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More than 136k unique votes have been cast already in our annual Europrediction poll. Go to the voting page – here – and chose up to ten favourites entries of yours for qualifying in the final or edit your current votes. An hours before each of the semi finals, we will announce the web voting results along the invited juries voting and polls combination’s results.
➡️ SCHEDULE OF THE DAY
13:30-13:50 THE NETHERLANDS
13:55-16:15 NORTH MACEDONIA
In the beginning, the background is blue and reminiscent of the sky and the singer and singer of KEiiNO come in. The color turns green and the refrain dominates a frozen landscape. At the moment the Sami artist sings, the floor becomes white and there are formations that refer to the culture of this breed. Colors alternate between green and orange and went better than the first rehearsal. The KEiiNo mark is reindeer. The reception at the press center was warm enough. In the last test, fireworks and smoke gold were used at the point where the Sami artist sang.
⚠️ NOT SURE
ESCKAZ.COM REPORTS: The trio gives another good vocal performance and are supported by a video backdrop that goes from the snowy mountains to space.
EUROVOIX.COM: The backdrop now includes galaxies, Northern Lights and several Sámi graphs
EUROWIZJA.ORG REPORTS: The whole performance is a kind of apogee of trash and kitsch, but the tastes are different – the Norwegian presentation will certainly find its supporters.
THE NETHERLANDS 🇳🇱
Duncan sits on a piano in the center of the stage sitting on a piano / synthesizer and from there performs his song throughout his life. She wears the same clothes as those of the first rehearsal, casual blue hat and beige boots. On the piano there is a transparent cube through which it emits a white light. The backdrop is on a blue background with its shades alternating darker and sometimes more open, while fumes and clouds complement the look reminding of the night sky. The singer’s television is better illuminated by the use of the cube, but sometimes his face is hidden behind the light. The effort to match TV footage to Duncan’s performance is evident, and for this reason the breaks between the three attempts are quite large. Duncan vocals, as always, is very good. The Netherlands insists on introducing the Arcade in a very simple and simple way by betting on Duncan’s performance and the quality of the song itself. The reaction to the press is quite positive without the expected enthusiasm being diffused. I wonder: are fans serious considering this one a winner?
ESCKAZ.COM REPORTS: The colors of blue and purple contribute to the melancholy atmosphere, and the backdrop really enhances the drama.
EUROVOIX.COM: The orb of light is now on ground beside the piano
EUROWIZJA.ORG REPORTS: On stage, Duncan plays the piano on which a transparent box with a shining ball is placed. A completely unnecessary prop.
NORTH MACEDONIA 🇲🇰
In the second rehearsal, Tamara wears a green dress and her main mirror image is mirrors and multiple idols. Graphics depict several faces that reflect the relationship between mother and child. At first, the sound was subdued. After the bridge the mirrors are turned off and stays alone on the stage. Lighting is centered on it, as the scene is dark. In the end, the image of a mother with her child dominates. The response to the press center was hot.
ESCKAZ.COM REPORTS: Tamara’s voice takes time to warm up, but once it does it can melt icebergs. She’s a powerful performer with a lot of presence
EUROVOIX.COM: Lots of wide shots in this run through
EUROWIZJA.ORG REPORTS: Excellent vocal and eye-pleasing presentation with mirrors – big applause in the press center
Simply stunning. The Netherlands and Russia are not favourites anymore for press are members. The reaction to this one was extremely enthusiastic and storming. Chingiz gives a spectacular performance, excellent vocals and spreads his “truth” and sexiness like no one else. A must-see performance on May 16! In the background a feminine figure is formed on a blue background. The whole spectacle is quite impressive with the culmination of the effect with the soul that leaves and returns to Chingiz’s body. The lights are in blue, red and yellow shades. The same vocals are pretty good. The response to the press is good enough. The ideal closure for the second semifinals.
ESCKAZ.COM REPORTS: Chingiz changes his hairstyle and looks better in my opinion. I think there were some sound problems, cause he entered after the music throughout the entire song.
EUROVOIX.COM: A brief water overlay has been added for the second chorus
EUROWIZJA.ORG REPORTS: The performance is inflated to everyone: there are robot hands, there is a graphic overlay. But there is also a good voice and an impressive Middle Eastern vocalist. Thunderous applause in the press center.