IRELAND : We Review Molly Sterling’s First Rehearsal at Eurovision 2015 in Vienna
No bodhrans! No Dancers!! GAME ON!!!
Ireland’s young 17year old singer Molly Sterling has taken to the stage for her very first run through of her song ‘Playing With Numbers’
Molly is joined on stage on stage by 2 backing singers, a drummer, a double bassist and a female cellist. A simple forest setting on the stage. Molly is on her distinctive piano and is subtly lit.
Does it work – I hear you ask? YES IT DOES!
The run-throughs of the song were concentrated on the vocals for the first 2 and they were spot on – as we would expect.
The remaining rehearsal time was used then on camera shots and angles which is how you should be. The camera shots are complex yet it looks effortless on camera. The back drop is used to great impact for the crescendos in the song.
What Ireland needs to now look at for the second day of the rehearsals is just building on Molly’s looking straight to the camera to build up the connection with the tv audience and jury members. You could see that this is the plan as the last 2 rehearsals there was a lot more interaction.
There is one key moment in the song where the camera pans around 360 degrees so you get the dark lit arena. My suggestion is that they ask the audience to have their flash lights on the mobile phones turned on. This would look sensational on camera and with the gentle lilting on the song this would work wonderfully well.
As far as first rehearsals go this was one of the better ones.
Author/Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : Eurovision Ireland