Don’t Look Away - a road to Eurovision (English subtitles)
Don’t Look Away - a road to Eurovision stars the Finnish DJ-icon Darude (Ville Virtanen) and his partner-in-crime, singer-actor Sebastian Rejman. The document is a close-up to their journey to the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
The guys have been working together for a few years, both are also fathers and huge ice hockey fans. The cameras followed Ville and Sebastian’s preparations for ESC for 8 months, from October 2018 all the way to May 2019. During the documentary we see the duo in the studio, photo session, rehearsals, in action on stage during the UMK final and the Eurovision in Concert -event in Amsterdam. And on ice, naturally.
How did Darude feel when asked to represent Finland in the ESC? Having been in the public eye before, has the ESC participation made a big difference when it comes to publicity? How does Darude’s wife Michelle feel about her husband’s constant struggle between being a gigging dad and a loving father?
director Harri Hakanen
photographer Antti Tuunanen
editor Juho Virolainen
producer Anssi Autio
Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman: Look Away will compete in the First Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Tuesday, May 14th. Watch the show live and vote for your favourite. Darude and Sebastian Rejman will compete as number 3.