Germany - Michael Schulte - You let me walk alone
Germany seems to have scored well with it's improved staging; a lot of close ups of Michael, screen graphics and powerful delivery. Seems they are the second country with home brought LED wall for the projections in black and white and red, the photos were submitted by his fans earlier this spring apparently. The duplicate image of Michael spreading his hands gets kinda psychedelic and disturbing but for the rest it looks pretty nice. At least they make the stage look very different from anyone else. Oh yes, you can't quite see it behind the LED wall, that's why... Casually dressed (for now?) and vocally strong. Did we witness some teary eyes, too? Some are putting Germany up there among winning candidates but let's not get over enthuastic here, maybe top-10 at best, right? And of course some opposite reactions: looks bad on stage.
"Stunning", "Phenomenal", "Emotional" "Much improved", "Incredible"
Italy - Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro -
Non mi avete fatto niente
"Convincing", "Powerful", "Effective", "Solid", "Fails to capture atteention", "Amazing"
"Simple", "Incredible effective", "Good but not instant", "A bit repetitive", "France aims to win", "Magnificient", "Stylish", "Elegant"