ESCXTRA are live from Minsk for day 1 of rehearsals ahead of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018!
The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Israel, France, F.Y.R. Macedonia, Georgia, Ireland, Albania and Belarus.
Next up to rehearse is Angélina from France. We have just watched the first run through of Jamais Sans Toi live on screen and here is our initial overview.
We have an extremely energetic performance from France here which brings with Angélina and her two dancers, one male and one female, in the centre of the B-stage. The camera spins around them until the beat kicks in in which they walk towards the camera and onto the main stage.
On the main stage, there are bench, ice cream stalls and lamppost prop and the LED screen shows an Eiffel Tower and many many leaves. This creates the feel of a park in the centre of Paris.
Into the chorus, we have Angélina and her dancers recreating the “foot on knee” dance move from the video clip. The second verse sees the three performers sitting on the bench with Angélina singing towards her female friend. For the second chorus, the screens change to a pink and white swirl effect.
Entering the middle eight, it seems as though it’s becoming nighttime as the spotlights come on and they are at the ice cream stall. Then for the final chorus, we return to the pink and white swirls, the “foot to knee” dance before finishing back on the bench.
It’s a very exciting performance for the French who are making the most of their comeback. Angélina is dress in dungarees, with her dancers in similarly casual and young clothing!
Watch the rehearsal!
Stay tuned for our review of Marija Spasovska’s rehearsal of Doma next for F.Y.R. Macedonia!