The third day of rehearsals has ended, and we could see in provided visuals what the act of several countries is going to look like. Always be aware that from the visuals of the EBU we cannot see how things will look on TV, so we should not worry or rejoice just yet.
For me, personally, I was most amazed by the stage set-up of Austria today. Based on the pictures I could see that they came up with a very modern rendition of the song “Who the hell is Edgar?”, sung by Teya & Salena. They have this pixel-ish backdrop of American writer Edgar Allen Poe in the back, and then there are dancers on-stage and on the LED screens. This song will benefit from the “fun” factor, because let’s be honest here, most countries in Europe and beyond will literally think: “Who the hell is this Edgar-guy these girls are singing about?” Not many know writer and poet Edgar Allen Poe in Europe, so they are going to need all the fun of the song, like the shimmy-shimmy dance that Teya & Salena do in the music video.
And there is Poland. For me, as a Dutch person, I could look at the Polish entry – Blanka with the song “Solo” – from afar, not bothered by the national final brawl that is keeping the Polish busy since their national final. I have to admit that on some days, I hear this song in my head. It is not a bad vibe, and the only thing I could think of is that she should stage it better, and looking at the material made available today of her first rehearsal I saw that Blank means business in Liverpool. Tomorrow 15 countries will take the stage for their already second rehearsal in Liverpool.
Below you can find snippets of today’s rehearsals.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2023 will take place on May 9th, 11th, and 13th 2023 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. 37 countries will compete for the crown. This year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be a joint venture, since last year’s winner Ukraine cannot organize the contest on home soil because of the ongoing war with Russia.