Bulgaria pc 1

Andy on Mon, 05/04/2009 - 09:12

Petya was great, she spoke in Russian on her press-conference, speaking about her musical career that started in Russia, about 10 solo concerts held in Olympic hall, about her great love to the city of Moscow. Promised that everyone will be able to listen to her greatest hits during Bulgarian party on 8th.

Krassimir told the story about 3 hours in a bed with most beautiful woman in Bulgaria during the filming of the video, who also suggested to show him more of her beautiful parts of body, but he firmly rejected the suggestion.

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That sort of Macedonia

Chuvi on Mon, 05/04/2009 - 08:56

An epileptic catastrophe on the backdrops. Green-blue-red-green-blue, two more macedonias and I'll lose my eyesight.
A typical rocky performance, the singer is jumping, clapping, rolling on the stage, performs everything possible.
Vocally it is good, the song would perfectly suit Belarus, but strange as it might seem, it represents Macedonia.


Shoddy on Mon, 05/04/2009 - 08:26

After weirdly looking Bulgarian stage layout, Iceland appears as an eye candy wrapped into some fairytale looking backdrop full of clouds, flying dolphins, cloudy ships... you know the drill. Seriously, Iceland just strikes everyone in the hall with some outlandish cuteness tide :) I am about to place Johanna and her song to one of the main contenders to make it to the final just after earliest rehearsals Icelandic team carried out. Watch it out, guys, it can jump to one of audience hottest favourites.
Oh yes, and she has some tiny wind machine that makes Johanna's dress flutter. Awww,


Chuvi on Mon, 05/04/2009 - 08:16

We expexted something sleepy and boring. Instead of this during the first part of the performance we were just touched and hypntized by the pictures of dolphins, doves and other cute things flying on the backdrops in the night cloudy sky with snow flakes falling.
Vocally very good and fascinating, just perfect. In the end lights started to work, this all produced kind of firy tale effect, with sun beams. All very good, the song grows on me rapily. A sure finalist and top-5 in the final.


Shoddy on Mon, 05/04/2009 - 07:51

Just to be short, I'm not any impressed. Backdrops dont match at all, graphics of these vary from some wicked hell engine with some hell (?) fire on the back wall... also supported by official music video inspired pics on the main screen. But as the mess around Bulgaria is mosty based on his vocal skills, there's where much of attention is concentrated. And everyone in the venue including me seems to be fairly disappointed, just cause it doesn't sound as we all expected. No, it's not bad.... it's just... fairly good vocal performance.
Krassimir and the back vocalists sing rather disorganized then joint in his studio version that amused us all greatly :) Well, another center of mess takes place behind four singers where two dancers perform some silly dance routine.... on stilts, that doesn't help it anyhow.
As far as vocals are concerned, the second run was even worse, unfortunately. In conclusion, "Illusion" may face some tough difficulties in its qualification struggle... Pics very soon
Update. According to the camera version, Bulgarian entry encountered a very troubleful sound problems, singers' voices doesn't sound aligned completely and run by run performance went worse and worse...

Bullllgaria 2009

Chuvi on Mon, 05/04/2009 - 07:35

First there are spinning gears in some heal flame on the backdrop, in the middle there apperar psychodelic pink cloudes or fume. The singers stand on the stage like wardrobes, vocally absolutely out of place.
Two dancers on stilts try to save this terrible performance.
It all looks strage and confusing, I just lack appropriate and decent words to describe all this.

Israel 4.5

Andy on Mon, 05/04/2009 - 07:14

Israel is absolutely amazing in the hall. Vocally perfectly, minimalist presentation with lead singers and three instrumentalists, but it really works, I'm getting tears in eyes at the end. Best performance we've seen so far.

On screens it is pretty messy so far, though.

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Israel 2009

Chuvi on Mon, 05/04/2009 - 06:55

First there are pictures of dropping water on the back displays and on the floor, so that it looks like it rains on the stage. The front displays show kinds of stones, shelves and moon craters. Both girls wear transculent dresses. In the middle of the performance on the back displays appear blossoms and petals. The girls are standing in the middle of the stage, with the band behind them. In the end the girls go to the back stage and play national drums. In the whole, looks pretty static. Vocally perfect.