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 Subwoolfer from Norway who are performing their song “Give That Wolf a Banana”
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.
Iceland set the bar very high by starting the day with three perfect runs. By comparison, Subwoolfer needed some tweaks to take it into ‘ready’ territory.
The lack of smoke or a more bold LED floor removes the sense of expensiveness somewhat, because at points you can see the marks and sheen of the stage floor.
Costumes and styling
The styling is pretty much unchanged from the Melodi Grand Prix final, thankfully. I want to give a special mention to the dancers, who are wearing canary yellow heeled ankle boots which match with the ‘skin’ of their bodysuits.
From a technical perspective, the choreography and the blending of the vocals were excellent in all three runs. However, some of the camerawork could be adjusted in order to frame them better for TV viewers.
The vocal is much improved from the first performance we saw of this, even though the last run was a little bit shaky at the start (to be expected after three runs).
The performance, although still imperfect, is very gripping, even though I’ve seen it a few times now. The addition of fireworks for the last chorus in their third run was the cherry on top of what could be a top 10 worthy performance next week.
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!