It’s a little-known fact but rehearsals for this year’s contest have already started. Just not with the acts in question but with stand-ins, based on the staging concepts each delegation should have sent. This allows producers to work on matters such as lighting and camerawork.
Pictures from these run-throughs can be found here, with videos here and here. What little we can glean is that Azerbaijan are going for it with some background choreography, Moldova are keeping the dancers from the national final, and is that a clue the Norway performance will be as before?
For those who haven’t read it or who want refreshing, I wrote an article about getting Eurovision staging right and wrong last year. The staging concept is often the most revealing aspect of a proper first rehearsal, which will not be available to watch on YouTube this year. For the first four days therefore (full rehearsal schedule here), you’ll be in the hands of the bloggers.
Let us know what you make of these stand-in pictures and videos below.