Switzerland’s Marius Bear was next up to hit the stage today for Eurovision 2022 first rehearsals. The Appenzell native performed “Boys Do Cry” in Italy for the first time inside Turin’s PalaOlimpico. Did Marius deliver? Let’s find out…
Switzerland’s Marius Bear “Boys Do Cry” — Eurovision 2022 first rehearsal
@eurovision What a voice! 🥰 Switzerland’s @marius.bear takes the stage for his first rehearsal 🇨🇭 #Eurovision2022 #Eurovision #EurovisionTikTok ♬ original sound – Eurovision
As expected, the Swiss presentation is very laid back. Marius Bear stands centre stage, dressed in all black with a leather look jacket and his signature earring. Our boy is surrounded by smoke, spotlights, and the occasional burst of purple and blue lighting (which looks like a running theme this year). It’s reminiscent of “Amen” by Vincent Bueno from Austria — who failed to qualify for the Eurovision 2021 grand final — but with a softer, gentler edge. The question remains as to whether Marius will be able to stand out from his competitors, especially following another stripped back — but stellar — performance from Lithuania.
Our wiwibloggers said…
Suzanne: I love the authenticity and the heart that we get from Marius Bear. He’s just like a big teddy bear and I wanna give him a big hug. Embrace the masculine, embrace the feminine. It’s okay, boys do cry.
Jonathan: Darkness very much seems to be the theme this year but when there’s so little going on the focus really is gonna be on Marius Bear. From the clip, I’m not quite getting all the emotions just yet. Hopefully once we see some camera angles we’ll start feeling things.
Reaction to Switzerland’s first rehearsal at Eurovision 2022
@wiwibloggs_official @marius.bear keeps things intimate at his first #Eurovision rehearsal for #Switzerland 🇨🇭 #ESC2022 #BoysDoCry ♬ Boys Do Cry – Marius Bear
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