quote:Ugh, I'm so annoyed with The Netherlands. Why didn't he keep things simple?
What the fuck NL. WHAT. HOW difficult would it have been to just have them play the instruments? This seemed like such an easy mistake to avoid. I am at a loss really
Yup, Waylon's staging looks a bit floppy.
fuck me Waylon, you had one job
now we know why Ilse doesn't like Waylon. guess she had all the taste in that relationship
Waylon will qualify anyway, the song on its own is very strong (escforum)
quote:Vocally this is totally solid and there is a guy beating the drum at the back which adds some depth to the whole thing but why oh why the addition of irrelevant and distracting dancing? (oneurope)
quote:Waylon is wearing a leopard print suit. Although I don't mind the suit, I don't feel it's right for the performance as I feel it takes you away from the song. 1 of the performers starts dancing in front of Waylon, followed by another 1. I find this quite distracting& I think it spoils the performance. Behind Waylon are a series of hexagons with light coming out. There are also golden hexagon lights flashing out of the platform with a blue background. The singers jump off the platforms. All performers apart from Waylon are now dancing. Again, I find this quite distracting& don't feel like it compliments the song at all. Overall although I don't love the song, I do think that this will qualify (escbubble)
quote:Richard – What can I say about Waylon’s performance? Vocally there was nothing wrong and it was like Waylon was giving us a Country & Western Rock concert. That is where the positives tend to end. Two of the guitarists break out into some sort of wacky, weird and frenetic dance – quite frankly this is just odd. The other guitarist and drummer carry on playing their instruments. Work really is required for this to progress any further.
John – A decent contemporary pop song, and I have to say that it needs work. Waylon is on stage with four musicians – three guitarists and a drummer. It starts off fine, although the jacket is a high-risk strategy. Then the musicians do some sort of modern dancing that really doesn’t fit with the song. The dancing is way too modern. It needs paring back and concentrating on Waylon, so he can deliver the song. The vocal is sound enough, so they should just stick with the sort of thing in the official video. Nothing more. (eurovisionireland)
quote:It's a flashing beginning as Waylon and his band members - three guitarists and a drummer who at times also double as a dancer with some very particular choreography that reminds me most of all of the Italian gorilla from last year. The guitars are being played while moving up and down in sync.Later the backings all leave their instruments and dance / do acrobatics - quite a lot happening on stage which is what I had not expected, it distracts from the song and Waylon's very good vocals, which are really the best part of this performance.
The Netherlands are up next, with Waylon taking to the stage. He seems to be joined by a hybrid of Pirates of the Caribbean and YMCA (especially the hyperactive guitarist to his right). In terms of the staging, it's pretty much the same as the first video for the first minute until the guitarists become dancers. Vocally sound but an odd concept to say the least.(esckaz)
quote:Waylon sounds fine (but that was never going to be an issue). One of the dancers-pretending-to-be-guitarists is particularly eager with his breakdancing while still wearing a guitar. Not exactly buying me over, but Waylon is as great eyeing the cameras as he was four years ago.
He and his band are standing on platforms, with constantly blinking yellow lights. Two dancers are with them on the side, they're going crazy, with almost robotic movements.However, robots don't have six-packs like that... (escnation)
quote:Over to Netherlands now and what appears to be a blend of US Country-Rock meets 1970s Live & Let Die Bronx as pimp-suited Waylon is joined on stage by four industrial black dancers. The dancing is aggressive and certainly not vote-motivating. Stage director Hans Pannecoucke has once again proven that he’s a one trick pony. Waylon in serious danger here as he’s getting nothing from the televote. (esctips)
Hoe kunnen we Pannecoucke (en Cornald die een 9/10 gaf voor de stagingplannen) nou nog ooit serieus nemen?quote:Op woensdag 2 mei 2018 00:11 schreef grazz het volgende:
quote:Posted by John in Cambridge on 2 May, 08:11:59
Had (non fan) people round and we watched sime clips ... sober I might add
The two they liked most were NL and Israel, universally they said the Dutch song looked strongest. They ridiculed Norway, Finland and Australia, but there was much joy at Moldova.
I live in Cambridge though, and people here are strange.