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Staging remains as it is, as was the first time. Roko wears the same clothes and the same wings, which turns to one point, while there are the same graphics and lighting. Voice is too good, as usual, with two small faults alone. There is no difference and the response was more positive.
ESCKAZ.COM REPORTS: This has a very strong Christian motive, and I’m sure televoters will have it in their top 10 in the semi-final.
EUROVOIX.COM REPORTS: Roko is interacting more with the LED’s
EUROWIZJA.ORG REPORTS: Not only the great voice, no doubt one of the best this year, does not disappoint.
On stage we see the LED screen in the first rehearsal. Her garment remains white, but with small differences, which makes it more “cool”. There was a brief pause to make some technical issues. The effects at the start are somewhat altered, but neon colors star in the same way as the first time. The dancers initially represent chameleons. Michela looks more comfortable and cheerful. She danced more and vocals were more stable.
ESCKAZ.COM REPORTS: Michela’s second rehearsal seems to be not as strong as the first one.
EUROVOIX.COM REPORTS: Several CGI effects have been added, such as fireflies and rain
EUROWIZJA.ORG REPORTS: It is well-coordinated with the character of Michela and magnetically pulls the receiver in for further viewing.
It was Jurij Vaklenko from Lithuania. Today she wears different clothes, a jacket that pulls out and stays with a t-shirt. Voice was very good. Lighting and shots remain the same, with the difference that Lithuania is less distant. One comment was that Jurij must be left and take the feeling he needs to better impart the song. He could qualify as he has enough allies to vote in the same Semi Finals.
ESCKAZ.COM REPORTS: The performance relays on his charisma, which he has in large amounts.
EUROVOIX.COM REPORTS: Jurij has ditched his jacket for this run through
EUROWIZJA.ORG REPORTS: A handsome vocalist dressed in black, a nice radio song, colorful, albeit subdued visualizations – only if he lacks a claw, and that is after all running with lions. Do you also lack the power in this performance?
In 2016 it widely spread (at least as a rumour) that the juries didn’t vote for Sergey because he entry was more of a show than a vocal performance based. I would like to see what the juries will vote this year, now that Sergey is presenting a song which is 100% focused on his personality, his stunning voice with a remarkably simple, futuristic and absolutely televised stage presentation. Mirrors who represent the aspects of our soul with various aspect of Sergey’s personality. Dark staging with bright message.
ESCKAZ.COM REPORTS: The illusion of the mirrors is being created by an actual mirror Sergey is looking at in the beginning. Then he moves to center stage where mirror-like LED screens awaits him. The effect is very strong and is complemented by Sergey perfect vocals.
EUROVOIX.COM REPORTS: Some LEDs initially didn’t work. The previous problems with the screens have been fixed
EUROWIZJA.ORG REPORTS: Sergey Lazarev proves that Russia has done her homework and goes not only for promotion to the finals, but for the next victory.
The presentation of the song is based on Jonida’s expression, which is portrayed in nearby television footage. The eagle that seemed to fly toward her in the first technical rehearsal has been removed. Voices in the first rehearsal today, Jonida had some instability in the song’s song, but it was really amazing on the way.
ESCKAZ.COM REPORTS: On the LED floor there’s a video of a nest, where people gathers, as a metaphor to Jonida’s cry for immigrants to come back to Albania.
EUROVOIX.COM REPORTS: A ring of fire appears under Jonida for the chorus
EUROWIZJA.ORG REPORTS: Although the song arouses different emotions among the journalists gathered in the Press Center, there is probably no one who would not judge the vocal technique of Jonida Maliqi badly.