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LIVE DAY 5 REVIEW: A fun and high-energy performance from Moldova!

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 Zdob si Zdub and Adhahov Brothers from Moldova who are performing the song ”Trenuletul”.

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.

Rehearsal review

Stage presentation

It’s not quite the chaotic show we were expecting from Moldova, it’s a little more static. I was expecting a train, but maybe that was a little too much, haha! I feel like their energy is really great, so they should advantage from that once there is an audience in the venue. They are definitely adding in a lot of fun colours, wacky outfits, and the stage doesn’t feel small. The sun does disadvantage them regarding backdrop, because it kind of hides the words “Hey Ho, Let’s Go” that are displayed in the background. The colours are so fun, though!

Costumes and styling

The violin players look so fun! Their outfits are wacky black and white, definitely fun. The lead singer is dressed similarly to what we’ve seen in the pre-parties, I’m not sure if this is the go-to outfit for him.

Vocal quality

Nothing to complain about here! Vocally as strong as the studio version, with the same energy too!

Overall impression

This song remains one of the most fun ones in the competition, which should make it an easy appeal for televoters. However, I expected a bit more. I am missing a bit of the silliness that makes the entry one of my favourites. It feels a little static, but I feel like having an audience there will be a massive improvement. The revamp is fun, it makes the song a little more diverse. In general, I still can’t complain too much, it’s still a fun song that can bring the party to Turin!

Watch the rehearsal

Zdob şi Zdub & Advahov Brothers - Trenulețul - Exclusive Rehearsal Clip - Moldova 🇲🇩 Eurovision 2022Zdob şi Zdub & Advahov Brothers – Trenulețul – Exclusive Rehearsal Clip – Moldova 🇲🇩 Eurovision 2022

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!

Bente van Leijden

I have watched Eurovision every year since 2009, and have become actively involved in the fan culture since 2016! My favourite genre in Eurovision tends to be rock, but I am not opposed to pop songs or ballads at all. If the song is good, I will like it :) As an Amsterdam native, I am very lucky to visit Eurovision in Concert each year. In 2021, I was even lucky enough to attend 5 Eurovision shows in Rotterdam!

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