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!
We continue with the second rehearsals for the majority of the artists in the first semi-final! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Iceland, Norway, Armenia, Finland, Israel, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Malta. Also taking to the stage today for the first time are the big 5 – France, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain and Germany will have their first rehearsal later this afternoon.
The latest artist to rehearse is Rosa Linn from Armenia who is performing her song “Snap”
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.
This is a very interesting stage. Rosa-Linn is in a room surrounded by post-its, all white. She starts by sitting down and playing guitar. During significant moments in the song, she pulls away the post-its to reveal words or images. “Snap”, “June 22nd”, and an image of a heart. The lights are a mix between white and blue, but end in orange-gold towards the 2 minute mark.
When she finishes the bridge of the song, she pulls away the post-its, and walks through a hole to finally reach the stage. She is then standing in the middle of the circle, singing the last parts of the song.
Costumes and styling
She is wearing a beige suit that looks really lovely when she’s surrounded by the post-its.
Vocally she is great, especially when she belts out the final notes after leaving the post-it room. Absolutely nothing to criticize here.
This is something we haven’t seen before in the contest, and it makes sense now that they put it to perform last. It is so engaging, it immediately captures your attention, and you can’t stop watching. Armenia really put a lot of effort into this and it should pay off. We were a little confused about why all parts of the song, you would put “June 22nd” on the wall, but regardless, it’s such a creative staging that it’s not a problem. She looks great, it’s vocally great too, so they really did everything they could.
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!