Maltasong chairman Charlò Bonnici said he was quite satisfied with the way the technical and dress rehearsals had worked out. There were some minor glitches, but nothing that could not be resolved by tonight. Also the Bosnian delegation had complaints.
“I am not content with the direction of Latvian Television, but we are happy with Lynn's performance and that of the backing vocals. There's tough competition, but as far as the performance went they gave their maximum. Now we have to wait and see”, Mr Bonnici said.
As the 48th Eurovision Song Contest kicks off tonight, Lynn Chircop has booked a massage for this morning to ensure her nerves are eased before the big performance at Skonto Hall in Latvia's capital Riga.
If yesterday's dress rehearsal is anything to go by, Lynn should have nothing to worry about because her three-minute performance went well and was greeted with loud applause.
The Bosnian delegation spread an urgent letter amongst the press here, which states that that they requested the director for more light, to turn up the light show and the camera work to the rhythm of the song and to zoom at the male vocals while singing “savaraka tika take bija baja bum”.
Also the Head of Delegation requested to turn up all five backing vocals to the level close to the leading vocal: “Having in mind that you have accepted out suggestions after the first rehearsal we do hope this small correction would not be a problem for you”, the letter states.
The last paragraph says that the delegation is “absolutely disappointed and unsatisfied with the work of the director during the recent rehearsals” and that they “consider the directing as unprofessional”. The letter ends with the remark that it wouldn't make any sense to participate in the final if the performance will be in full dark and badly directed…