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 Kalush Orchestra from Ukraine who are performing the song ”Stefania”.
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.
The colours remind me of then end of “Shum”, with the colours of the sunrise. Similarly, the song opens with a view of the sunrise. The sun actually works in their favour, and after the first chorus, the lighting turns more white to show the contrast. Then, a beautiful shot showing the silhouettes of the artists, as they make their signature moves leaning left and right. The backdrop shows hands and eyes, while bathed in blue light during the second chorus. We are going to get a lot of shots in the crowd with them clapping along during the bridge.
Costumes and styling
Most of the costumes are what we already remember from the national final, particularly the signature pink hat. Besides that, they are dressed in outfits that are colourful from the bottom but darker on top.
Nothing to comment on here, asides from the already impressive vocals that we were expecting. It sounds better than the national final, in my opinion, and it definitely feels like you can understand the lyrics even if you don’t speak Ukrainian.
I am incredibly impressed. This is a beautiful staging, which Ukraine is known for, and the power of the song is just elevated by the staging. It is really one of the best rehearsals we’ve seen so far today, the bookmakers definitely know what they’re talking about.
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!