Previous Article LISBON 2018 PORTUGAL VIDEO EUROCLUB 2018 🇵🇹 watch Catarina Pereira performing last night 11/05/2018 READ MORE Next Article LISBON 2018 NEWS SPAIN Spain 2018 🇪🇸 whats wrong with people? stage director Tinet Rubira also attacks Israeli entry 11/05/2018 READ MORE 24 comments SWEDEN 🇸🇪 Brief pause before the song starts as the camera focusses on the audience, Benjamin now starts and is seen on stage with red lights moving up and down behind him. This is interspaced by white lights and wearing a black costume, with sparkly jacket, Benjamin stands solo on stage He moves across the stage from left ot right and back with some choreographed dance moves The camera makes some brief changes to capture different shots of Benjamin The camera also briefly zooms out but with the darkened background there is little focus except Banjamin on the stage. Song ends with one dance move and the camera zooming out MOLDOVA 🇲🇩 On stage, darkness makes way for the white panel where our singers emerge from The play carried out in stage makes full use of the panel and the opening and closing of doors and our singers, two males, one female use choreographed dance moves to play out the song lyrics Some comedian elements are added suring the melodical part of the song and the contrast in costumes, red, yellow and black play out well Camera stays on centre stage, panning at times around to capture some audience reaction Song ends abruptly and camera focusses on audience reaction as it zooms out BULGARIA 🇧🇬 Lights switch on gradually as the stage is set to darkness Our group are centre stage and facing each other as they angle turns and the camera creates the visual effect of turning three people into one The light emerges in blue and entirely engulfs the stage as the camera briefly zooms out Our female singer comes centre stage and the camera focusses on her and then zooms out once more There is constant zooming as the song reaches its crescendo, with panning of the stage flashes of light Some smoke emerges on stage as the song reaches its conclusion, which is very gradual to silence and the camera stays fixed on the stage FINLAND 🇫🇮 A dark stage and Saara is pegged to her turntable which proceeds to spin around as she reaches the main focus of the song The contrast of white, blue light with darkness works well visually and Saara moves off the turntable and is accompanied to front of stage by backing dancers The choreographed moves begin and the camera pans about the stage, briefly capturing audience reaction The storbe lighting focussing on stage and the camera zooms out fully before returning to Saara As lights consume the stage, the song reaches a loud ending and the camera entirely zooms out 💡 We go to the green room We are introduced to Serbia and Austria for brief interviews Now we return to stage Brief mention to Lys Assia who passed away and we continue with the show AUSTRALIA 🇦🇺 Jessica stands centre stage wearing her blue dress as lights move rapidly behind her, alternating from blue to white There is some limited dance moves from Jessica as the camera zooms out and then in again, to capture stage and audience reaction Jessica crouches down on stage in a chareographed dance move as the music ups the tempo There are flashes of light behind Jessica as the song reaches the chorus line Jessica now starts her frantic choreographed dancing as the camera zooms out for audience reaction The camera pans front of stage and Jessica reaches the song’s conclusion. Unlike the semifinal, the other dancer was not visible DENMARK 🇩🇰 Rasmussen stands centre stage surrounded by smoke and blue light The camera shows him elevated for a moment before the four backing singers join in and the camera zooms in and out from stage The vocals are accompanied by flashes of light on key notes and all five on stage are using chareographed stepping to highlight the marching indicated by the song There is some movement as backing singers move about but movement is limited to centre and front stage, the camera follows There is a windswept moment as a flag is raised by one of the backing singers as the song reaches its conclusion and the camera zooms out to capture audience reaction CZECH REPUBLIC 🇨🇿 Mikolas is on stage wearing his traditional braces and white shirt. The flashes of light are added as the song takes on a more vibrant quality Dancers are shown either side of him adn the camera focusses on them as Mikolas continues his solo dance on stage He is now joined by both dancers as he wiggles on stage, the choreography kicking off the camera to zoom out and capture audience reaction The dancers take centre stage and Mikalas joins them to conclude the song on a choreogaphed move FRANCE 🇫🇷 On stage both singers are wearing black as the camera pans around them Both stand to face each other, occupying centre stage before moving up front. The camera zooms out and then back to the stage The lighting of blue on black and the emergence of smoke on stage adds to the emotion of the song as the female singer moves around the stage and towards the audience The camera follows her as she returns to the male singer, who is holding a guitar The song plays continuously without any dips in sound and the camera zooms out towards the audience on arrival of the chorus line The song concludes with both singers facing each other as the lighting shines bright behind them ALBANIA 🇦🇱 A dark setting on stage with a sudden burst of blue light as Eugent is shown centre stage alongside two musicians The camera pans the stage, zooming out temporarily before returning to the singer on stage. Now the backing dancers are shown as the song gathers momentum Red lights, changing to blue encompass the stage as Eugent uses small hand gestures to convey changes in pitch The camera pans and zooms across the stage and the lights flash on and off as the song reaches its highlight moment The audience is briefly shown as the camera zooms out and a 360 view is made around Eugent as the song concludes on a high musical note GERMANY 🇩🇪 Michael is surrounded by darkness as a spotlight focusses on him centre stage The camera moves slowly from one side of Michael to the other as cartoon animation is shown behind him Holding a microphone stand, Michael is on stage with two led screens behind him showing family images which stand out due to the lighting contrast on stage The camera keeps pans across stage, rarely moving away There is now a flash of white and red light as Michael reaches a key point of the song. Hearts are shown behind him and he leans towards the song’s conclusion A soft and gradual end to the song and the camera finally zooms out for audience reaction SERBIA 🇷🇸 Darkness on stage as sudden white lights emerge as our singers are huddled together centre stage An old man with a flute is shown by the camera and blue lights decorate the stage There is contrast in costumes from the flowing white dress to the dark jacket and trousers The camera pans across stage as the drummer is shown drumming away The movement is very much centre stage and even as the beat ups in tempo none of the singers move very much aside from a back and forth movement There is now some circling of the centre of the stage and the lights alternate from red, blue and white The song concludes with the camera fixed on the performers on centre stage and then moves towards capturing audience reaction UNITED KINGDOM 🇬🇧 SuRie is on stage surrounded by darkeness and some strobbing blue lights SuRie is inside a light tunnel, the vocals are a little low on this, more than expected SuRie is wearing a white dress and holding tightly to her microphone, she is using hand gestures to express the vocals The song picks up tempo and the camera zooms in and out from the stage There is some minimal dancing from SuRie and the lights explode behind her The beat picks up and the vocals sound a little higher, the camera pans to the audience as the song concludes SuRie says thank you and the camera pans away 🗳 REMEMBER TO VOTE IN EUROPREDICTION 2018 http://www.oikotimes.com/vote PORTUGAL 🇵🇹 Claudia is on centre stage surrounded in darkness as lights are gradually turned on The song is very melodical with good melodical beat and use of light as the camera pans across the stage We now have our duet on stage as the song picks up pace, both female singers are accompanied by some changes in lighting from red to blue They are both swaying to the music and the camera follows this by slowly panning from one side of Claudia to the other. The song ends smoothly and the camera pans to the audience We now have a break as the hosts mention how beautiful that was NORWAY 🇳🇴 Alexander is on stage sitting down and mimicking his violin and drums now the keyboard as the song picks up pace, Aleksander stands up and proceeds to move around centre stage and dance Her is joined by some backing dancers as the jacket comes off and the camera pans to the sudience The choreographed dance moves are highlighted by the camera as Aleksander is left on stage alone with a violin and a crescendo of flashing light The dancers rejoin and dancing starts once more With five people on stage including Alexander the dance moves and the violen is well executed and there is good use of camera work The song concludes with Aleksander and dancers standing centre stage ESTONIA 🇪🇪 A blue image with flashing white lights as Elina stands centre stage in a sequined grey dress Suddenly the led lights come in and her dress magically extends in size as the words go up a level or three the dress alternates colours and Elina’s voice increases in both tempo and pitch Our stage has turned red and camera zooms in and out to capture audience reaction There is a cemra play on focussing on either side of Elina’s face and as the song reaches its conclusion the camera focusses once more on the dress There is good hand gestures throughout by Elina to convey emotion There is a swirl pattern captured from above as Elina reaches the end of the song and the dress spins circles of clour AUSTRIA 🇦🇹 Cesar on stage dressed in his now traditional blue/grey outfit Standing atop the stage he is lifted up in the air as lights engulf him and smoke emerges beneath him The passion to the song is conveyed with hand gestures and Cesar does some brief dance moves as the song picks up pacd Cesar now descends the stage and moves around it, changing from brief runs to casual walking around the stage, red lights suddenly engulf his surroundings and he ends, standing centre stage The song ends with Cesar smiling and waving at the audience LITHUANIA 🇱🇹 Ieva is on centre stage with stong lights focussed behind her. She is lying on the stage in her long white dress and surrounded by those lights The song plays well with Leva’s vocals and there are nice touches of echo when the words show emotion As the song progresses, Leva now gets up and walks across the stage as the camera follows her She is now stepping up the stairs as she continues to sing, there are some hand gestures to convey emotion and she stands in front of the stair balcony as a man approaches, whom she embraces The song now ends with both laughing and smiling atop the stairs SLOVENIA 🇸🇮 Our stage is engulfed in blue light as Lea takes to the stage in her traditional pink hair She is accompanied by the four backing dancers and all occupy centre stage, there is much strobe lighting to this song and a monotonous beat which is easily followed by choreographed dance moves Lea is now walking around the stage and moves towards the front of the stage accompanied by her backing dancers The music stops and Lea starts calling out for music, this part of the song adds the element of surprise and then the music starts again and the dancing continues once more The song reaches a sudden end and the camera pans towards the audience SPAIN 🇪🇸 We are introduced to Alfred on stage and Amaia who are on opposite sides Alfred is wearing a red suit while Amaia is wearing a sequined black dress Both proceed to come closer to each other and as the song continues, they sway together and hold hands Both occupy centre stage as the melody rises steadily along with their words As the song edges towards its crescendo, Both walk aweay and then back together once more holding hands The lighting is very minimal with some strobe lighting in the background, a dark stage with some flashes of light As opposed to previousd versions, at the end there is no kiss, they simply touch heads and smile at each other UKRAINE 🇺🇦 Our singer, Melovin appears on stage surrounded by red lighting and is once again lifted from his cacoon and proceeds to walk towards the stage He is accompanied by four backing singers all wearing suits There is zooming from the camera to both audience and stage as the music livens up Melovin then walks towards the piano and proceeds to play it to accompany the music The fire starts to rise and engulfes his surroundings The song ends in a crescendo and throughout there are glimpses where Melovin and his aquatic blue eye are shown to the camera Our hosts are on stage introducing all 26 finalists on the scoreboard and their respective running order Hosts have now introduced the start of the contest Welcome to the Press Rehearsal of the Grand Final. It is interesting to see that besides Cyprus, Israel and France the top five in the betting odds include Ireland and Lithuania. Comments are closed.