Blanca Paloma's first Eurovision rehearsal

Blanca Paloma's first Eurovision rehearsal

Blanca Paloma triumphs in her first Eurovision rehearsal

The Spanish representative steps on the Liverpool stage for the first time. This has been her first rehearsal!

Exclusive video of Blanca Paloma's first rehearsal

Blanca Paloma has taken the Liverpool stage for the first time. Her «Eaea» has sounded like this.

It's the moment. The goalkeeper has come to Liverpool for what she owns. Blanca Paloma has carried out an impeccable first rehearsal this afternoon. The Spanish representative has felt very satisfied and calm after this first contact with the Eurovision 2023 stage in which she has once again given us an impeccable live performance of «Eaea». The artist and her artistic team, as they had previously told us, have returned to the origin, to the Benidorm Fest performance, greatly improving it and taking advantage of all the elements offered by the Liverpool Arena.

Spain's performance begins within that invocation circle that simulates the shawl that Grandma Carmen bequeathed to Blanca Paloma. The characteristic fringed structure that we saw in the Spanish pre-selection is maintained although it has been adapted to the possibilities of the Liverpool scenario. Unlike the one from Benidorm Fest, it has become a transportable piece with a height of 3.5 meters (the maximum allowed by the festival organizers) instead of being hung. This facilitates the change of scenery between one performance and another and allows a clean transition during the first seconds of our representative's performance.

The rest of the performance continues in line with the one we saw at the Benidorm Fest, yes, taking advantage of the different camera shots and with the incorporation of new shots during the second part of the song. Another of the most powerful parts of the performance and one of the biggest changes with respect to the Benidorm Fest is the play of light that we will discover in subsequent rehearsals. The next one, on Saturday, May 6 at 1:10 p.m. Spanish time.

After thrilling Eurofans during her European tour, Blanca Paloma has landed on British soil to complete her Eurovision mission. The arrow is ready to be launched and pinch the hearts of the spectators on May 13 when they listen to Lorca's lullaby live on the stage of the M&S Bank Arena in the English city.

Blanca Paloma

White Dove wears an armor bodice

The representative of Spain has opted for the archer for her wardrobe, that character who was born inspired by one of the most iconic gestures of her staging in «Eaea» and «Secreto de Agua». The new design is a reinterpretation of the one we saw at the Benidorm Fest and proposes an aesthetic and formal evolution in terms of textures, finishes and materials. A visually enhanced stage growth from the costumes and together with the rest of the artistic proposal.

The wardrobe is made up of three elements: the pants, the arm and the bra, this being the key piece of the look. It is a sculptural piece, developed as a malleable metal and molded with the volume of Blanca Paloma's body. The metal represents armor, a mask that protects the body of our heroine, our archer. That armor that evokes her heart, a burst of red that blooms from her chest, where passions are born.

The entire proposal, designed by Paola de Diego, includes universal elements linked to passions, which appear in the creative development of the wardrobe. A set of elements that make up a complete proposal to define the aesthetics of Blanca Paloma in «Eaea».

Blanca Paloma was the penultimate to rehearse out of the 37 participating delegations, just after Lord of the Lost, from Germany; La Zarra, from France; Marco Mengoni, from Italy; and TVORCHI, from Ukraine; and just before Mae Muller, from the United Kingdom, last to rehearse. «It has been wonderful, it has been like singing at home», have been the first words of Blanca Paloma after coming off the stage. «The fringes, which were the most important thing, were there. That fringed mulch on the chest has embraced us and has driven us with strength, we have emerged empowered,» said the excited woman from Elche. «We are very happy, wanting to repeat it, because it is a wonderful experience», she has concluded before reviewing the essay in detail in the viewing room.

Now it's time to rest and gather strength until Saturday, when Blanca Paloma will go back on stage at the Liverpool Arena to perform her second rehearsal. After this second contact, the EBU will publish an exclusive clip of the action carried out on its official accounts.

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