UPD 13. Moody blues: Croatia rehearses

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Drangonfly and Dado Topic enjoyed their last thirty minutes of individual rehearsal on stage this evening, continuing the subdued, moody set that they developed in the first outing on stage this Thursday.

Croatia were dressed for the part today, mostly in black but with Dragonfly's principal singer in a red top. That healthy dose of moshing and surly head swinging is still in full effect with the girls, who really let their hair down (and fly around) during the song, even more nonchalantly than at Thursday's rehearsal.

Candlelit cool
The dragonfly lantern lighting still surrounds the stage, and the whole scene looks candlelit; the lights remain low for the entire performance, continuing that moody feeling on stage. In its subdued lighting effects, it is certainly different to most of the other entries, which generally have made more of the light on the set.

Camera work is on the whole reserved to slow pans and zooming close-ups, matching the general subdued mood of the whole entry, until the rather sudden ending and a camera cut to full stage.

If moody blues is the televoters' thing, then they might go for this; it stands in absolute stark contrast to the songs either side of it in the semifinal draw.

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Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the esctoday.com team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site Polyglossic.com.