ESCXTRA: Live from Lisbon

Day 6: A magnificent end to the day with Madame Monsieur

ESCXTRA are live from Lisbon for day 6 of rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Armenia, Switzerland, Ireland, Cyprus, Norway, Romania, Serbia, San Marino, Denmark, Portugal, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy and France.

We’re streaming live from the press centre

Furthermore, read our handy guide for a more detailed look at this contest’s rehearsal schedule.

In addition, for our immediate reactions to every single rehearsal, you can follow our live stream from the press centre at the Altice Arena by visiting our YouTube channel.

The final rehearsal today is from Madame Monsieur for France. We have just watched their latest run through of Mercy live on screen and here is our initial reaction.

Staging

We begin with a slow fade up of Émilie’s face followed by a wide shot of the pair of them. We have dry ice surrounding the stage with some minimal white and teal coloured lighting which changes to blue as the chorus begins.    As the second verse begins, they both cross the two separate bridges and meet in the middle of the platform.  The camera shots really excel here, catching the interaction between the two of them beautifully.  During the final chorus, the stage lights change to red and yellow with the final shot catching the pair of them face to face.

Camera shots in this performance: 41

Vocals

Furthermore, the vocals here can not be faulted.  Émilie sings the song comfortably.

Costume

Émilie and Jean are dressed in similar outfits to their national final performance with black turtle neck tops. Émilie wears her signature red lipstick and has her hair tied back. Jean-Karl plays a red guitar and the pair of them are in red and white trainers. (though we hope they get rid of them as they do not match well )

Watch the rehearsal!

That’s it for today!  Join us tomorrow for the final full day of rehearsals as we continue with the remaining thirteen countries from the second semi final. See the schedule here.

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