Eurovision 2014 day 2 – Portugal’s first rehearsal

After two ballads, it was time for everyone in the press centre to be woken up with the sunny, carnival sounds of Suzy and her lively party piece Quero Ser Tua. Would she manage to charm those watching her rehearsal with the seductive and suggestive latino rhythms of her song? 

Suzy brought sounds of the samba and a whiff of Lambada to the stage with her entry Quero Ser Tua. The stage came to life with summery colours and warm tones, with yellow being the predominant colour. The backdrop was pretty dazzling, with the LCD cubes on the video wall filled with reds and greens, the colours of the portuguese flag, before other vivid patterns and imagery appear.
Suzy’s choice of outfit for the day was a simple and understated little black number which she carried off very well. She looked unashamedly fresh today and really gave her all both vocally and in terms of performance, with an infectious stage presence. With her on stage she had a man playing the bongo drums and four dancers, who also manage to put across the feelgood factor of the song, creating a carnival atmosphere on stage. Two of them were carrying large red flags which were waved frantically towards the finale, adding to the festive feel. This is a song that really benefits from being sung in its native tongue, with the Portuguese sounds adding greatly to the carnival effect of the number. The song itself may be a little old school in style, but in this case works extremely well and exudes charm.
The camera really loved Suzy, giving her plenty of close up shots and she really came across well on the screen looking very confident and flirtatious with plenty of smiles and generally warm expressions. The wind machine came into play towards the end of the song, caressing her long, light locks ever so slightly. She managed to pull off the vocally demanding climax of the song effortlessly, bringing her entry to a thunderous close. Her efforts were rewarded by applause throughout the press centre. Quero Ser Tua was a much needed boost of energy before the lunch break.
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