Finland 2018 🇫🇮 second rehearsal: Saara is a monster and you better watch out!
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
FINLAND – Last country to rehearse today (we are all dead already). Saara Aalto is the record labels sweetheart and there is a huge promotion strategy behind her. She is loved booth in the UK and homeland Finland. BBC’s Graham Norton openly supports her. LGBT community worships her. But she is not stable in vocal performance. This is risky and tricky when it comes too qualification from such a strong semi final. Today thee second rehearsal seems improved although some notes were “cruel” for common ears but it’s rehearsal and things can change before the big night of the jury and public voting. It’s not a bad song but the vocals need urgent improvement. I like it but I am not sure I would have voted (this is totally personal and your tased doesn’t have to much with mine). But there are some talks about the video clip and the gay mocking off the Last Supper and I am surprised why wasn’t that ever discussed as religious offence to those who believe.
FINLAND 🇫🇮 ON THE WEB
ESCKAZ.COM: Vocally it’s very good and it looks nice in the hall, but on a second look the choreography is not spot on everywhere yet.
ESCBUBBLE.COM: They’ve added the ‘I ain’t scared no more’ really high pitched which I don’t like. Not sure why they added that in. Other than that the staging and performance was very similar to the last time-generally good.
ESCXTRA.COM: Saara’s vocals were fine, even when she was upside down. The backing vocalists have improved their vocals from the first rehearsal and especially the chorus sounds great.
EUROVOIX.COM: The song starts of vocally quite weak, and does improve but she does still struggle throughout the song. The lighting work quite well, and creates a very nice atmosphere, but this could very well not qualify