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 WRS from Romania with the song “Llámame”
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.
WRS has two male and two female dancers and the performance begins with focus on two dancers who are lit with a very low level light to give a silhouette effect. When it cuts into WRS, the full choreography begins. When the chorus starts, the stage becomes brightly bathed in red and yellow with the lyrics on the back wall, as well as the floor.
The choreography for this is strong throughout, and varied too – there’s a lot going on here and it fully keeps your attention until the end with an outfit change for WRS into the final chorus. Throughout the performance, WRS has great connection with the camera and comes across as extremely likeable! In the final chorus, the screens at the back turn into a ‘golden shower’ curtain pyro effect – even though there is no pyro in this performance.
Costumes and styling
The two male backing dancers are dressed in crop tops, the two female backing dancers are in fitted playsuit outfits – all are dressed in a deep maroon tone. This contrasts nicely with WRS who is dressed ina long-sleeved red shirt and black leather trousers.
There is a reveal for the final chorus where a backing dancer pulls off his top and reveals a silver bejewelled black vest top.
Considering the immense amount of choreography that WRS does in this performance, his vocals are competent and strong enough. You wouldn’t call this ‘badly sung’, despite the amount of effort that goes into the dancing on stage.
For Romania today, this is a decent rehearsal that WRS delivers well. Whilst it’s a total upgrade from the national final, you can see where the roots of this performance came from. However, there could be more dynamic camera cuts to really match the tempo and energy of this performance to elevate it further.
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!