On Saturday evening Germany crowned Lithuania’s The Roop its Eurovision 2020 winners as part of Eurovision Song Contest 2020: The German Final. As part of the evening of entertainment, Germany’s home contestant Ben Dolic had the chance to perform a realistic impression of how his entry would have looked on stage in Rotterdam.
It’s obviously impossible to mirror perfectly the conditions and scale of the Eurovision stage Ben would have mounted in Rotterdam. However, the team tried to give us the best possible impression of the intended Eurovision performance.
With projections on a LED wall behind Ben and a cocktail bar on stage, the performance definitely looked contemporary and young. Even though Ben’s vocals sounded a bit shaky at first, he soon found his way back to top form. Singing the new Eurovision version, he hit that impressive high note at the end of the song for the first time. Ben was joined by four backing dancers who helped create the club feel, aided by video footage of arms and bodies waving and swaying at the club.
In terms of styling, Ben kept it simple, wearing an on-trend bomber jacket in army green with a pop of orange lining. He teamed the jacket with a pair of flattering trousers and black shoes — always good for the club!
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Here it is! The day of our big show. I am forever thankful for the whole team who put their sweat and tears into this project. Everyone had done an amazing job! Thank you all for your support! Catch the performance today at 20:15 on ARD1! There will also be a glimps of it a bit later on Europe Shine a Light!
Ben was clearly very excited to perform the song live with staging. Ahead of the show, he teased his performance with a lovely photo on Instagram and the following caption.
He wrote: “Here it is! The day of our big show. I am forever thankful for the whole team who put their sweat and tears into this project. Everyone had done an amazing job! Thank you all for your support! Catch the performance today at 20:15 on ARD1! There will also be a glimpse of it a bit later on Europe Shine a Light!”
What do you think of Ben’s live performance? Did the staging recreate the feel of his music video? Do you think it would have elevated on stage in Rotterdam? Shout it out below!