Cezar has taken to the stage for his first Eurovision Rehearsal of 2013 and he has not failed to disappoint! Where do we begin?
Cezar is dressed in a black bejewelled cloak and dress. He is shirtless under the cape that is opened down to his navel and is wearing a large crucifix. He is fixed to the ground and there is a giant red parachute like covering, surrounding him. Smoke billows across the stage which is a blood coloured red. There are crystal lights that start from the floor and gradually rise to the roof of the stadium.
From underneath the red carpet emerges 3 dancers – 1 women and 2 men. At present in the rehearsal it looks like they are having difficulty in finding their way out. They then continue to dance around Cezar for the duration of the song – well it is more like performing acrobats. This detracts somewhat from Cezar’s performance.
If this was not enough visual effects – when the song reaches it’s key change – Cezar begins to ascend to the sky and his costume extends. This in itself would be “Amazing” but the dancers spoil the effect by holding up the red carpet from which another woman enters the stage and is wrapped in the red cloak.
To me it looks like a musical take on Dracula. This is wonderfully camp and I think the Romanian Delegation should go even further and make the performance even more over the top. The red carpet needs to be of a richer texture and I would keep the dry ice for the entire performance.
This will divide the audience – the press arena were laughing and clapping at the performance. This is not just a song but a performance. I know I am in the minority but I LOVE the theatrical show that Cezar has brought to Eurovision. I cannot think of such a performance like this before – the nearest might be Bulgaria in 2009.
Eurovision needs Cezar in the Grand Final to raise the entertainment value of the contest. Coming after a static performance from Switzerland – Cezar will be remembered for certain.
Author/Website co-founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source – Eurovision Ireland