Sweden 2018 🇸🇪 second rehearsal: when vintage becomes trendy
Fotis Konstantopoulos (Greece)
SWEDEN – Undoubtedly a powerful entry, modern and resembling to Justin Timberlake. Exactly what the international music industry wants. Benjamin makes him dream come true and it’s true that Pernilla’s son will make it high. Europrediction, betting odds and fan polls predict it high. After all the powerful presentation and the solid vocals will surely give another Top 7 at least ranking from Sweden somehow. Light, airy and nimble would accurately describe Benjamin Ingrosso’s solo performance on his own little light stage within the arena stage. Shifting mainly between flashy white and red neon lights give a speedy impression of walking on air as the platform where Benjamin stands on subtlety disappears between the top and bottom half of the stage to form one continuous light flat wall impression.
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SWEDEN 🇸🇪 ON THE WEB
ESCKAZ.COM: I wonder if the lack of light in the hall could lower the excitement of the audience and in this way influence the impression people at home get of the performance.
ESCBUBBLE.COM: Overall a good song, but vocals need to be better (he seeed ok in the last run through). I’m predicting a Top 5 finish for Sweden again.
ESCXTRA.COM: The vocals are very solid from Benjamin. The chorus has lost power in comparison to the Melodifestivalen performance due to the removal of the backing track vocals. Benjamin and the backing singers focus on singing the higher vocal line which means the lower vocal line is given less attention and resulting in less depth in the chorus. However, for the first time viewer, this will have no effect.
EUROVOIX.COM: The monochrome aesthetics work well as a palette cleanser after a number of vibrant visually stimulating performances. Another vocally strong run.