JESC 2013: JURY REHEARSAL LIVE REPORT
KYIV, UKRAINE – Welcome to the jury dress rehearsal. During this show which is open to the public, national juries across Europe are voting for tomorrow’s grand final. The show began on time with an opening dance act inspired by fairytales and then all participants paraded on stage. Timurs brings Zlata Ognevich through his magic box and the show begins.
Sweden – Eliias – Det är dit vi ska
VOCAL PERFORMANCE: very average vocal performance definitely weak
STAGE PRESENTATION: static but very professional
CAMERA WORK: very good angles and aspects with many close ups
OUTFIT: very casual and rock for this young star
AUDIENCE REACTION: mediocre applause in the arena
Azerbaijan – Rustam Karimov – Me and my guitar
VOCAL PERFORMANCE: Very sweet baby voice, not the best but you understand this is a JESC singer
STAGE PRESENTATION: nice choreography and nice idea with the fake guitar chords
CAMERA WORK: Rustam is now following the cameras and I love his facials in the close ups
OUTFIT: This is a pure Junior sportive look and you simply love Rustam!
AUDIENCE REACTION: normal applause in the arena
Armenia – Monica – Choco Factory
VOCAL PERFORMANCE: Very strong and powerful voice but very noisy for my ears
STAGE PRESENTATION: Candy props and dancers who are using the stage properly
CAMERA WORK: The cameras give the real proportion of the song on TV. Fireworks on stage!!!
OUTFIT: Dressed happily like Candy Group from Georgia. Overall nice outfits
AUDIENCE REACTION: big reaction in the arena. kids love candies, that’s true!
San Marino – Michele Perniola – O-o-O Sole intorno a me
VOCAL PERFORMANCE: Very noisy voice almost screamy but overall his voice is over the music and creates a bit of confusion in my ears. He’s singing good and powerfully but the sound in the monitors are not working properly to judge what am I listening.
STAGE PRESENTATION: Michele is a showman and he is a very good one! I give him credit for that
CAMERA WORK: Nice camera work but the stage is too dark I can hardly see something.
OUTFIT: The MJ golden jacket is kitch but due to Michele’s love for MJ, I totally respect it!
AUDIENCE REACTION: big applause for San Marino in the arena (welcome to Junior Eurovision)
FYR Macedonia – Barbara Popović – Ohrid i Muzika
VOCAL PERFORMANCE: Dreadful
STAGE PRESENTATION: Remember the Israeli entries of 70s and 80s? Well that’s what it’s all about
CAMERA WORK: What can a camera do with trash! I wonder…
OUTFIT: Well I have to admit the outfits are cool and OK
Ukraine – Sofia Tarasova – We are one
VOCAL PERFORMANCE: Very powerful and confident but the music is not well co ordinated
STAGE PRESENTATION: Solo performance with Sofia having such an amazing eye look
CAMERA WORK: Pretty much OK and fits with the song although too many generic shots
OUTFIT: Girl white dress suitable for a girl in this age
AUDIENCE REACTION: It’s the host country! You can imagine the reaction!
We have a break now but I have to emphasize that almost all songs are destroyed by the poor sound. The music level with the vocal level is very bad on minitor and even worst within the arena. The first 6 songs are lost all hopes with the national juries unfortunately
Belarus – Ilya Volkov – Poy so Mnoy
VOCAL PERFORMANCE: Excellent! no other word needed
STAGE PRESENTATION: Great choregraphy, wel delivered
CAMERA WORK: The camera work is doing great job presenting the act and performance
OUTFIT: Simply casual and athletic style. Nice choise!
AUDIENCE REACTION: Big applause
Moldova – Rafael Bobeica – Cum să fim
VOCAL PERFORMANCE: wow! much better than any rehearsal. sounds almost excellent!
STAGE PRESENTATION: very artistic and a message is spread. props are used by the dancers. we also have fireworks in this song. I think it’s the first time I see fireworks in Junior Eurovision but then again I might be wrong.
CAMERA WORK: intersting camera work presenting the song at its best
OUTFIT: causual junior style with a taxedo
AUDIENCE REACTION: big applause
Georgia – The Smile Shop – Give your smile
VOCAL PERFORMANCE: very good and stable voices. well done guys
STAGE PRESENTATION: starts in black and white version and turns colorful. nice duets formed on stage delivering the song flawless.
CAMERA WORK: nice camera work with many close ups
OUTFIT: vintage look with evening dresses for the girls and suits for the boys. nice! me liky!
AUDIENCE REACTION: very big applause
The Netherlands – Mylène & Rosanne – Double me
VOCAL PERFORMANCE: nice vocal performance but one of the twins’ microphone is not working!!! most likely this song will be performed again at the end of the jury rehearsal!
STAGE PRESENTATION: lockers and female dancers joining the twins and sound nice
CAMERA WORK: very good especially when comined with the stage colours
OUTFIT: athletic outfits as cheer-leaders. lovely! purely junior entry
AUDIENCE REACTION: big applause for the professional twins who didn’t stop upon problems
PREDICTION: 1-5 (most likely this song will be presented again on stage)
Malta – Gaia Cauchi – The Start
VOCAL PERFORMANCE: Simply THE BEST ever!
STAGE PRESENTATION: simple and effective. Gaia looks like Minnie Mouse AND I LOVE IT!
CAMERA WORK: The best camera work in combination with a stage that sparkls throughout the song
OUTFIT: shite girly junior style, what a girl in Gaia’s age should wear on stage
AUDIENCE REACTION: extremely big applause in the arena!!!
Russia – Dayana Kirillova – Dream On
VOCAL PERFORMANCE: ok today Dayana is simply excellent!
STAGE PRESENTATION: clever prop used (a boat), great light use in the opening of the song
CAMERA WORK: perfect angles and truly a great camera work on this one
OUTFIT: girly yellow dress and sailor suites for the dancers
AUDIENCE REACTION: very very bgi applause as well
The show hasn’t ended. The Netherlands are perofrming again due to a mistake with a microphone of one of the twins. Nevertheless we have some remarks about the show. The sound in the monitors was very bad for most of the songs especially the first 6 ones. Some entries like San Marino seem like they have no light on them and they are very dark. My favourites are now Malta, Belarus, Russia for the trophy!
MOCK VOTING RESULTS
86 points Sweden
86 points Azerbaijan
85 points Armenia