ESCXTRA.com are live for day 8 of rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 taking place at the Pala Olimpico in Turin, Italy!
It’s time for the second rehearsals for the Big Five, the countries already qualified for the Grand Final! The countries rehearsing today, in chronological order, are France, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain and Germany. Remember: The Big Five will also draw their halves today!
The latest artists to rehearse are Alvan & Ahez from France who are performing the song ”Fulenn”.
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.
Alvan & Ahez have elevated their staging from the national final to the Eurovision stage. The podium is made of Stonehenge-esque rock formation stones and feels authentic. The four performers are joined by an interpretative dancer who helps bring more life to the stage while Alvan & Ahez concentrate on their vocals.
The screens contain a lot of Celtic imagery and the performance has boundless amounts of fire pyro as part of the chorus, as well as cauldrons lit on stage too. There are projects onto the sun and the whole stage is consistently flooded with green. The last shot has Alvan winking to camera.
Costumes and styling
The group are dressed in a more embellished version of their national final outfits. Black with green Celtic embroidery.
The vocals from both Alvan and the ladies of Ahez are incredibly consistent and strong throughout. The trills are loud, tonally excellent and enjoyable. It’s ambitious but effectively pulled off.
Visually spectacular and sonically confident, France has really made a statement with this performance of “Fulenn”. The pacing of this performance is very full-on and intense, but it’s clear that France has spent big on making sure this stands out as best as possible in the Grand 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!