Minsk 2018

Day 2: Roksana Węgiel channels Sertab Erener for Poland! – REVIEW

ESCXTRA are live from Minsk for day 2 of rehearsals ahead of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018! 

Today’s schedule

The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Italy, Kazakhstan, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, The Netherlands, Ukraine and Wales. Have a look at the full detailed rehearsal schedule by clicking here!

Next up to rehearse today is Roksana Węgiel from Poland. We have just watched the first run through of Anyone I Want To Be live on screen and here is our initial overview.

Rehearsal review

Roksana’s performance begins in a black and white filter with her holding big white sunglasses to her head. We see that she is joined in stage by three female dancers and two female backing vocalists, although presumably they are still using the vocal backing track.

Colour returns to the performance for the first chorus where it is revealed they are all in white “urban streetwear” with neon green reflective stripes. For the second verse, the blue lighting changes to red, with a circle of fire on the LED backdrop and floor. The dancers are dancing around Roksana, usually in a circular motion.

We return to a bit of black and white for the second chorus before colour returns for the middle 8. Here, Poland deploy the classic “Sertab Erener” ribbon dance with the reflective stripes that were attached to their costumes.

The performance then concludes with the dancers ribbon dancing with the stripes pulled from Roksana’s dress. A very vocally convincing performance!

Watch the rehearsal!

Stay tuned for our review of Rita Laranjeira’s rehearsal of Gosto de Tudo (Já Não Gosto de Nada) next for Portugal. Furthermore, click here for a recap of everything that happened on day 1!

Ryan Cobb

My first memory of watching the Eurovision Song Contest was back in 2001 and, over the years, my passion and enthusiasm for the contest has very much turned into an obsession. I adore music and I love geography, so this contest is a natural fit for me. If la la loving Eurovision was a crime, I'd certainly be a criminal!

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