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Welcome back! Eurovision 2022 rehearsals continue in Turin today, with eight more countries taking to the PalaOlimpico stage for their first run-throughs.

We’ll get our first glimpse at semi-final one contenders Portugal, Croatia, Denmark, Austria, Iceland, Greece, Norway and Armenia before the live shows begin. Who will live up to expectations, and who will leave us wanting more? Stay tuned to wiwibloggs for our first reactions. 

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1 May: First rehearsals at Eurovision 2022

Listed below are the countries having their first rehearsals today. All times are listed in CEST (BST + 1). 

  • 10:00 – 10:30 Portugal: MARO “saudade, saudade”
  • 10:40 – 11:10 Croatia: Mia Dimsic “Guilty Pleasure”
  • 11:20 – 11:50 Denmark: REDDI “The Show”
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Austria: LUM!X feat. Pia Maria “Halo”
  • Lunch break
  • 13:40 – 14:10 Iceland: Systur “Með hækkandi sól”
  • 14:20 – 14:50 Greece: Amanda Tenfjord “Die Together”
  • 15:00 – 15:30 Norway: Subwoolfer “Give That Wolf a Banana”
  • Break
  • 16:00 – 16:30 Armenia: Rosa Linn “Snap”

First rehearsal footage will be exclusive to the official Eurovision TikTok account for 24 hours.

Each video will be a maximum of 90 seconds, and will include:

  • Artists getting ready backstage
  • First reaction to seeing the stage
  • Wide shots of the first rehearsal
  • A short interview about their first performance

Eurovision 2022: Press Meet & Greet times

Shortly after their rehearsals, each act will be available for their first press meet and greet. Things will look a little different today as no press is allowed inside the arena. 

All press conferences will be available to watch on demand via Italian broadcaster RAI. 

Here’s the list of times for each act’s Meet & Greet. All times are listed in CEST (BST + 1).

  • 12:00 – 12:20 Portugal: MARO “saudade, saudade”
  • 12:40 – 13:00 Croatia: Mia Dimsic “Guilty Pleasure”
  • 13:20 – 13:40 Denmark: REDDI “The Show”
  • 14:00 – 14:20 Austria: LUM!X feat. Pia Maria “Halo”
  • 15:40 – 16:00 Iceland: Systur “Með hækkandi sól”
  • 16:20 – 16:40 Greece: Amanda Tenfjord “Die Together”
  • 17:00 – 17:20 Norway: Subwoolfer “Give That Wolf a Banana”
  • 18:00 – 18:20 Armenia: Rosa Linn “Snap”

🇵🇹 Portugal: MARO “saudade, saudade”

 
 
 
 
 
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Rather than singing on the main stage, MARO and her five dancers gather on Stage B, which is located just in front of the green room. (You’ll remember that Eurovision 2017 winner Salvador Sobral also chose the remote stage for his performance). They form a circle, looking into each other eyes. This conveys the intimacy and atmosphere of the song, which is about the pain of losing a loved one (in her case, her grandfather). It also conveys how we can and indeed should lean on those who remain to help us celebrate those who have left us and the life we have left to live. This is a circle of trust and an engine to heal. MARO’s final run-through included fog at ankle-level, adding to the atmosphere of her presentation. 

The Online Dictionary defines “saudade” as a Portuguese folk culture term for a deep emotional state of melancholic longing for a person or thing that is absent, common in Lusophone literature and music.

Speaking to Escbubble after FdC semi-final one, MARO said: “[saudade] is about longing, and this song specifically is about my granddad who is no longer with us, and was a big big part of my life and me. I’m talking about how much I miss him, and I guess paying homage to him”. (William)

🇭🇷 Croatia: Mia Dimsic “Guilty Pleasure”

 
 
 
 
 
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“Guilty Pleasure” tells an intricate tale of a possibly quite controversial topic. Mia describes being with a spouse but thinking of another lover in her dreams. She says “timing has never been our thing” in terms of them only coming in her dreams, which leaves questions about whether the this person is a real love in her life, or a past relationship that she is thinking about.

Given that she’s in a complicated love situation — mentally, anyway — it’s appropriate that she’s brought three dancers with her…perhaps to suggest a very crowded relationship, or maybe her inner struggle and turmoil. Her pink dress, which leaves me craving watermelon, has gone down a treat with our followers on Instagram. Besides praising the design, they’ve suggested it looks gorgeous set against the blue lighting behind her. 

The song begins laying out what to expect, explaining the situation, and telling of the secrecy behind her lusty fascination – “Five nights in a row of dreams I’d never share”. Sharing with who? Well, she’s left with the “souvenir” of guilt, as she’s laying in bed with her spouse, and she is “with him until the death do us part”. She describes her husband as devotion, whilst the man she is fantasising about is just a “secret treasure” and the titular “guilty pleasure”.

Our Lucy is a huge fan of this. Writing in our Wiwi Jury review, she said: “Oh boy, is “Guilty Pleasure” drastically underrated this year or what? I’ve heard people say they don’t find it interesting etc., however I couldn’t disagree more. The lyrics tell such an emotional story of forbidden lust, set to the dreamiest melody I’ve heard this year. There’s something so sensual about the way Mia describes her object of desire coming to her in her dreams to then wake up next to her spouse.” (William)

🇩🇰 Denmark: REDDI – “The Show”

 
 
 
 
 
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Ida Bergkvist on bass, Mathilde “Siggy” Savery on guitar and vocals, Agnes Roslund on guitar and Ihan Haydar on drums. These fantastic four – brought together as a group by drummer Ihan and Danish music industry legend Chief1 – together make up REDDI, who won the Danish ticket to Eurovision 2022 back at the start of March. 

“We’re all inspired by seventies music and rock in general,” Siggy told us at the London Eurovision Party, “we’re trying to combine the rock of the seventies with the punk pop of the nineties, which is a nice hybrid I think. It works. We’re all rock pop musicians and that’s what we like to do together.”

Given their bold attitude and outlook, it’s no surprise they chose to fill the stage backdrop with neon blocks of colour. They added some literal pop with on-stage fireworks.

“The Show” is an impassioned rallying cry to be true to yourself when others would doubt you. Turning your back on the doubters can be a challenge, but in the song REDDI insist it will be worth it in the long run, “I’m not sorry, this is all me, and I will never let it go, I will keep up with the show.” 

As well as calling for people to keep up with the show, the lyrics also offer a direct challenge to haters too. The second verse, for example, reads as a direct rebuke, “You never followed and now you’re blocked. And now and forever, I’ll show you what I’ve become.” (William)

🇦🇹 Austria: LUM!X feat. Pia Maria – “Halo”

 
 
 
 
 
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Talk about getting literal! To bring life to their song “Halo”, LUM!X and Pia Maria have shipped in a ginormous circular lighting rig. This electro-halo gives off light and gives the stage an arresting centrepiece to help them stand out from the field. Flames and plumes of smoke add even more drama — dance floor on fire!

Pia has consistently struggled with her vocals during the pre-party season, so we’ll be interested to listen to the TikTok audio if the teaser includes live vocals. Hopefully earlier performances helped her move past any and all nerves. 

Luca Michlmayr, better known as LUM!X, is only 19 years old but has a lot of musical success already to his name. The Italian-Austrian DJ is best known for his collaborations with Eiffel 65 member Gabry Ponte. In 2019, they released “Monster”, which was certified Platinum in Austria, Germany, France and Poland. His early success earned him an award for Meilleure révélation (Best revelation) at the French Fun Radio DJ Awards. Last year, they worked with Italian dance musicians Prezioso to release “Thunder”, which was certified Platinum in Italy. An electronic musician with connections to the host nation and with big home support – he has a lot to prove in Turin!

Pia Maria is even younger than LUM!X, at a raw age of 18, but has youthful energy to match. In addition to being a songwriter herself, she has a lot of musical theatre experience and spent three years training in special effects make-up. She currently works at the Tyrolean State Theatre in Innsbruck.

The song opens with the central theme of finding inner strength and collaboration: “Let me be your halo, cause we’ve been through hell and back in only one night”. The lyrics refer to Ancient Greek figures Hercules and Socrates to establish an image of inner strength, “We don’t need a Hercules to bring a man to his knees, philosophers like Socrates said find yourself, think on your feet”. Then the next verse flows through the theme of rising to challenges, “We can be the CEOs, yeah you already know, we’re not under control and no, no, not anymore”.

These themes continue throughout the song, with strong vibrant imagery of angels, “I’m stronger than angels, I’m fearless in danger, and I will bring dark to the light”, and stars, “we’re gonna be written among the stars, posing so we’re hustling young queens”.  (William)

🇮🇸 Iceland: Systur – “Með hækkandi sól”

 
 
 
 
 
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No longer staggered, Systur now stand in line with each other, showing that each of them is equal in this sisterly trio. However, each of Sigga, Beta & Elín have their own style of clothing, meaning they can still bring some individuality.

The Icelandic team have chosen warm amber tones for the lighting, which very much matches the theme of the song – a rising sun bringing light at the end of the long winter.

The three Icelandic sisters have a long history with many different styles of music. They’ve released folk, pop, even EDM music — but always together, all three of them. They have released their music under many different names, but Eurovision viewers will know them as Systur, the Icelandic word for sisters.

The exact title of the song, “Með hækkandi sól”, does not appear in the song’s lyrics — which is unique to only Iceland and Moldova out of all of this year’s Eurovision songs — but the motif is still very clear throughout the song. The chorus expresses that feeling of looking forward in hope, as the three croon: “The darkest winter waits for the sun to ease away the longest nights with light. The darkest winter waits for spring to warm our embraces again”. (Jonathan)

🇬🇷 Greece: Amanda Tenfjord – “Die Together”

 
 
 
 
 
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Amanda is alone on stage, dressed in a flowing dress with a silver shimmer to it. She sits on a chair, with further fallen-over chairs placed around her. The focus in on Amanda, but the chairs provide a presence of other people who the Greek entrant might have wished could be there with her – corresponding with the lyrics about a dying relationship.

Blue and white is the chosen colour palette for the lighting, giving this a nice contrast from Iceland that proceeded it.

Amanda Tenfjord — full name Amanda Klara Georgiadis Tenfjord — is a Greek-Norwegian singer and songwriter. Born in Ålesund, Norway, to a Norwegian mother and Greek father, she spent parts of her childhood in both of her countries of origin.

“Die Together” explores a number of perspectives of a dying relationship. The first verse paints a picture of discontent, suggesting this could be the beginning of the end. This is emphasised as Tenfjord sings, “We don’t laugh anymore and when we cry we do it on our own.”

As the chorus kicks in, a different viewpoint is explored. Rather than allowing the relationship to crumble, Tenfjord considers conflicting feelings. She points out that “if we die together now, we will always have each other”. She promises to “hold you ’til forever, if we die together”. There is a suggestion that this relationship can’t survive this life but could thrive in the next. (Jonathan)

🇳🇴 Norway: Subwoolfer – “Give That Wolf A Banana”

 
 
 
 
 
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When something’s yummy does it set off sparks for you? Well it seems to do exactly that for Keith and Jim — the wolves from outer space who are representing Norway. Their rehearsal of “Give That Wolf A Banana” really came to life with fireworks at the end as they brought things home with their lyrics yum, yum, yum.

The identity of Subwoolfer remains a mystery. But fans have suggested the duo includes or at least has the involvement of everyone from Norwegian Idol runner-up Gaute Ormåsen to A1’s Ben Adams. What’s clear is that humour and irony underscore all of what they do. Their name combines the words Subwoofer and wolf, a melding of two specific attributes: the former a reference to the duo’s heavy bass sound, the latter putting the animal theme at the heart of their identity.

The group’s retelling of Little Red Riding Hood fits neatly with the pandemic. The Wolf (coronavirus) preys on everyone young and old — both Red and Grandma. But it’s Grandma who is most vulnerable, since, according to the wolf, she “tastes the best.” 

Little Red, who we take as the narrator, knows there is a solution: “Before that wolf eats my grandma, give that wolf a banana.” (William)

 
 
 
 
 
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🇦🇲 Armenia: Rosa Linn – “Snap”

 
 
 
 
 
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In “Snap” Rosa-Linn opens by saying “it’s 4am, can’t turn my head off.” The idea of insomnia driven by her incessant thoughts comes to life in the beautiful staging. She sits in her bedroom, which is covered entirely with Post-It Notes. These notes — on which people typically jot down their thoughts — completely surround her. Trapped in her head, she has no choice but to sing in an effort to let it all out. The paper notes resemble tissue paper or toilet sheets — suggesting the delicate nature of her emotions in a song about evicting someone from your heart. The performance finishes with the stage rotating.(William)

Which act are you most excited to see? Do you think we’re in for any surprises? Let us know what you think in the comments below! 

 

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Rashad
Rashad
7 months ago

Armenia’s staging looks like toilet paper.

efafaeff
efafaeff
7 months ago

it has the lights and to me it looks ok
nut the delegations should at least have the choice to use the led screen ( which can be turned manually during postcards
also what I liked the most about Iceland were the light lol

efafaeff
efafaeff
7 months ago

ok apparently the sun can move throughout the show but not the performances for many reasons i cannot explain . I suppose after first rehearsals every delegation can choose between the lights and the led side. AT least I hope so

Jghtl
7 months ago
Reply to  efafaeff

Let’s hope for it

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
7 months ago
Reply to  efafaeff

So long as the lights and LEDs still work, and they are not singing in front of a black hole (for which, I’ll reserve further comment until the Space Man comments 🙂 ), I’m okay.

Thorula
Thorula
7 months ago

Is it just me or half of the artist seem bored by those bland TikTok sing along? They should have done it with those really willing to and not rush some poor quality videos.

Mirko
Mirko
7 months ago

The last two days have been a game against Italy and Rai; all social media are full of people complaining about our production and posting that this is going to be a 1991 experience part 2. As an Italian, this is just a nightmare; we’re so stressed to do everything at our very best, ’cause we all know that the eyes of Europe are on us. I understand your doubts, but please try to be more positive and avoide the toxicity. First, we don’t know exactly what has just happened so everything is only speculation; and more important we don’t… Read more »

Jghtl
7 months ago
Reply to  Mirko

Well official statement by rai would be cool, you know. You waited for so long just to ruin everything, kinda sad

Mirko
Mirko
7 months ago
Reply to  Jghtl

Well, we have been waited for so long to have our chance to redeem ourselves – so imagine how afraid are we right now

Jghtl
7 months ago
Reply to  Mirko

Well after this year you are going to wait for a long time to redeem yourself again

Mirko
Mirko
7 months ago
Reply to  Jghtl

Thank you so much for all your support guy. You’ve just really got what I meant

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
7 months ago
Reply to  Mirko

Are there discussions right now about how to fix the sun I. Stage or at least turn the arches to get the LED side visible on stage?

efafaeff
efafaeff
7 months ago
Reply to  Mirko

after reading the final descision with the sun and your comment , i felt my soul calming down
i decided not to stress again and enjoy it
Btw la stampa confirmed what will happen with the stage

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
7 months ago
Reply to  efafaeff

Recently like today or a few days ago? What did they say about the stage?

Jghtl
7 months ago

I’m really getting frustrated with the stage, will it be fixed so that they can at least use LED side od the sun, or will it be stuck like that and ruin almost every performance

Frank Arthur
Frank Arthur
7 months ago

Why is Greece year after year so overeacted??? Is become really boring , i find not that special really ,but of course the fanatics fans from Greece ,always go to find it wonderful ,not nice more

David
David
7 months ago
Reply to  Frank Arthur

If people say they like it, it means they like it. It’s their opinion. We all have different tastes in music.

efafaeff
efafaeff
7 months ago
Reply to  Frank Arthur

nice grammar bro
also i was kinda offended by this as a greek but everyone is alllowed opinions

Kalla
Kalla
7 months ago
Reply to  Frank Arthur

I don’t think there has been any overreaction to Greece tbh.

ete sech
ete sech
7 months ago

OMG I loved everyone today! Everything’ll go better than thought yesterday. My highlights are Croatia (Mia looks gorgeous in that dress and her staging is fantastic) and Greece (nice and fantastic staging and love that they kept the indie aspect of the entry too)! 😀

Jofi
Jofi
7 months ago

There is a little mistake in Maro’s part. It’s written five “dancers” instead of back singers

Jake
Jake
7 months ago

In the States we have mischief night where people string toilet paper across people’s houses. It will be forever known as, “pulling an Armenia 2022!” SNAP!!

Adam
Adam
7 months ago

Is it me or stage design looks just bad? Expected much more from Italy as a host.

Jamie
Jamie
7 months ago
Reply to  Adam

Yeah, every performance looks cheap. Italy will not host for a loooong time after this.

Mirko
Mirko
7 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

Thank you so much for all your love and support.

Jghtl
7 months ago
Reply to  Jamie

Let’s hope they won’t

efafaeff
efafaeff
7 months ago
Reply to  Adam

i like the design but the failure is…

Jake
Jake
7 months ago

Is Greece 2022 this year’s Bulgaria 2021?! Loved by the fan groups, exquisite staging, talk of winning, top 3 semi finish and then couldn’t crack top 10. At least Greece has strong diaspora.

Eurovision2016>
Eurovision2016>
7 months ago

As I’ve always said, the overall winner with the combined voting has always been between sweden italy greece and cyprus and greece’s staging being classes above the rest in this semi just proves this.

Sonam
Sonam
7 months ago

Kirkorov was never involved with any Greek entry

Winner Vibes GR
Winner Vibes GR
7 months ago
Reply to  Sonam

That’s correct..

Vamoss
Vamoss
7 months ago

He will go crazy if they win without him

Sam
Sam
7 months ago

Greece looks promising and it will go directly to my top3. We’re likely winner of SF1 and let’s see what happens in the final. Fingers crossed!

Thallo
Thallo
7 months ago

The dream team will never return to Eurovision due to Kirkorov’s links to Putin.

Im so fab
Im so fab
7 months ago

All today’s rehearsals are much better than yesterday’s. Is it a coincidence or did RAI fix some things about the Sun and the LED screen?

Anyways, this semi is getting stronger and stronger.

Winner Vibes GR
Winner Vibes GR
7 months ago

On that I will agree with you. He did take fans comments seriously but also remember that in most cases the song he had to stage was not wow so was hard to lift it up.. But I think Fokas after all these years is growing with the contest as well..

efafaeff
efafaeff
7 months ago

I agree he is not always recieving masterpieces
*COUGH* Greece 2017 *COUGH
also that failed mermaid trick taht year OH MY GOD
and please don’t say ‘m being harsh I’m actually Greek

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
7 months ago

Last year Manneskin if this year the Greek woman wins Eurovision will be the biggest mystery in the history of humankind

Dan
Dan
7 months ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Greece this years has such a great song and a professional artistic staging, I don’t see why it could be a mystery for you.

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
7 months ago
Reply to  Dan

Because the song is boring as hell and the lyrics dont make sense… They wanted to write something deep and emotional but ended up writing: if we die together now// wr will always have each other// i wont lose you for another… Is the boyfriend ok with this??.

MonsieurMüller
MonsieurMüller
7 months ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Yes… that “each other-another” and “together-forever” rhymes make it so trite. I still can’t understand why it is so high on betting odds. This is so overhyped!

efafaeff
efafaeff
7 months ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

5 year old can’t understand the meaning
That is why you cannot make sense

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
7 months ago
Reply to  Dan

Artistic staging means a few chairs knocked over? But wait they are very artistic because they mean blablabla and whatever…

Winner Vibes GR
Winner Vibes GR
7 months ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

All your comments are bitter and nasty dude.. Call the doctor immediately if not sooner.. ?

Winner Vibes GR
Winner Vibes GR
7 months ago

The Dream Team did get victories with with My Number One, with Russia and many third places with Shake it, Shady Lady, Azerbaijan etc etc. Is not nice to speak like that about creative people who dedicate their lives in music, dance and arts. Easy for us to judge seating in our couch typing and judging so badly artist’s work.. The true art of a troll sorry.. I am not defending the specific team it can be any creative team.. Sweden every year follows the same old recipe and send very similar songs and staging but don’t see us saying… Read more »

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
7 months ago

I love Portugal as a country. Saudade is ok but come on… I can only judge based on the pics but 5 women singing in a circle is not the WOWest thing in the world.

mandy
mandy
7 months ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Certain songs dont need “wow” staging, they need you to focus on the singer, listen to the lyrics and feel the emotion of the song and not get distracted but other things going on around them, this is, in my opinion, one of those songs.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
7 months ago

OK, I have a question. What’s gonna happen to the sun? Can it be fixed or is it a lost cause at this point? If it can’t be moved mechanically, can it still be moved manually so the LED side can be placed in front?

efafaeff
efafaeff
7 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

La stampa said it will be moved during intervals and etc but not during performances

Winner Vibes GR
Winner Vibes GR
7 months ago

The true underdog this year.. Will go up in the odds on Wednesday for sure top 3 if not win it all..

Karla
Karla
7 months ago

How do they compare?

Im so fab
Im so fab
7 months ago

Can you tell us about UK and Poland stand-ins? I’ve heard Poland doesn’t have any memorable staging. Is that true?

Aqulla
Aqulla
7 months ago
Reply to  Im so fab

so you saw nothing, cause it is known tha Poland has 4 or 5 dancers on the stage, so I will be completely different than in NF

Winner Vibes GR
Winner Vibes GR
7 months ago

I love how authentic down to earth and anti star Amanda is.. True Indy pop artist.. Love her!!!

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
7 months ago

It also doesn’t hurt at all that she’s just insanely cute…

Efthymios
Efthymios
7 months ago

I think I’m in love with Rosa Linn’s staging! <3

Jghtl
7 months ago

Greece please be in the top 3

Karla
Karla
7 months ago

‘can you describe more of Greece’s staging? What about their floor? Also super lucky to have been able to be in the arena!

Matt
Matt
7 months ago

OMG Mia.. I am even more in love with Guilty Pleasure by seeing her staging and THAT DRESS.. Love love love it.. ??

David
David
7 months ago

I was a huge fan of portugese song, and now i love it even more. I mean, it’s AMAZING. my vote is definitely for her.
Greece’s staging is also a great one.
Waiting for Armenia.

David
David
7 months ago
Reply to  David

I just saw Armenia’s staging’s photos. It’s not what i expected , and i don’t know if i like it or not. It might go well with the song tho.

Mr. Abbott
Mr. Abbott
7 months ago

I had a Tomachevi Twins deja vu after watching the Greek staging photos… And both performances were directed by Fokas Evangelinos. Not that creative or innovative as I read in many comments here.

Intern
Intern
7 months ago

Damn, just on based what I’ve seen so far, I’m the most satisfied about Portugal. What. A. STAGE! If they meet expectations, they may get my 12 pts. in the first semi-final.

Efthymios
Efthymios
7 months ago

By the way…

Yum, yum! A tasty, scrumptious first place in the semi-final for Norway, yum, yum! 😀

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
7 months ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Haha
No

Efthymios
Efthymios
7 months ago
Reply to  Yeah yeah fire

Well, just making suggestions! 🙂

KLINE
KLINE
7 months ago
Reply to  Efthymios

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Enclo
7 months ago

Amanda born in Greece and then grow up in Norway.

Anoni
Anoni
7 months ago

I’m really glad Subwoolfer kept the staging identical to their Grand Final. It was already complete with almost nothing to change or add on.

Milla
Milla
7 months ago

Amanda looks so stiff and doesn’t have that charisma to win. On these photos anyway. But we’ll see in the semifinal. But Greece is a qualifier and a top 10 without a doubt.

Winner Vibes GR
Winner Vibes GR
7 months ago
Reply to  Milla

Jealous much? Your comment is your opinion of course but come on.. Everywhere they say amazing things right now and you found to say that? Come on..

Milla
Milla
7 months ago

I’m not jealous. Is that all you can say about my comment? I don’t think Amanda feels like winner material. Before or after the rehearsal. I have that right.

Winner Vibes GR
Winner Vibes GR
7 months ago
Reply to  Milla

You are talking about someone’s charisma judging from a picture showing them seating. I didn’t comment about your opinion about if she is the winner based on your thoughts. I just found your comment out of place and not relevant at all.. Bit childish thats all

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
7 months ago

But you will have to agree that the staging with the chairs is a bit meh… No matter how metaphorical still meh.

efafaeff
efafaeff
7 months ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

once again you really do not even try to understand the meaning
it’s ok it is really deep and some people (including you ) cannot understand the meaning

efafaeff
efafaeff
7 months ago
Reply to  Milla

oh please
“Has no charisma” and ” Does not feel like winner” are completely different
saying that she has no charisma is untrue and shows jealousy but saying she doesn’t feel like winner material is ok
Learn English.

Jo.
Jo.
7 months ago
Reply to  Milla

kinda weird that she doesn’t move and has only one expression in the photos ^^

Milla
Milla
7 months ago
Reply to  Jo.

Omg.. No I didn’t know… dah!! How silly.

Jo.
Jo.
7 months ago
Reply to  Milla

apparently you didn’t cuz it was exactly what you comment…

efafaeff
efafaeff
7 months ago
Reply to  Milla

some people run out of bad things to say and just use a random one
but each bad thing has a meaning
“has no charisma” can you justify that?

KLINE
KLINE
7 months ago

Hats off to Greece. The staging looks stunning based on the photos. Just can’t get into the song … so there’s is no vote from this end.

Ben
Ben
7 months ago

Greece’s photos all look so classy. I can’t wait to see the tv result to be sure how it all will look but I’m sure this performance will spread some strong goosebumps at the night.

zsó
zsó
7 months ago
Reply to  Ben

I read that is not everything! It’s going to be a whole experience on tv with.

zsó
zsó
7 months ago
Reply to  zsó

*with the visuals.

Hrvatska
Hrvatska
7 months ago

the performance itself is like, from a fairy tale, if it will be well shown on TV, Croatia has a good chance to advance to the finals

Im so fab
Im so fab
7 months ago
Reply to  Hrvatska

Croatia is my 3rd, I wish she will qualify and succeed in the final.

Jo.
Jo.
7 months ago

visuals look way better today, particularly for Austria, Iceland and Greece (so far).

Efthymios
Efthymios
7 months ago

ALRIGHT, I think this time that we (Greece) actually have a good combination between a decent staging and a great sing for the first time since 2013, haha! 😀

Jo.
Jo.
7 months ago
Reply to  Efthymios

I’m more convinced about Greece’s chances now. Although we don’t have much to discuss about it, the staging looks simple yet promising.

Joe
Joe
7 months ago

The pictures look stunning. Obviously your guess is as good as mine for how these will all look the night of, but there’s a lot of polished-looking staging. Portugal in particular. They’re my favorites so it’s heartening to see that they’re already headed in the right direction.

sucof
sucof
7 months ago

the interesting thing is that if the original project had had the “black” arch with lights, as we see it now, no one would have said anything.

Jghtl
7 months ago
Reply to  sucof

Well ofcourse no one would have said anything if it was always meant to be like this, but it wasn’t and that is the problem

euromeuro
euromeuro
7 months ago
Reply to  sucof

That’s true but the since is once you spoil the fans with a special and fancy new stage construction you need to get it all together. It’s pretty unfortunate that they have this problem but you guys have to remember that there have been similar complex stage element even 20+ years ago that worked totally fine. There were arches above the stage even back in 2001 that worked without any mayor problems. The stage in 2006 with the collosseum worked without any technical difficulties. Same goes for the complex LED stage in 2009 and 2016. It is all down to… Read more »

sucof
sucof
7 months ago
Reply to  euromeuro

I don’t think that 20 years ago there could have been 7 arches with a led part and the lights on the other, let’s not exaggerate with the comparisons.

euromeuro
euromeuro
7 months ago
Reply to  sucof

Let’s forget the LED part and take a look at the Eurovision stage in 1976 where they managed to create several different stagings with the same elements.
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These arches in Turin could be moving smoothly with better planning.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
7 months ago
Reply to  sucof

Fair point. We would be rather arching over the topic of stage design though. (Yes, I do wordplay.)

nzzz
nzzz
7 months ago

Maro without makeup wooow, she is a really different…Mia like a Disney princess…Interesting for now…

Jo.
Jo.
7 months ago

Austria’s staging looking LIT

Efthymios
Efthymios
7 months ago

ICELAND’S STAGING LOOKS INCREDIBLE, AN ATMOSPHERIC MASTERPIECE WITH THE RISING SUN (hopefully they fix those damn arches), I WANT TO CRY OF JOY! <3<3<3

Efthymios
Efthymios
7 months ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Downvote as much as you desire, I don’t give a damn, I love both the song and the theme of Systur. 😉

Winner Vibes GR
Winner Vibes GR
7 months ago

The Greek Staging guys is WOWWW.. A dream was directed by the always creative Fokas Evangelinos for the direction of the Greek participation in this year's competition. Everything we will watch in the three minutes of Die Together, is a dream through Amanda's eyes, around which the direction revolves. The song begins in a dark scene. We only see Amanda who opens and closes her eyes according to the pauses of the song. The shots alternate around her. Then the shot opens and we see Amanda getting up from a chair. There are several chairs on the stage that seem… Read more »

roxy
roxy
7 months ago

That looks very nice. Still the song cant reach a top position in my eyes. But it will qualify for sure.

Winner Vibes GR
Winner Vibes GR
7 months ago
Reply to  roxy

Everyone has different tastes i respect that.. It went up in the odds without even finishing rehearsal. Only Portugal and Greece so far today did that and without proper press in the rehearsals. Cant wait to see it on television i believe it will be a moment.. 🙂

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
7 months ago

… To go for a piss.

Nick
Nick
7 months ago

Can you just not spoil everything?

Winner Vibes GR
Winner Vibes GR
7 months ago
Reply to  Nick

There are more to be revealed.. And i am just putting already public information nothing more.. I am a fan of the entry so cant wait to see the rehearsals on Wednesday..

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
7 months ago

Very funny your review… Greek performance is stunning. She is sitting down and opens and closes her eyes according to the pauses and then she stands up… Wow amazing!! (Ironic mode on).

Winner Vibes GR
Winner Vibes GR
7 months ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Stop drinking too much beer not good for the belly and you keep going for a piss.. like your comment is.. for the piss (Ironic mode not on)

roxy
roxy
7 months ago

The Austrian staging looks amazing.They go for many different colours. I like that. In the press conference Pia Maria sang the chorus live and it sounded flawless. Austria a NQ? Never ever! at least in 2022 😉

Efthymios
Efthymios
7 months ago
Reply to  roxy

Well then, they’re back in the game, thankfully for them!

Whisker
Whisker
7 months ago
Reply to  roxy

Excellent news!

Atlas
7 months ago
Reply to  roxy

Ella y sus dos coristas…porque ella sola…..sin comentarios

roxy
roxy
7 months ago
Reply to  Atlas

no coristas at the meet and greet

Frank Arthur
Frank Arthur
7 months ago

Until now i see QF to Albania,Netherland ,Croatia ,Austria,Lithuania,maybe also Norway ,for the rest must wait but i think Portugal and Greece can be in danger ,

Ben
Ben
7 months ago
Reply to  Frank Arthur

Greece with that staging is sailing through, a strong top5 contender. Cheers.

Una
Una
7 months ago

EBU could not even manage microphones and in-ear things in the past. We don’t want artists “punished” because of technical failures.