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 Jérémie Makiese from Belgium with the song “Miss You”
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.
While some people may have expected a stage presentation akin to the official music video, this doesn’t quite reach that aesthetically. However, inspiration from that visual has clearly been drawn via the styling and choreography.
Jérémie is joined by four backing dancers, who join him from the second verse onwards. While there isn’t full choreography from Jérémie, he does interact with the dancers and put forward some purposeful movement in sync with them.
Costumes and styling
The styling is certainly a choice, but undoubtedly better than a black t-shirt and trousers. Jérémie is wearing a metallic jacket with JEANS, and some chunky Converse-like shoes.
As expected, Jérémie was vocally on point, and his experience on The Voice Belgique is working in his favour.
At the time of writing, this is 7th favourite to qualify, and as of yet I’m not seeing where the votes will be coming from. I especially think this may struggle to hook televoters due to the lack of impact from both the chorus and the presentation, but I can see jurors appreciating that it’s the only R’n’B-lite song in the semi-final.
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!