Eurovision 2022 – Rehearsals: Day 2

It’s the second day of rehearsals. 8 countries will have their first rehearsals session today.
Unfortunately, the rehearsals will be closed and this means that journalists won’t have the chance to watch the full version of them.
Short video snippets will be available on the official Tik-Tok channel of Eurovision
However, we are here to supply all the details we will have:

The schedule is as follows:

CountryRehearsal TimeMeet & Greet Time
Portugal10:00 – 10:3012:00 – 12:20
Croatia10:40 – 11:1012:40 – 13:00
Denmark11:20 – 11:5013:20 – 13:40
Austria12:00 – 12:3014:00 – 14:20
Greece13:40 – 14:1015:40 – 16:00
Iceland14:20 – 14:5016:20 – 16:40
Norway15:00 – 15:3017:00 – 17:20
Armenia16:00 – 16:3018:00 – 18:20

Note: This post will be updated according to the progress of the rehearsals.
It seems like the kinetic sun has movement limitations. In other words, the motor mechanism should be fixed.

Take a look at the green room:

#1. 🇵🇹 Portugal: MARO – saudade, saudade

  • Portugal will use the secondary stage which is allocated just next to the green room.
  • Maro is accompanied by 5 female backing vocalists, 2 of them competed in “Festival da Canção 2022“. Maro wore a simple purple one-piece outfit.
  • They are singing in circles, while the led screen shows geometric and colorful shapes
  • The atmosphere is chilling.
  • There’s a possibility that Portugal will use some smoke machine elements as well
  • The lighting is blue and purple, the floor is fooled with pink – white – gray smoke.
  • In the press, the girls mentioned that they feel like the message is bigger than them, They are just one part of the full image.
  • The delegation is considering adding guitars to the performance.
  • Towards the end of the conference, we were gifted with an acapella performance of the song.

#2. 🇭🇷 Croatia: Mia Dimšić – Guilty Pleasure

  • Mia wears a hot pink flamenco dress, while under she wears a bra of the same color.
  • The Croatian delegation has tried to utilize the stage’s size.
  • She is accompanied by 3 dancers ( 2 male dancers and one female dancer) in order to deliver the message of the song: thinking about someone, while being in a relationship with someone else.
  • The lighting is shaped like an inner triangle beam. The colors are white, blue, pink and soft yellow.
  • Mia holds a black guitar while singing.
  • The kinetic sun is lightened in blue.
  • Mia has chosen to include several words in the Croatian language in the lyrics.
  • She describes the staging as dream-like.
  • Mia mentioned the following artists as her best friends: S10 (The Netherlands), Andrea (North Macedonia), Vladana (Montenegro), Domi (Czech Republic) and Malik (Germany).
  • She performed an acoustic cover of “Euphoria” in front of the press.

#3. 🇩🇰 Denmark: REDDI – The Show

  • The main element of the staging is the use of neon lights. The main colors are blue, red, green and yellow.
  • Towards the end of the chorus, one can see frameworks on the stage.
  • It starts emotionally with the lead singer singing it in a ballad-style, and continues to kick rock.
  • In the beginning, the lead singer sits by the piano. She wears a dark green velvet outfit. Other members wear: orange velvet outfits. The two others wore brocaded outfits.
  • Towards the end, we can hear a key-change.
  • The band mentioned Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, and Harry Styles as their favorite artists.
  • Their favorite entries this year are “Hold Me Closer” (Sweden), “Jezebel” (Finland) and Stefania (Ukraine).

#4. 🇦🇹 Austria: LUM!X feat. Pia Maria – Halo

  • .The main element is a huge circular neon lighting that surrenders the duo.
  • LUM!X wears a sparkling black jacket with a shiny black t-shirt beneath.
  • Pia Maria wears a two-piece outfit: it is silver on the top and black on the bottom.
  • The performance included flames and smoke jets.
  • The lighting is based on purple beam light
  • LUM!X plays on a black DJ bath.
  • In one part of the performance we can see half of the stage lightened in blue, while the other half is lightened in red.
  • At the conference, LUM!X mentioned he would like to do a remix of the following entries: Armenia, Italy, France, Lithuania

#5. 🇮🇸 Iceland: Systur (Sigga, Beta og Elín) – Með hækkandi sól

  • The 3 sisters Sigga, Beta and Elin are accompanied by their brother Eythor on the drums
  • One of the sisters wears a red outfit, another sister with a flowery outfit, and the third sister wears a white shirt and blue pants. Their brother wears a white suit.
  • Each one of the artists holds a guitar (in a different color) while their brother is on the drums.
  • The performance starts with purple cold light, and as the sun rises, we can see them “haunted” in a giant orange sun-shape light. In fact the stage is full of tiny sun-shaped beams.
  • The backdrop and the waterfall look like they are set on fire.

#6. 🇬🇷 Greece: Amanda Tenfjord – Die Together

According to the Greek media, we can also reveal the concept of the performance:

  • Amanda wears a white silvery dress.
  • The background (backdrop) is blue and we can see visuals of empty chairs.
  • The performance starts with Amanda’s closed eyes.
  • Her face will be seen in multiple angles.
  • The focus will also be on her eyes.
  • In the second verse, it will be revealed that she was sitting on a chair. She will move forward.
  • We will have some virtual visuals in blue color
  • There will be a male shadow on the stage with whom Amanda will dance.
  • The visuals will slowly decay as she closes her eyes. This means that she has had a dream.
  • The atmosphere is dramatic and fascinating.

#7. 🇳🇴 Norway: Subwoolfer – Give That Wolf A Banana

  • The performance is very similar to the one presented in the “Melodi Grand Prix 2022“.
  • The Norwegian team includes 6 members on stage: Keith and Jim, with DJ Astronaut and 3 backing dancers.
  • Keith and Jim wore black and white suits.
  • The female dancers wear yellow outfits.
  • DJ Astronaut will try to engage the audience. He wears a gold suit
  • Towards the peak point, we can see fireworks.
  • There’s a use of orange and yellow smoke, while the lighting is blue and yellow

#8. 🇦🇲 Armenia: Rosa Linn – Snap

  • The staging will include a paper-made house.
  • We can see a white bedroom with furniture that gives an intimate and authentic vibe.
  • The unique set rotates on its own axis, with no relation to the kinetic sun.
  • Rosa wore a white outfit, while holding a white guitar.
  • The lighting is in namely blue.
  • On one of the walls we can see the date June 22nd, which is the date when the song was written.

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Doron Lahav is 30-year-old, who lives in Israel. Doron has been watching the Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and shows interest in singing and writing.

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