Blanca Paloma has rehearsed this Wednesday for the first time on the Eurovision 2023 stage before the press, finally revealing the weapons that she will use to dazzle Europe this Saturday in the grand final of the festival, which is held in Liverpool (United Kingdom).
The performance that the woman from Elche and her team have prepared to fight for the crystal microphone is very similar to the one we saw three months ago at the Benidorm Fest, although with some innovations in the technical section, such as production and lighting. The ‘pack’ presented three days before the grand finale stands out from most of her rivals and reinforces the status of Blanca Paloma’s favorite, currently fifth in the bookmakers.
As in the Spanish pre-selection, the RTVE representative will start the song against the light, with her figure drawn on a white background. Next, the artist will immerse herself in the so-called invocation circle that recreates the shawl that her grandmother Carmen de ella left her, who transmitted her passion for flamenco to her. An imposing 3.5 meter high fringed structure that this time will not hang from the ceiling, unlike the Benidorm Fest, due to technical requirements of the organization.
The limitations of the Eurovision stage have also made it necessary to leave out the beautiful overhead shot in which Blanca Paloma looked up at the sky while she stood in a white circle that simulated the moon. This has forced the artistic team to replace it with a plummeting one with the spidercamperhaps a little less cinematic and powerful, but also beautiful and captivating.
The lighting, a notably improved aspect compared to the Benidorm Fest, plays throughout the performance with the color red and flashes of white light. Something that will be even more striking in the final part of the song. Before, you can see the main novelty of this new version: the beam of light that falls on the hand of Blanca Paloma at the moment in which she sings a capella a part of the theme. The white light itself also comes to reflect on the face of Blanca Paloma in a moment of maximum recollection and very intimate.
Behind him, the woman from Elche will make her characteristic goalkeeper gesture and go to the ‘pill’ of the stage to end the performance with her palm trees in full catharsis. In these last seconds, the improvement in production stands out with respect to what could be seen at the Benidorm Fest, by adding shots that give off more energy, contrast and strength.
Applause from the press after this new pass
This dress rehearsal, the first of the five that Blanca Paloma has ahead of her before the grand finale of Eurovision, has been received with applause by the accredited press. As in the previous singles, the Spanish woman has worn the bra sculpted on her body in an intense red color, very much in keeping with the tonality of the performance and matching her palm tree dress. The Spanish woman’s wardrobe is complemented with white Goya-esque pants, high-waisted in the bullfighter style and made of white leather, and ankle boots also in the same color.
Blanca Paloma will perform in the first half of the grand finale next Saturday, May 13. That is, she will be one of the first thirteen to go on stage at the M & S Bank Arena in Liverpool. The exact position in the order of action will be known after the second semifinal this Thursday, in which sixteen countries will fight to get one of the last ten places for the grand final.
This Tuesday, in the first screening, Sweden and Finland asserted their status as great favorites and qualified without problems for the great gala this Saturday, which will be presented by Hannah Waddingham, Alesha Dixon, Julia Sanina and Graham Norton.
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