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 LPS from Slovenia who are performing the song ”Disko”.
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 giant disco ball on stage is such an effective prop. The drum looks like it’s ‘on top’ of the disco ball, but in actual fact, it’s set up on a raised platform. We’ve seen some excellent camerawork for this; it makes the band feel like they’re playing an intimate gig and with plenty of camera cuts too, to keep it dynamic.
This is exactly what it should be – the lighting really captures your attention and suits the 70s disco vibe, with the camera really bringing us to the party.
There is no worries about the kinetic sun here – clearly the Slovenian team always intended to use the lights for their performance, as they are used to shine directly on the disco ball too!
Costumes and styling
The groups’ outfits are all well-fitted suits. They suit the band exceptionally well, and they really do appear as if they are the biggest performing act at the disco – and we’re so glad we got the invite!
No surprises here, the vocals are incredibly secure and very confident. A really strong set of run-throughs today.
It’s fair to say that we’re really impressed with Slovenia. A very fun performance that fills the stage and should have the arena dancing throughout! This might well be in contention to qualify if it can capture the attention of the public, but it certainly feels like the juries will support this exceptionally professional performance.
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!