ESCXTRA: Live from Lisbon

Day 6: Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro stand up to pointless wars for Italy – REVIEW

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.

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

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Next up for their first rehearsal is Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro for Italy. We have just watched their latest run through of Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente live on screen and here is our initial reaction.

Staging

The performance begins bathed in red light and then throughout the song we see alternating shots of Ermal and Fabrizio. When Ermal is singing, he is at the left of the shot facing right. When Fabrizio sings, he is at the right of the shot facing left. Lyrics from the song appear on the other side of the camera shot as an overlay, some of the words are in a thick font so that they can show some of the heartbreaking images from the music video within the lyrics.

Towards the end of the song, Ermal and Fabrizio move onto opposite bridges, eventually stepping onto the outer ring of the stage and meeting together in the middle. The final lyrics overlayed on screen are in English, most notably: “your pointless wars” and “happiness flew away just like a bubble”. It’s an effective performance which never feels static despite Ermal and Fabrizio standing still in the centre of the stage for two-thirds of the performance.

Camera shots in this performance: 48

Vocals

Ermal and Fabrizio are vocally sound, easily replicating the studio version of the track in this live setting.

Costume

Both guys are wearing jeans. Ermal accompanies his jeans by wearing a green jacket with a white t-shirt underneath. Fabrizio opts for a blue blazer and a lighter blue top.

Watch the rehearsal!

Stay tuned for our reaction to Madame Monsieur as they rehearse Mercy next for France. If you want to know what to expect for the rest of the day, check out our rehearsal schedule here. Meanwhile, remember to tune in to our live stream from the press centre for instant reactions to each rehearsal.

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