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 Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord from Greece who is performing the song ”Die Together”.
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.
Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord begins sitting on a chair. As the first verse progresses, we discover she is surrounded by upturned chairs ‘sinking’ into the stage. Deep blue screens both behind and below her make it seem as though she is walking on water. It is quite haunting in terms of the staging and delivery. The final chorus builds into a beautiful white lighting display from the kinetic sun, and blue lights out from the edge of the stage. Camera work for this delicately keeps the focus on Amanda but shows the depth of detailing on the stage.
Costumes and styling
Amanda is dressed in a white dress, fitted at the waist, but free-flowing enough to allow for easy walking. The sleeves are slightly puffed, giving extra style to the stage outfit. She also has a tough of white eyeliner on her eyelid which is noticeable on the close-ups of her face.
There are no worries about the security of Amanda’s vocal, even with the big note towards the end. Each run-through of “Die Together” gives us more and more certainty that this vocal performance – especially the acapella start – could impress the professional juries immensely.
There’s a lot to like about this performance from Greece. Amanda carries great stage presence, which is important for a song which starts acapella. There are lots of lovely details such as silhouettes of a couple dancing on the video screens during the second chorus, and sweeping shots that show the blue and white lights through the choruses. A really good rehearsal.
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!