21. Ties for votes: Anonymous looking the part

by Richard West-Soley 56 views

Anonymous' frontman appeared today in a black and white stripy tie look straight from the charts, as they appeared on stage for the second time to sing Salvem al món.

There really is no other act as contemporary as this one in the semifinal, and it shows; viewers could be forgiven for thinking they have switched over to a pop chart show or a teen idol concert when Anonymous take to the stage. They now look the part even more; a whole generation of teenage viewers are about to discover a brand new set of heart-throbs in the most unlikely of places, the Eurovision Song Contest semifinal.

Manga style
The cameras catch almost manga-style profiles of the boys strumming wildly in time to the music, and the energy in the production pours relentlessly out of the screen. Shots catch the band from all angles, constantly moving, from above, from the side, close up and from the back of the hall; there is no single moment, from the initial high jump to the finish line, that the TV screen does not scream look here!

Confidence in Andorra is growing amongst the ranks, and again, very vocal applause was reserved especially for the boys. Admittedly, the crowd grows by the day in the arena, and today it has given everyone a warm welcome; but the boys won one or two more whoops from a certain contingent of the hall! Reports from the press centre confirm that the boys won a very rare cheer from the journalists in the work area, too, watching the performance on the live wall screens. Andorra is definitely one to keep an eye on this Thursday.

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Richard West-Soley

Senior Editor

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.