Malta and Bosnia & Herzegovinia take to the amazing Moscow stage for the third and final session of the day for the Eurovision Song Contest first semi final rehearsals in Moscow.
Song 17 Malta
Next we have the welcome return of Chiara to the Eurovision Song Contest stage with the power ballad What if we. Today the song is presented with a different arrangement to the one we heard in the Maltese national final. We see stronger emphasis given to the arrangements which allows the song to build to a stronger crescendo. Chiara will he trying to improve on her impressive Eurovision Song Contest record which saw her finish in 3rd position in 1998 and 2nd position 2005.
This is all about the voice here… and the wink, no gimmicks or effects, although a considerable amount of dry ice is expected to be used during Chiara’s actual performance on the night of the semi final. The stage turns into a dreamy, deep blue underwater scene where a sunken , ancient city is, Atlantis maybe? Chiara stands center stage alone and delivers the vocal performance expected of her, flawless. Eurovision Song Contest fans may recognise at a point the exact characteristic move she made back in 2005 when she removed the microphone stand and continued with the mic in hand.
Song 17 Bosnia & Herzogovina
Next and last for today on stage are the representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the rock band Regina. They will try to uphold the country’s successful Eurovision record and even top their third placing in 2006.
Four member band Regina are accompanied on stage by two female drummers/dancers. The moves of the entire act are solemn, monumental and …revolutionary. The concept of the video, the love revolution, is upheld throughout the song in the band’s moves as well as the backdrop which is a passionate red.
A highlight in the staging of Bistra voda is when all six performers gather together, centerstage, in a formation reminiscent of a sculpture depicting marching workers, flying red flags.