Sweden: Smoking effect issues in Liverpool!

The smoke chaos that befell Loreen in the Melodifestivalen continues in Liverpool. After an initial rehearsal, the Swedish delegation has demanded that the BBC solve the problems. The head of the Swedish delegation Lotta Furebäck and Loreen herself spoke about these problems in Aftonbladet.

The head of the Swedish delegation Lotta Furebäck said:

They say that they “totally understand” and will work on it. So it still feels good

This is a first run, we have done this before. I think we’re on the right track, but it’s this smoke thing that I think we need to work on the most, which we’re not really getting to.

The Swedish representative, Loreen, commented:

I would say that we are getting quite a lot of smoke. It’s still a smoking party. We need to work on that. There are lots of details.

After finishing rehearsals in the arena, she spoke to the BBC to emphasize how important it is to solve the problem of the smoke.

Just now here before, I had a conversation with the competition producer about the smoke in particular. They say they “totally understand” and will work on it. So it still feels nice. I feel that the BBC and the EBU really understand, they are listening and working on it.

Ahead of Sweden’s arrival, the BBC has carried out technical rehearsals, with stand-in artists on stage for the competing delegations to give feedback on.

We thought there was a lot to work on. They have really taken that to heart, so you can see that things are happening and that they are working forward.

It is our job to keep pushing the process forward. We want to keep the organic feeling, the cinematic and powerful that we had at Melodifestivalen. That is what is most important to us. I think we are well on our way to achieving that.

In the viewing room after the completed rehearsal, Loreen had a lot of comments about things that the production needs to resolve.

We are a whole team behind this. Robin (Hofvander, Melodifestivalen’s picture producer, editor’s note) on picture and so on. We are very keen that the vision is intact. What the Swedish people have sent here, it must be intact. So yes, absolutely. There is a lot that we talk to them about.

As far as the fact that the Platform and the LED screen is smaller than those in Melodifestivalen is concerned, the Swedish representative does not believe that it affects the feeling.

 I think it clarifies the narrative a bit. There are some inspirations. Nature, I’m from the Atlas Mountains. This is the tweak made to enhance some stuff. The podium is a little higher now than it was before.

Below you can watch a small TikTok video from the fist rehearsal of Sweden.

@eurovision Loreen ✅ Lightbox ✅ Liverpool ✅ #Eurovision2023 #Eurovision @Loreen ♬ original sound – Eurovision

The second technical rehearsal of the Scandinavian country is scheduled for today at 16:40 CEST.

Sweden compete from the 11th spot of the first semi-final on Tuesday 9 May.

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Source: Aftonbladet

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