ESCXTRA.com are live for day 7 of rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 taking place at the Pala Olimpico in Turin, Italy!
We continue with the final eleven countries rehearsing from the second semi final. The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are Australia, Cyprus, Ireland, North Macedonia, Estonia, Romania, Poland, Montenegro, Belgium, Sweden and Czech Republic.
The latest artist to rehearse is Andromache from Cyprus with the song “Ela”
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 staging is one of the most intricate we’ve seen. The shell prop is absolutely HUGE and comes on stage in two halves. The entire prop is covered with projections throughout, with flashing lights emanating from the back wall.
This performance also utilises the waterfall as part of the opening shot, which is incredibly impactful. My one major complaint is the overuse of wide shots, and the choice of camera cuts in general diminish some of the effects and don’t do justice to the choreography, but the camera work definitely improved as the rehearsals progressed.
Costumes and styling
Andromache is wearing a gorgeous sparkly camel body suit, which has a slit down the leg. Her hair is mermaid style, crimped with a slight wet look to it. It’s all very cohesive.
There were mic issues for the first 2.5 runs, and Andromache was very low in the mix. Thankfully, she is a total professional and by the final run, the mixing and vocal were perfect.
This is incredibly impressive and impactful on the stage, in a year where some of the staging concepts have fallen flat. The best parts of this are the first 30 seconds and the last 30 seconds, which are the crucial to making an impression with viewers.
I just hope they are able to tidy up the camerawork by the time the dress rehearsals roll around.
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!