Saara Aalto

Finland second rehearsal

Desiree on Thu, 05/03/2018 - 17:46

Last act rehearsing for today - Finland.
As I was about to write the beginning is very screechy Saara Aalto already stopped singing and the music was cut off.

The turning wheel faces the audience backwards which means no one in the hall gets to see Saara until the first verse starts. Vocally it's very good and it looks nice in the hall, but on a second look the choreography is not spot on everywhere yet.

Finland first rehearsal

Desiree on Mon, 04/30/2018 - 13:53

Big applause in the press hall after the first run from Saara Aalto.

She starts her performance on a turning wheel, going 360 degrees up and down while singing and wears a short black/white glittery dress with high black boots.

Lots of choreography, Saara seems confident and sounds ok but seems to be holding back in the first run so it's a bit hard to judge on the vocals just yet.

Second run - she actually starts completely acapella so that could be tricky - there's some running here as being unclipped from the wheel turned out to be a bit problematic.

The last run revealed even more pyro - fountains and a curtain and she is taking some risks by falling into the hands of her dancers at the end. Vocally it's become better during the rehearsal.