Gliwice-Silesia 2019🇳🇱 Netherlands

🇳🇱 DAY 2 REVIEW: Fun in the park for Matheu and The Netherlands

It is day 2 of rehearsals ahead of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019! The countries rehearsing today are The Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Ukraine and Wales.

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

Rehearsing today for The Netherlands inside the Gliwice Arena is Matheu, performing “Dans met jou”. As the first rehearsals are closed to the press, this review is based upon content made public by the EBU and TVP.

Matheu’s performance is set in a park, enhanced by the LED backdrop showing trees in the foreground and the big city full of skyscrapers in the background. The Dutch have brought a park bench to the stage, in which Matheu and his four male dancers interact with throughout the performance.

All five performers are dressed in streetwear, Matheu in a shiny red jacket, white shirt and black jeans. Red and black are also the colour theme for his backing dancers, creating a cohesive look without being identical.

There’s lots of choreography in the performance as to be expected with a dance song, particularly in the chorus, and Matheu manages to multitask singing and dancing effortlessly. The park scene turns to nighttime during the middle eight before daylight re-emerges for the final chorus. An energetic and fun performance that will get the Gliwice Arena on its feet!

Stay tuned for our reviews for the rest of today’s rehearsals from the Gliwice Arena. If you want to know what to expect for the rest of the day, check out our rehearsal schedule.

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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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