Lisbon 2018

Sacha Jean-Baptiste to stage Equinox’ performance for Eurovision

Bulgarian broadcaster BNT has announced today that Choreographer and Creative Director Sacha Jean-Baptiste will be returning to stage “Bones”, the entry for Equinox in Lisbon, hoping to repeat their successful collaboration in Kyiv last year.

BNT announcement

“Together we hope to deliver a modern, stylish and visually appealing staging.”

Finishing in second place last year, working on Kristian Kostov’s entry “Beautiful Mess”, BNT and Sacha will be looking to continue that success in Lisbon. It will also be another busy year for Sacha, who along with Equinox, is already working with Eleni Foureira and the Cypriot delegation on the stage performance for “Fuego”.

Sacha’s songs

The name top of the list for any delegation, Sacha Jean-Baptise has built up an impressive range of entries staged since 2015. Having been a regular with the Georgian delegation in recent years, Sacha has since extended her help to other delegations. Working on no less than four entries in 2016 and likewise in 2017 with the class of 2017 including – Armenia’s “Fly With Me”, Australia’s “Don’t Come Easy”, Bulgaria’s “Beautiful Mess” and Georgia’s “Keep The Faith”.

Putting the meat on the Bones

For every good staging it needs a solid performance to match it and this year Bulgaria are relying on Equinox. They are a five piece common framework consisting of Zhana Bergendorff, Vlado Mihailov, Georgi Simeonov ‘JJ’, Johnny Manuel and Trey Campbell. Bulgaria’s songwriter Boris Milanov, who is looking to continue Bulgaria’s newfound Eurovision success since their return, discusses more about the project and identity of the song in a new interview.

Can Sacha deliver for Bulgaria again? How would you stage Bones?

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Lisa Bird

My first Eurovision memory was watching 1994 as a hatchling. I've been tapping my talons to the bops and bangers from Europe and beyond ever since! I finally spread my wings to attending the contest in Lisbon 2018 and am now a regular at many events and national finals - especially my regular nest at Eesti Laul.

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