.
Vidbir 2020: Semi-Final Two
In this year’s Vidbir, the acts faced jury members Tina Karol, Andriy Danylko and Vitaly Drozdov, as well as the televoters. Both the jury and televote contributed 50% of the overall results.
Qualified for the final
Khayat – “Call for Love”
Khayat dropped some fierce and high-art visuals for his performance. The performance seemed like somewhat out of space but yet on point. There was great interaction between the dancers and the camera work, too.
David Axelrod – “Horizon”
David had some dancers on stage – they were dressed in white wearing wings. The performance was effortless and the LED created some nice images.
Tvorchi – “Bonfire”
Rounding out the show was TVORCHI. He had some impressive vocals to show off. The lyrics were at times also appearing on the screen, creating direct interaction with the audience. However, the performance had an issue that recent Eurovision performances including a DJ on stage had as well – there was a sort of discrepancy between him and the singer.
Did not qualify
MOONZOO feat. F.M.F. Sure – “Maze”
MOONZOO and F.M.F. Sure opened the second semi-final with their track “Maze”. The performance was nicely staged and rapper F.M.F. brought some extra texture to the track. But unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to impress the judges nor the public.
FO SHO – “BLCK SQR”
FO SHO’s performance was all about vocal harmonies in the beginning, but they quickly unveiled their fierce attitude. Delivering a very contemporary cut, “BLCK SQR” came across as a very modern and impressive cut — that’s also due to the personalities of the trio.
Elina Ivashchenko – “Get Up”
Elina delivered an emotional performance of her X Factor winning song “Get Up”. The staging included smoke on the ground and a simple, yet effective LED-background. The camera focused on Elina herself and captured some great moments. Vocally, Elina was on point, too.
Oleksandr Poriadynskyi – “Savior”
Oleksandr’s performance was all about great vocal moments. His voice got to shine in his performance of “Savior”. The staging helped it come across as a dramatically presented and definitely emotional cut. However, the passionate performance didn’t end up too high with either judges and the public, which means that we won’t see him in the final again, unfortunately.
Garna – “Who We Are?”
Garna delivered a powerful and energetic performance with “Who We Are?” The LED effects went along well with the songs’ progression.
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