Like Greece and Spain, France had a change of heart today and began to experiment with different styles of lighting for the entry L'amour à la française.
At first, Les Fatals Picards performed in front of the powder blue sky from yesterday, with the addition of a large Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame graphic superimposed on the screen. This was ditched, however, in favour of a full-on pink fest; hot candy pinks now fill the whole stage in the form of a rose collage, with a couple of white roses serving to temper the effect a (very) little. It looks like we have not seen the last of the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame, however; they made minor comebacks during the final performance, fading in and out over the roses as the song progresses. The lack of blue might make the staging seem a little overwhelming now – the blue did add some cartoon-style fun to the stage.
Strong yet tongue-in-cheek performances still had the audience laughing at the band's antics, and the camera work is not greatly changed from yesterday, making the most of the lads' frantic running about the stage.
Many onlookers might not have noticed the white wings of Cupid on the drummer's back, a nice touch which is a little more obvious on the screen, especially with the greater contrast against the fuschia festival which is the rose collage. With the Wings of Love and the other zany gimmicks, France is in a straight battle with wacky Sweden for the fun vote in the middle of the contest.
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