Lumix Pia Maria Rehearsal Eurovision 2022 Halo
Photo: EBU / NATHAN REINDS

Eurovision 2022 second rehearsals are into the final straight for Wednesday, with Austria being the third last act to perform. Lumix and Pia Maria performed “Halo” inside the PalaOlimpico arena. What did we think? Scroll down to find out…

Austria’s Lumix feat. Pia Maria “Halo” — Eurovision 2022 second rehearsal

Padraig: Both the audio track and music video for “Halo” are packed full of energy. So it’s a little anti-climactic to report that the entirety of Austria’s set consists of Lumix and Pia Maria performing inside a giant halo lined with dozens of ring lights. And that’s pretty much it. Lumix pretends to scratch his records and does a little shouting to warm up the crowd, while Pia Maria, now with a new hairstyle, does her thing. The grandiose and extravagance of the music video are completely absent. Furthermore, the song key appears to have been lowered and the backing singers have been turned up. 

Reaction to Austria’s second rehearsal at Eurovision 2022

@wiwibloggs_official #Austria’s @LUM!X & @PIA MARIA bring the energy to their 2nd #Eurovision rehearsal. @jonathanvautrey watches and reacts 🇦🇹 #ESC2022 #Halo ♬ sonido original – wiwibloggs

What do you think? Did Lumix and Pia Maria live up to your expectations? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago

It is ok. I dont see a well thought performance, it is just two youngsters within a circle singing but it is ok.

Ana
Ana
1 month ago

It’s a SONG contest, not a singer contest, nor vocal abilities contest. Many average singers has a great songs. This is a great song! And this girl has been through hell literally, they didn’t mixed her and back voices as they should (staff in Turin) there’s total anti Pia propaganda that it becomes tasteless – saw the video on YT of two middle age guys and chick from wiwi calling her hairstyle an an*l sex toy. She’s a teenager FGS and you literally constantly trying to make this kid anxious and insecure shaming her because their song is an actually… Read more »

Nikki
Nikki
1 month ago
Reply to  Ana

The song is not my taste but probably for the majority it is a good summer hit when listening to recorded version not live. It is a song contest but song goes hand in hand with vocals and singing, otherwise it is hard on ears. The overall Austrias package isn’t ready and looks poor quality. The entire Austrias situation reminds me of Roxens last year – a lot of hype but unfortunate result because of bad vocals.

Niya
Niya
1 month ago
Reply to  Ana

The claim that some of you have that Eurovision is just a “song contest” is not viable anymore even if the contest orginially was named as “Eurovision Song Contest”. I thought we established long ago that Eurovision isn’t just a “song contest” anymore and haven’t been for decades now. If it was only about the song itself then why would the delegations put any effort or money into the staging and overall visuals? Why would the hosting country put money into creating amazing staging if the visuals aren’t important? To get a good placement in Eurovision, entries require to have… Read more »

Tzs
Tzs
1 month ago

Austria will be in the finale, Its my number 4 this year … if Azerbaijan 2016 or San Marino in 2019 – Austria can too

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
1 month ago

One of the fan favourites, no doubt this is very catchy and good on the radio and to dance to . I don’t think this will qualify though , something is missing .

Tzs
Tzs
1 month ago

Eurovision is not voice Contest

020Nick
020Nick
1 month ago
Reply to  Tzs

It should be…at least a huge part of the package

pmsbm
pmsbm
1 month ago
Reply to  Tzs

Of course it is. If you can’t sing you shouldn’t qualify. See what happened to Ireland or Romania last year…

Nikki
Nikki
1 month ago

Such a poor quality

AllThingsNordic.eu
1 month ago

Poor Austria. The song is good but vocally weak VS the other songs. Every detail matters. Good luck to all entries!

Lin
Lin
1 month ago

That’s actually the best cut out of whole song

Clara
Clara
1 month ago

I don’t get it. Why did they pick an inexperenced singer who cannot sing at all? Surely at some point someone must have thought this was a bad idea.

Lily
Lily
1 month ago
Reply to  Clara

Actually I am asking myself the same question every time there is a DJ feat a singer in eurovision. Because almost every time it is like the same problem (look at Poland 2018, Finland 2019)

Film4o
Film4o
1 month ago
Reply to  Lily

Bulgaria 2008 too.

Dane
Dane
1 month ago

I dont think it is so bad as people say. Austria is a qualifier for me

ete sech
ete sech
1 month ago

I think the song was a nice option but the singer not so much, which makes the overall choice a bit rushed.
I love the song, but this just makes me more afraid that it will not only not advance but also end up at the bottom of the SF

Montell
Montell
1 month ago

I don’t understand why is everyone saying this will not qualify. It sounds good. Most of the job is done by the backing vocalist but so what? I don’t get it.

Illi
Illi
1 month ago
Reply to  Montell

You said the reason: the job is done by two backing vocalists.

Montell
Montell
1 month ago
Reply to  Illi

That didn’t stop Azerbaijan last year. I don’t think it will stop Austria. I’m not saying tey will qualify but no way this is bottom 3.

Illi
Illi
1 month ago
Reply to  Montell

Bottom 3? Nah.
Sure qualifier? I hope not.

jot
jot
1 month ago

At this point, they could also just put one of the backing vocalists on stage since they seem to be the only ones that you can actually hear…

Jghtl
1 month ago

One of the best stagings today

Jghtl
1 month ago
Reply to  Jghtl

But vocals…

M B
M B
1 month ago

Pia might be inexperienced, but she is improving all the time and the staging is great, so I really don’t think this isn’t a guaranteed NQ like people are saying.

jot
jot
1 month ago
Reply to  M B

Improving as in turning up the background vocals…

Ellie
Ellie
1 month ago

Pia wasn’t the right singer for this track, and I’m sorry that she’s going to receive the brunt of the criticism.

Una
Una
1 month ago

I *really* like Austria and want them to qualify. One thing is sure: I will keep listening to “Halo” after the show is over regardless of the result.
Austria, please qualify 🙂

Colin
Colin
1 month ago

Uff… the betting odds just pushed Latvia on that 10th place ahead of them. Good luck, I guess.

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

Surprisingly, so really good songs are supposedly ”out” if we are to look at the betting odds (even if they get one-two wrong from the places 7-10 each year): Austria, Lithuania, Croatia, Denmark, Iceland, Slovenia, and Bulgaria are ”not expected to qualify”. Lithuania especially, and also Croatia, Iceland, and Slovenia, would deserve it, though.

Colin
Colin
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

I would be very happy if at least one of them makes it. At this point, we can do without Latvia and Switzerland in the finals, but perhaps I’ll change my mind when the semi comes.

Aisling
Aisling
1 month ago
Reply to  Colin

I’m not too sure about Lithuania qualifying tbh. I feel she might be forgotten about being so early. She’s a lovely singer tho and I wish her the best:)

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago

Yeah. This is a bit of a problem. ;;

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 months ago

Oh dear. Best of luck in the contest.

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago

Too short! I want more!

Xxx
Xxx
2 months ago

Pia Maria is Natalia Gordienko of 2022. A vocal powerhouse me thinks.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
2 months ago

Safe to say Austria will be in the bottom 3 of the semi. It’s a bit sad but not that much.

Efthymios
Efthymios
2 months ago

WE CAN BE VOCAL COACHES, YEAH WE ALREADY KNOW! Remember “Stones” shocking NQ, anyone? This will be its reincarnation. Only less shocking this time.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
2 months ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Stones was a dead certain NQ in 2018. It’s my 2018 runner up but I knew it won’t go through. Death semi innit. There will be nothing shocking about Austria NQ’ing this year.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
1 month ago
Reply to  Efthymios

Stones was fantastic on stage. They deserved a spot in the final but the public didn’t care much and neither did the jury. Death semi innit.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
2 months ago

Austria is coming bottom 3 if not last with the jury and they won’t do much better with the public. Surely Austria can’t qualify with a vocal that is that poor right? I wanna see the clip to see truly how poor it is.