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Wednesday, 01 February 2012 14:42

Malta Eurovision 2012: Second Day of Rehearsals

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The first day of rehearsals yesterday was mostly a success with the Public Broadcasting Services bringing in equipment and individuals from Italy in order to make sure that the sound in the venue and on television is of exceptional quality. Each participant had the allocation of twenty-five minutes which meant some four (4) to five (5) run-troughs although later on in the evening when ESCflashmalta was on hand near the venue, there were some issues which needed to be solved hence, there was also six run-troughs for certain performers. According to multiple sources, viewers and audience members are going to be impressed with the set-up because the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre has been built differently than in previous years with the stage more towards the middle of the main hall making it look larger. In the meantime, the audience space is relatively smaller as well in order to give it a look which is quite similar to the Mediterranean Conference Centre.

Unfortunately, we cannot give you a full details explanation because the stage was not even shown on the news last night and media have been banned from entering the rehearsals. The sound is flawless though and some of the songs really picked up a notch through a live performance. It has also been reported that there are multiple LCD screens on the excruciatingly plain stage in order to create an ambient for the song itself. The design on the screen can be preset through a number of designs that the system already has but then again, there is also a custom feature that whoever wants to bring about a design himself, he can opt to do so. We have received word that some of the performers have a great production team and are therefore using this second option. The second day of rehearsals has already kicked off today and it seems like everything is going smoothly as each act is allocated fifteen minutes today along with ten minutes of viewing to selection the part for the recap.

09:00 - 09:15 : Janvil - You Are My Life

09:20 - 09:35 : Isabelle - Walk On Water

09:40 - 09:55 : Francesca Borg - Take Me Far

10:00 - 10:15 : Klinsmann - No Way Back

10:20 - 10:35 : Richard Edwards - Look At Me Now

10:40 - 10:55 : Annalise Ellul - Whoop It Up!

11:00 - 11:15 : Kurt Calleja - This Is The Night

11:20 - 11:35 : Romina Mamo - DNA

11:40 - 11:55 : Nadine Bartolo - Can't Get Away

12:00 - 12:15 : Lawrence Gray - In Your Eyes

12:20 - 12:35 : Kaya - First Time

12:40 - 12:55 : Claudia Faniello - Pure

BREAK (1 Hour)

14:00 - 14:15 : Jessica Muscat - Dance Romance

14:20 - 14:35 : Wayne Micallef - Time

14:40 - 14:55 : Dorothy Bezzina - Autobiography

15:00 - 15:15 : Gianni - Petals on a Rose

15:20 - 15:35 : Fabrizio Faniello - I Will Fight For You (Papa's Song)

15:40 - 15:55 : Janice Mangion - While Her Eyes Still Glow

16:00 - 16:15 : Eleanor Cassar - I Want to Runaway

16:20 - 16:35 : Corazon - Mystifying Eyes

16:40 - 16:55 : Deborah C ft. Leila James - You Make Me Go Uh Uh

17:00 - 17:15 : Anna Azzopardi - Still Waiting

17:20 - 17:35 : Amber - Answer With Your Eyes

17:40 - 17:55 : Danica Muscat - 7 Days

Update: We have just received word that the way the entries are being shown on camera is quite demeaning with most of the shots cutting heads of and not in place as they should be. This is quite awkward especially knowing that the Public Broadcasting Services called to see the artists the week before rehearsals started to make sure that camera shots are right. Unfortunately, they are mistimed and misplaced. We can now also reveal the stage of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest through the picture above. It is quite an exciting stage actually with a lot of screens as we stated and with stunning visuals. You can view the image of the stage through this link here.

We can now confirm that there are twenty LED Screens and another high resolution one in the middle of the set. As like last year, the personnel did not change with the set designed by Mr Carlo Schembri, the sound engineer being Mr Arturo Pellegrini along with Mr Filippo Zecchini for the stage monitors and the visuals are in the hands Mr Johnny Mac. It is quite interesting that the singers have the option to enjoy the show from the audience area which will be lit by light actually synchronised to the sound of the songs.

Source: PBS (Image)

Last modified on Friday, 03 February 2012 02:46