Bulgaria Intelligent Music Project Intention Eurovision 2022
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Bulgaria’s Intelligent Music Project have taken to the stage for Eurovision 2022 second rehearsals. They performed “Intention” another time ahead of next week’s dress rehearsals and live shows. Did they venture out of the safety zone? Scroll down to find out…

Bulgaria’s Intelligent Music Project “Intention” — Eurovision 2022 second rehearsal

Padraig: Bulgaria was the very first country to release its song for Eurovision 2022. And now, six long months later, we finally get our first taste of the entry on the song contest stage. The good news is that it has certainly come on a long way since December. The arena setting really gives some much-needed oomph to “Intention”, which sounds rather tired and dated on record. Contrary to their dad rock image, the men of Intelligent Music Project really manage to deliver this with some style and panache. The number starts with a split-screen, which gives the guitarist and drummer their moment to shine. It then cuts to Ronnie strutting into centre stage, complete with a hat Bono might wear. The headpiece is quickly dispensed with, allowing the gents to rock out. They’ve brought with them a hemisphere made up of speakers. It doesn’t do much other than light up, although it does distract from the misbehaving stage. In fact, Bulgaria is more dependent on lights than anything else, so they remain relatively unscathed by the broken set.

Reaction to Bulgaria’s second rehearsal at Eurovision 2022

@wiwibloggs_official #Bulgaria’s Intelligent Music Project bring the fire to their 2nd #Eurovision rehearsal. @jonathanvautrey watches and reacts 🇧🇬 #ESC2022 #Intention ♬ original sound – wiwibloggs

What do you think? How will Intelligent Music Project fair in their semi-final? Share your opinions in the comments below.

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MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
1 month ago

this is not my cup of tea, but this may very well qualify based on their performance.

Chessguy99
1 month ago

The black thing actually enhanced the staging, makings the flames stand out more. This actually looks good, compared to some that have that black thing awkwardly standing out.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

This staging Definitely does uplift Bulgaria enough to not land in last place, but is it enough to push it over to the final? That remains to be seen

ete sech
ete sech
1 month ago

The Song was meh (not the worst of the season as many thought) but they managed to make it a competitive entry, cheers Bulgaria!

Mary M.
Mary M.
1 month ago

This staging just… works, that’s it. Good luck, Bulgaria!

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

This has been the surprise of Day 5 for me. Well done to Bulgaria and to IMP.

Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago

Bulgaria is going to do a lot better than virtually everyone had expected. This has always been a competent rock song, it is only through the performance that I think most people are now seeing the potential.

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 month ago

As always, the song is mediocre but definitely feels more like a Eurovision entry now with this E P I C staging!!!

Im so fab
Im so fab
1 month ago

This still have zero chances of qualifying.

Ted
Ted
1 month ago

Hate this song with a passion but the staging really elevates it.
The singers would stand out better if they wore another colour which is not black due to the broken stage.

Essie
Essie
1 month ago
Reply to  Ted

But if they wore non-black they wouldn’t match the dad rock template their sponsors know and love

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago

Now I think I can justify a bit more why I placed them 25th in my top. I still think they won’t qualify but they certainly are not sure NQs anymore. This staging rocks!

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
1 month ago

Bulgaria might actually be able to qualify. I still think they won’t but they could. Hey anyone could qualify TBH.

Arby
Arby
1 month ago

If this qualifies, I swear to god I will fly to Turin and turn that sun around myself.

Xxx
Xxx
1 month ago

Probably the least affected by that stage. Looks nice, the song is still boring.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago

Damn. I was not prepared for it to look that decent.
This is not as dead and buried as people make it out to be.

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
1 month ago

I really feel like this is one of the songs that benefited the most from being live. I think people will be shocked by it. The hate is rather undeserved, songwise.

ete sech
ete sech
1 month ago

That’s what I’ve said, it’s not a s bad as many think it is