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 Mia Dimšić from Croatia who is performing the song ”Guilty Pleasure”.
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.
There is a whole sea of blue behind Mia and her three contemporary dancers. Mia starts alone on stage but by the end of the first chorus, works with the three dancers to tell the story of “Guilty Pleasure”. The screens also show a nighttime woodland on the screens towards the end. The camera follows Mia a lot around, and there could be some tweaks to following her back for too long in some sections. However, this does allow the storytelling to be really effective.
The bridge and final chorus were in Croatian, providing a very nice blend of the two overall.
Costumes and styling
Mia is dressed in a hot pink flamenco-inspired dress. Her backing dancers are dressed in loose-fitting beige outfits.
Once the in-ears were fixed – nothing Mia’s fault! – we were treated to some very lovely vocals throughout the rehearsal and she’s clearly very confident at telling this story.
Permission has been granted to give us some Croatian lyrics and this really is effective to lift the final minute, keeping it fresh. Overall, we really like the storytelling here but are intrigued to see how it looks directly next to Portugal before we can make our minds up fully.
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!