If you like to groove it, vote for Belgium

Belgium rehearsed today with a rare attempt at a capella.  Witloof Bay are taken from all areas of Belgium, and this show of unity was much in evidence.  But what would Europe make of it?

The arena had emptied a little for Belgium’s first rehearsal.  In the past a capella has not always fared very well.  Witloof Bay gave an interesting interpretation of their song during various run-throughs.  With effectively six lead singers, it took a while for the sound check to be completed.  Among the pieces sang during the individual sound check was a very credible interpretation of Torn by Natalie Imbruglia, and some very impressive beat-boxing.

Witloof Bay performed in costume, which showed slightly individual styles.  The girls were in contrasting short dresses, while the boys were all in suits.  There was a certain amount of choreography which was very slick, and they made effective use of the cameras.  Sound-wise, there were a few problems picking up the sound from the leading performers.

In all, they’re making the best of arguably one of the least-fancied songs in this semi-final.  They are all very good individual singers, and very good at what they do.  Whether Europe agrees with what they do is another matter entirely.

We’ll know more on Friday.

Source: Eurovisionary.com, eurovision.tv
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