Photo by EBU/Nathan Reinds

Tuesday marked the final day of first rehearsals for the semi-finalists of Eurovision 2022. That means it’s time for one last poll where you pick your favourite. 

Ireland’s Brooke opened the show with some very big fireworks, while Czech Republic’s We Are Domi put on a light display of their own.

In between we saw North Macedonia (hands on two large panels), Estonia (country-western landscapes), Romania (matador fashion), Poland (dancing water creatures), Montenegro (with a secret, to-be-revealed prop), Belgium (a very silver jacket), and Sweden (that signature green circle). 

But who slayed hardest? You can watch the brief snippets on the official Eurovision TikTok channel, and you can also consult our reaction videos below. You can also check out photos of each act in our daily blog post. Then let us know who won you over!

Poll: Who had the best first rehearsal at Eurovision 2022 on Tuesday?

You can vote for as many acts as you’d like, but you can only vote one time. Be sure to tick the box next to each country you want to support. 

So who did you vote for? Who do you think has improved their chances to make it to the grand final? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Alice
Alice
7 months ago

I voted for Ochman, the best wow just amazing. This voice …

Bella
Bella
7 months ago

The thing people should understand, As Wiwibloggs said, Why should Sweden fix what ain’t broken?.

Her performance is about intimicy and there are many close shoots on Cornelia, which suits her and the song. We might not see enough changes thru this rehearshale, but I think they’ve improved different camera angles and close shoots. We will see it on the semi.
She has Synesthesia and thats why she has a big round green circle.

Sometimes less is more.

Nat
Nat
7 months ago
Reply to  Bella

She doesn’t have Synesthesia. She was asked about it in an interview and she had no clue what it was.

Cynthia
Cynthia
7 months ago
Reply to  Nat

Well just because you don’t know what it is doesn’t mean that you don’t have it..

She basically explained why she had the big green circle and she didn’t know that was called Synesthesia.

Nat
Nat
7 months ago
Reply to  Cynthia

Yeah, she explained why she had green circle. Its called being creative.
And actually if you dont know what something is and you specificaly do not confirm and announce that you have it, than everybody in the world should assume that you don’t have it.
Just because you want to diagnose somebody, because you think its cool, it doesnt mean its the truth.
Have some respect to Cornelia.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
7 months ago

People all talking about how great was Ireland yesterday, based on 4 photos and an useless video. I love Brooke as a person but her song is still not good enough to make it imo. Plus, let me remember you that everyone was so hyped by Lesley Roy staging after first rehearsal. We all know what a mess was the complete performance.
Not here to push down Ireland, I’ll be really happy for Brooke if she nails it. My point is that everyone should wait a little bit before judging, 2nd rehearsals only begin today and we’ll see more.

AllThingsNordic.eu
7 months ago

Sweden is steadily good, the Swedes know how to deliver. On the other hand, Poland kind of disappointed me. The song is good, especially some parts and he has a great voice. However the staging ruins any chances of doing very well. The creatures dont work for me and don’t find them appropriate for the song. Also, Ochman is just singing standing awkwardly on stage. Also, his face on the semi LEDs does not add something to the performance. They could have done a much better job with staging. Good luck to Poland and all the other entries.

Ritoli
Ritoli
7 months ago

There are going to be some flops this year… I don’t like any song from the second half of the 2nd semi…

For me its: cyprus, israel, australia… the rest I really dont even care…

Cyprus I love the staging and the song, I listen to it every day..
Israel I like the message and for some reason I feel strong when I listen to the song..
Australia his voice and his emotions.. omg..

Sabrina
Sabrina
7 months ago

Sweden doesn’t make big chances when they really need them, why would someone think they would do it when they already have everything figured out? Still a great immersive performance in my books. This half of the semi seems to be more dependant on good camera work than the first. For example, Poland can look awesome or messy. I personally have a good feeling about it. But what impressed me the most today is the use of lights on the Czech performance. If Dominika nails her vocals, I believe they’re in.

Ulla Rajala
Ulla Rajala
7 months ago

I was really into Sweden, but I have now seen the video so many times that the staging feels samey and the ‘felt gestures’ choreographed. Czech Republic came out better than I expected. And Ireland. The black sun dampens the Estonian and Romanian entries…

Jimmy
Jimmy
7 months ago
Reply to  Ulla Rajala

Of course it’s choreographed.

Jonas
Jonas
7 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy

Yeah, but done well it should feel as if it’s not.

Jimmy
Jimmy
7 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

The illusion is what counts.

Andrew
Andrew
7 months ago

Everyone seems to be elevating their performances apart from Sweden and Poland. Perhaps they didn’t need to. And perhaps the others did.

Sophia
Sophia
7 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

yes that’s just it, those two didn’t need to. IMO they’re already the top of this semi. some others did, and they did it well

mark dowd
mark dowd
7 months ago

So many parallels between Ochman and Gijon 2021. Best vocal delivery…dark, avant garde staging that is divisive….

Confident this will be top 5…because it’s quality..

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
7 months ago

I wasn’t feeling it today at all, generally. I actually preferred Day 3 to Day 4. I liked Poland’s choreography the best today, from an artistic standpoint. It was divisive though. Obviously Sweden is bringing the same as in MelFest, so that’s fine. Czech Republic and Ireland both really gave their all. Ironically low moment of the day ironically ended up being probably the most memorable: Those broken up words on the blocked LED screen for Romania! 😛 After today, I’m worried about most of these in terms of qualification. Sweden is probably the only safe qualifier here. Ouff, tough… Read more »

Jghtl
7 months ago

Maybe we should ask Konstrakta to fix the stage, she is an architect.

Jghtl
7 months ago
Reply to  Jghtl

Ops wrong thread lol

Héctor
Héctor
7 months ago

There are three songs that kind of surprised me. One did it in a positive way: Montenegro. I mean, it is the typical classic ballad, but the color chosen for both the dress and the lighting really helps to sell the song. It looks very polished and elegant. “Breath” is in my bottom 5 but with this performance and visuals it could qualify. The other two did it in a negative way: Poland and Sweden. It’s not like Sweden’s one is bad but the fact they didn’t change anything at all. In my opinon they could have reworked the staging… Read more »

Andrew
Andrew
7 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

Unfortunately Poland’s lack of stage presence does hinder his chances of doing well. His voice is incredible but that’s not enough to win Eurovision. Or even qualify. Also what’s with the suit??

Essie
Essie
7 months ago
Reply to  Andrew

In the backstage footage the suit looks good but on that dark stage it’s too dark.
Maybe he’s going for a classic Pavarotti look but it’s not working for me.

Anna Annita
Anna Annita
7 months ago

Buy a new…outfit….

Im so fab
Im so fab
7 months ago

Poland was cringy, how is it first? Enough is enough with the Polish fans.

Andrew
Andrew
7 months ago
Reply to  Im so fab

They are certainly committed

Nat
Nat
7 months ago
Reply to  Im so fab

Weren’t you the one claiming everywhere, that polish staging will be exactly the same as the NF because of your ‘inside’ information. You must be feeling pretty stupid now to the point that you think that its only Polish people voting for him lol Stop being so hateful, its not healthy to be this toxic

Milla
Milla
7 months ago

There is so much talk about the stagings. But bad songs are still bad songs..

Jghtl
7 months ago
Reply to  Milla

Yes! I see people forgetting about that, thinking a country will qualify only because of an average staging.

Stephanie
Stephanie
7 months ago

Ireland, what a shocker ! Still don’t like the song, but she was good. Also pleased about Jérémie performance. Cornelia, like it or not, was great. And then there were Ochman and Stefan, do I need tö say more?

Zisk
Zisk
7 months ago

Glad Brooke was just saving herself for Eurovision. Her Late Late Show performance was a bomb, but she absolutely killed it today! Second rehearsal will probably elevate things further and for once I’m actually feeling optimistic about our chances this year.

Andrew
Andrew
7 months ago
Reply to  Zisk

Brooke’s journey from slumber party to this is pretty incredible. She deserves to qualify

Azan
Azan
7 months ago

Poland was unique to say the least LOL! I rlly liked the Czech Republic, Ireland, Romania, Estonia, and Montenegro! I’m so glad Vladana is singing a bit in Italian! We Are Domi and Brooke rlly improved vocals, and had great staging! WRS had a great outfit! Stefan could have used some dancers tho

ffgsg
ffgsg
7 months ago

Czechia Sweden Ireland and Montenegro

Jamie
Jamie
7 months ago

Voted Czech Republic. Poland looks too tacky for me.

Jghtl
7 months ago

I liked only Czech Republic and Sweden. Czech Republic could get top 15.

Tedd
Tedd
7 months ago

What a difference comparing first half and second half. I feel like yesterday was way better stage wise. Totally looked very simplistic.

Hello hi
Hello hi
7 months ago

My bets are Ireland achieving last place in its semi final for 3rd year in a row. I really hope so. It’s needs a massive wake up call and a sacking of HOD .

ffgsg
ffgsg
7 months ago
Reply to  Hello hi

shame on you
Brooke has been improving with every live and today she was amazing

Hello hi
Hello hi
7 months ago
Reply to  ffgsg

Why shame on me ? It’s the reality of Ireland currently in Eurovision, it’s won’t improve until it’s accepted that we are soo lacklustre in Eurovision. It’s like an alcoholic who won’t admit they have a problem. We
Had same comments last year with the Irish entry. How much Lesley was “improving” with every performance and “saving herself” for the live shows. Dream on

zsó
zsó
7 months ago

Off topic but luckily Ronela’s choreography stay the same.

ffgsg
ffgsg
7 months ago
Reply to  zsó

not luckily
oficially

Colin
Colin
7 months ago

After praising my overall winners, I have to add how Ireland felt very fresh and cute today. What San Marino was yesterday, Ireland was today in its own way. I would like to see a pathway for these two to make it through as well.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
7 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Ireland dealt very well with the technical challenges today and gave it all more than 100%. Brooke really lights up the room wherever she goes. 🙂

Ugnius
Ugnius
7 months ago

Why don’t you make another poll with the question “Whose stage was the most damaged by that black hole”

Whisker
Whisker
7 months ago
Reply to  Ugnius

Wow, this is goooooooooooood!

Sometimes
Sometimes
7 months ago
Reply to  Ugnius

Estonia would win that poll.
Song about Hope..and everything positive…
and theres black rainbow of death covering most of the stage…

potaxio
potaxio
7 months ago
Reply to  Ugnius

Answering that question, the most affected by the hole must be Lithuania, Estonia and Romania 🙁

lol
lol
7 months ago

brooke is a queen, she deserves to qualify and is criminally underrated especially in the odds which dont seem to be moving that much

ffgsg
ffgsg
7 months ago
Reply to  lol

excactly i love her
frik u bookies

harpersss
harpersss
7 months ago

Brooke! Queen

Thanos
Thanos
7 months ago

Missed the whole day of rehearsals today, just watched the clips but there’s only I think I will say: I am looking forward to tomorrow and onwards, hoping we will get exclusive reherasal footage as seen though tv like every year on YouTube. That’s when we will be able to judge things better.

ffgsg
ffgsg
7 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

that’s what will happen
also, are u greek?

Thanos
Thanos
7 months ago
Reply to  ffgsg

Yup 🙂

lia
lia
7 months ago

Czech Republic was a nice surprise and Brooke too!

ete sech
ete sech
7 months ago

Yesterday’s rehearsals were better but Domi and Brooke slayed! They were my highlights of today 😀
On the other hand, Montenegro, Poland (despite being actually fine) and Belgium were kind of a letdown and Sweden was meh. Btw it’s such a shame North Macedonia didn’t stand out bc I love circles and I love Andrea 🙁

Dane
Dane
7 months ago
Reply to  ete sech

If you can vote in semifinal 2, then vote for Andrea. Unfortunately, I can only vote in semifinal 1. North Macedonia deserve the final.

ete sech
ete sech
7 months ago
Reply to  Dane

I live in Mexico. I can’t vote for anyone at all 🙁

Anna Annita
Anna Annita
7 months ago
Reply to  ete sech

NMK is so underrated. Song is so good.

Escfan
Escfan
7 months ago

Romania (for the good energy and for the whole show) and Czech republic (this will suprise everyone and will do very Well in the final) for me!
I’m sure that We are Domi will go in the final, but I’m scared for Wrs, fingers crossed tho! He really deserves it!

vamoss
vamoss
7 months ago

Visually, Sweden is the only one benefited by the dark hole gate #holibebe because the background stands out. Cornelia is going for the 7th victory and with all the drama going on, it will be a sign of relief

PuppetOnAString
7 months ago
Reply to  vamoss

All the dislike probably come from Italy and Spain stans ?

Efthymios
Efthymios
7 months ago

CZECH REPUBLIC’S STAGING IS JUST A SMALL GLIMPSE OF “MIDNIGHT GOLD”. :’) <3<3<3

Efthymios
Efthymios
7 months ago
Reply to  Efthymios

I never thought that people would take this comment as negative criticism, loool! I mean I personally love the many flickering lights so much, it reminded me of the 2016 entry, that’s not a bad thing for me! I now also can enjoy the song much easier, considering the staging now perfectly fits the music! Czech Republic joined my qualifiers!

zsó
zsó
7 months ago

Czech Republic was my favourite! It seems Dominika improve her vocals quite a bit, the lights and the outfits was also nice. I’m hoping for a great live and maybe a total arena lights off that part of the song.

ffgsg
ffgsg
7 months ago
Reply to  zsó

I wouldn’t say quite a bit
I would say a lot
THAT HIGH NOTE I-

Colin
Colin
7 months ago

Unsurprisingly, it’s Poland, Estonia, and Sweden for me. Ochman’s staging especially feels great, which is a relief, considering that he was the one I was most worried about beforehand.

sam
sam
7 months ago

brooke really impressed me today! she could definitely qualify now, her vocals served and the staging is the best we’ve seen from ireland in a while

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
7 months ago

Swedens staging is still a eyesore for me, I find it assaulting like Tusse last year with just far too much lights.
Sweden will have a John Lundvik style result, high with the Juries but, the televote is lower than expected.

That is a real shame though as Hold Me Closer is one of the few songs this year that I won’t be mad at to see win.

Denis
Denis
7 months ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

And I think Sweden will get over 100 points in televoting. Even more in fact. I don’t see her winning jury-vote surprisingly. Maybe in the semi but not fnal. Problem with Tusse was that it wasn’t a good song. At all. Cornelia has a strong song and that strentght is what counts.

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
7 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Good points, and I agree with the +100 points in the televoting but I do see it capping off at the 130-135 mark. This has winner potential but, she does need to place very high in the Jury vote to secure it and I unfortunately don’t see it for Cornelia. I’m Sorry. Based of what we have, I say that the UK is in contention to win this entire thing, the Jury vote in my opinion Sam has completely sewn up, based on historical Jury winners over the past few years & traditional Jury voting criteria, Sam and SPACE MAN… Read more »

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
7 months ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

How is France last year anyway comparable to Sweden this year? France last year was Edith Piaf realness revised for a new generation, Sweden this year is giving us some major Lana Del Rey vibes so just because their slow songs you think they are comparable? To a lot of people, the lights can be extremely off putting, Tusse last year was a prime example of that and those lights is probably what did John Lundvik a hard time in 2019, it is just overkill. I would love to see Cornelia score highly with the public but, the public is… Read more »

nzzz
nzzz
7 months ago

Sweden nothing special…Yesterday was much better…

Whisker
Whisker
7 months ago

Happy birthday to Dominika!

There isn’t much to tell about the rehearsals, considering the technical disaster. Therefore I can say that my favourite was Sweden. And Cornelia wearing that amazing top made my day! Tack tack!

And I love Vladana’s gown! And from what I can tell I also like a lot Dominika’s outfit.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
7 months ago

Based on the photos I would say Czech Republic, Sweden and Belgium. When it comes for the total package I would had Poland and Estonia. All of these 5 have to be go to the final.

SerbYo
SerbYo
7 months ago

Ireland! Was surprised a lot!

Efthymios
Efthymios
7 months ago

My complete top-18 of the 2nd semi-final of “Eurovision Song Contest 2022” ??? (final, before live show): *MY QUALIFIERS:* *1. Serbia* – “In Corpore Sano” (SONG: 10/10) – (STAGING/VISUAL EFFECTS, OUTFITS: 10/10) – (REHEARSALS: 10/10) *–(OVERALL: 30/30)* *2. Sweden* – “Hold Me Closer” (SONG: 10/10) – (STAGING/VISUAL EFFECTS, OUTFITS: 10/10) – (REHEARSALS: 10/10) *–(OVERALL: 30/30)* *3. Estonia* – “Hope”   (SONG: 10/10) – (STAGING/VISUAL EFFECTS, OUTFITS: 9/10) – (REHEARSALS: 10/10) *–(OVERALL: 29/30)* *4. Poland* – “Ri?er” (SONG: 9/10) – (STAGING/VISUAL EFFECTS, OUTFITS: 9.5/10) – (REHEARSALS: 10/10) *–(OVERALL: 28.5/30)* *5. Georgia* – “Lock Me In” (SONG: 7/10) – (STAGING/VISUAL EFFECTS, OUTFITS:… Read more »

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

They probably have a filter for bad taste. 😉

Efthymios
Efthymios
7 months ago
Reply to  Im so fab

Your opinion is also subjective to you so it still cannot be considered generally valid. Tastes differ, in case you didn’t knew, darling. 😉

guitarman
guitarman
7 months ago

Belgiums opening shot was the best of today.

Zheng
Zheng
7 months ago

Czech republic the best today

guitarman
guitarman
7 months ago

Belgiums opening show was the best of today.

Anke
Anke
7 months ago

Poland’s staging 2022 – Azerbaijan 2008 meets Switzerland 2007.

Anke
Anke
7 months ago
Reply to  Anke

true 😉

Sage
Sage
7 months ago

Brooke really pleasantly surprised me today

Roberto
Roberto
7 months ago

Czech Republic and Belgium.

Jimmy
Jimmy
7 months ago

The Black Hole really stole the show.

Jimmy
Jimmy
7 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy

…so I voted for Lights Off.

Una
Una
7 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy

So funny!!