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LIVE DAY 6 REVIEW: Iceland brings a warm performance surrounded by beautiful lights

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 Systur from Iceland who are performing their song “Með hækkandi sól”

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

A song like this needs effective staging, and they managed to pull that off. The lights are blue and burgundy and perfectly fit the theme of the song, which is further elevated by the good use of the waterfall. It looks quite a lot like the national final performance, but just more polished.

It was a very nice rehearsal, there are mixes between closer shots of them and wider shots that show them on a stage that doesn’t feel too big for them. There are stars/glitters behind them that add an extra charm! We particularly loved the shot during the bridge where their camera shots are merged together and it looks like they’re all singing close together.

Costumes and styling

Not many surprises here, their costumes are similar to the national final. It works well for them! One of the sisters is wearing a red jumpsuit, the other is wearing a classic country outfit with a hat, and the last one is wearing a lovely pink dress. They’re all holding their guitar like in the national final!

Vocal quality

Perfect. As we knew from the national final, they sing very well and it sounds similar to the studio version. Absolutely no complaints here.

Overall impression

This is very professionally and impressively staged. The lights are a nice surprise, and it just all feels like a warm hug. The lights are beautiful and work in their favour, this is really a great performance. Vocally it’s perfect too, so it was really just an overall nice experience to watch. It definitely increased its qualifying chances, the juries will love this, and for the public it will be a breath of fresh air. Great job, Iceland!

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!

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