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LIVE DAY 7 REVIEW: Vladana has a light-up outfit for Montenegro

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 Vladana from Montenegro with the song “Breathe”

Follow every rehearsal live

Below, youโ€™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 contestโ€™s rehearsal schedule.

Rehearsal review

Stage presentation

Vladana remains on the B-stage for the entire performance but has a satellite shaped attachment to the back of her costume. The circular device at first looks like it is a diamante encrusted fabric, along with the bodice, but in the second verse it lights up in a very classy, pulsing way. Vladana does not move a single step throughout the entire three minutes.

The camerawork makes this look dynamic and the close-ups are very effective with the pulsing lights behind her head. There is a language change to Italian for the middle eight and switches back to English for the final run-through. The screens in the background showcase multiple faces for the final chorus.

Costumes and styling

Vladana wears a beautiful royal blue gown, and the circular light-up fabric attaches to the back. She has small gems on her face around her eyes, which catch the lights well, along with a natural make-up look. There is one long dangly earring from her left ear which trails as far down as her shoulder.

Vocal quality

Her vocals are as impressive as you expect them to be, they’re consistent throughout this rehearsal today.

Overall impression

This is a really nice, comfortable rehearsal for Vladana and Montenegro. We didn’t expect the attachment to her back to light up, but it is a really very nice effect. The chances of this qualifying will depend entirely on how this looks back to back with Poland and Belgium in the full show, as we do have some questions about the light/shade variation that there may not be in this run.

Watch the rehearsal

Stay tuned for our reviews for the rest of todayโ€™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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Nathan Waddell

I am the Editor in Chief of ESCXTRA, a huge Melodifestivalen fan and love sports. You can find me singing along to Scandinavian Eurovision entries, listening to the latest chart music on Spotify or watching the football and tennis on two different screens at once.

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