First Rehearsal Belgium
First Rehearsal Belgium Photo: Thomas Hanses

Belgium's Sennek presents intimate staging for 'A Matter Of Time'

Moments ago, Belgium's Sennek concluded her first rehearsal on the Eurovision stage.

Sennek, the stage name of Laura Groeseneken, was born in 1990 in the Belgian city of Leuven. The singer-songwriter has already worked on several high-profile musical projects including the 50th anniversary celebrations of the James Bond franchise, 007 In Concert

READ MORE: Sennek's participant profile

If you didn't know better, you could in fact easily mistake A Matter Of Time for the soundtrack of the latest James Bond movie. Sennek and her entourage have managed to complement the mysterious atmosphere of the song with intimate staging. She starts in dark, bright white light shining on just part of her face, gradually lighting up as the music swells.

Surrounded by blue light, Sennek slowly moves around on one of the stage's outer rings, where she will be close to fans in the so-called golden circle.

A very special moment

After Sennek's first rehearsal, Eurovision.tv caught up with the Belgian singer who is very happy to finally be in Lisbon: "The stage felt very cosy to me. One of the crew members brought me to my spot on the stage, and it felt like someone gave me away for my marriage, it was a very special moment."

Familiar faces 

Sennek has called in the support of director Hans Pannecoucke, who was responsible for the staging of several Eurovision entries over the past few years. Most notably, Pannecoucke directed the act of Dutch participants The Common Linnets, who finished second in 2015 just behind Conchita Wurst. This year, Pannecoucke is also responsible for the staging of the Dutch act.

Sennek will take part in the first Semi-Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest on Tuesday, 8th of May.

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