ESCXTRA.com are live for day 5 of rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 taking place at the Pala Olimpico in Turin, Italy!
It’s time for the second rehearsals for the majority of the artists in the first semi-final! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Albania, Latvia, Lithuania, Switzerland, Slovenia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Moldova, Portugal, Croatia, Denmark, Austria and Greece.
The latest artist to rehearse is Reddi from Denmark who are performing the song ”The Show”.
Follow every rehearsal live
Below, you’ll see our written review of each rehearsal. If you want more, you can follow our live stream where our team will be reacting live to every single rehearsal as it happens! Furthermore, read our handy guide for a more detailed look at this contest’s rehearsal schedule.
We start with the lead singer at the piano, with some clever camerawork right at the outset. Once the song gets going, the stage explodes with colour and energy, and the rest of the band is included in this very enjoyable performance.
The band name appears on the floor of the arena with all the bold, block colours – yellow, red, blue and green. Pyros are included from the end of the second chorus, before the guitar solo and it accompanies the keychange excellently.
Costumes and styling
The band are all dressed in their fashion-forward retro-inspired outfits – their styling is absolutely on point for this song, but also both with nods to the era of punk-pop and appropriate for 2022.
Absolutely pitch-perfect throughout, this whole performance comes across with such confidence and experience.
Once “The Show” gets going, the performance really kicks in with a huge amount of positivity, warmth and sheer delight. For the viewer at home, it will be great to see how much the energy in the arena translates from the audience in Turin to the televoters through the TV. If people haven’t been paying too much attention after two ballads, this could really wake up the show!
Watch the rehearsal
Stay tuned for our reviews for the rest of today’s rehearsals at the Pala Olimpico. If you want to know what to expect from the rest of the day, check out our rehearsal schedule. Meanwhile, remember to tune in to our live stream for instant reactions to every rehearsal!