Lisbon 2018

Day 6: Michael Schulte delivers stunning first performance – 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.

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.

First up for their first rehearsal is Michael Schulte for Germany. We have just watched their latest run through of You Let Me Walk Alone live on screen and here is our initial reaction.

Staging

Michael begins the performance with minimal stage lighting  He engages with the camera in several close up shots.  LED projection begins at the first chorus and  features hand-drawn illustrations as well as the photos which were sent in from fans. During the second chorus, the LED changes to a series of vector animations in white, black and red – these include several key words from the chorus.  Overall,  a really really good performance with very little things wrong.

Camera shots in this performance: 42

Vocals

Michael is nailing the vocals in each run though, effortlessly hitting the highs and lows.

Costume

He is dressed casually, in a black sweater, dark jeans and white trainers.

Watch the rehearsal!

Stay tuned for our reaction to Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro as they rehearse Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente next for Italy. If you want to know what to expect for the rest of the day, check out our rehearsal schedule hereMeanwhile, remember to tune in to our live stream from the press centre for instant reactions to each rehearsal.

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