Lithuania Monika Liu Sentimentai Eurovision 2022 first rehearsal
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Lithuania’s Monika Liu has taken to the PalaOlimpico stage in Turin today for Eurovision 2022 second rehearsals. We got our first real look at “Sentimentai” through the eyes of the audience. What did we think? Scroll on to find out…

Lithuania’s Monika Liu “Sentimentai” — Eurovision 2022 second rehearsal

Padraig: Monika brought elegance and chic to this morning’s first rehearsal, as was to be expected. The vibe was very much in keeping with her performance in Lithuania’s national final, just elevated for the bigger stage. Liu looked fabulous in her glittering gown, which sparkled like a small galaxy of stars on camera. While she stays in the same spot for much of the run-through, Monika keeps things dynamic by interacting directly with the camera. Her vocals are, of course, effortless, evoking the sound and atmosphere of a cabaret club from decades ago.

William: Monika is her staging. That gorgeous sparkling dress functions like a disco ball — it reflects light and gives the stage a visual centrepiece. The LED floor — most often black with white geometric lines — is the perfect counterpoint to vast black expanse. The non-moving kinetic sun gives off white lights, which makes it look like it was meant to be there all along. 

Reaction to Lithuania’s second rehearsal at Eurovision 2022

@wiwibloggs_official #Lithuania’s @MonikaLiuEurovision sparkles in her 2nd #Eurovision rehearsal. @jonathanvautrey watches and reacts 🇱🇹 #ESC2022 #Sentimentai ♬ original sound – wiwibloggs

What do you think? Did Monika Liu live up to your expectations? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Eyal
Eyal
1 month ago

Sorry but this is a very bad camera work for this song. And blowing a kiss in the wind seems really cheap and dated.

Nikki
Nikki
1 month ago
Reply to  Eyal

The camera work is brilliant and the kiss is a cheery on a top.

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
1 month ago

I really hope this qualifies. Deserves a place in the final.

Devito
Devito
1 month ago

Despite what bookies would say, this is one of of the few entries I’m proud my country sent. Anyways, if I wouldn’t know they had bigger plans, I would say Monika Liu and her team nailed the staging for the theme perfectly. Still outrageous about the whole lack of testing for the stage prior to the event, but at last I will be able to take it easy on my vacation to Greece because I will know Monika Liu will deliver quality nevertheless.

Midnight Gold
Midnight Gold
1 month ago
Reply to  Devito

Lithuania used to be the least interesting Baltic in ESC, but you’ve really turned things around after coming across The Roop, three great entries in a row and Monika not even qualifying would be criminal…

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

I have to say, lithuania made lemonade out of a potential lemon With the stage situation. You never would guess that this wasn’t their original plan, Because it all works together so well. The dark side of the arches with those lights matches the sparkles on her dress. This is probably one of the best Pivots Regarding the sun.

ete sech
ete sech
1 month ago

I was pretty worried about Lithuania after the first rehearsal, but fortunately they were able to overcome the whole situation! Kaunas 2023? 😀

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  ete sech

i Wouldn’t get your hopes high up about lithuania winning When it’s still not complete certain if they are gonna even qualify, but I can only wish them the best of luck and I am pleased to see they worked out something On the fly.

Im so fab
Im so fab
2 months ago

The horrible stage will favor the countries that will manage to tame it. Lithuania is one of them.

Lily
Lily
2 months ago

Lithuania falls with the bookies

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Lily

It was never that high in the odds anyway, but things can change.

Ted
Ted
2 months ago

This song has been in and out of my top 10.
There is something so captivating about the singer.
This is the first song where I feel the broken staging works well. I hope she qualifies.
Good luck Lithuania from me in the UK.

Vivian
Vivian
2 months ago

Dunno if I’ve said it before, but Monika is the first person I’ve ever seen who looks good with a bowl cut ^^’

Lex
Lex
2 months ago

I think it’s going to be super obvious who wanted to use the led side and who wanted to use the dark side. Looks like Lithuania always wanted to use this side of the sun, so it works perfectly and looks wonderful.

Xxx
Xxx
2 months ago
Reply to  Lex

That’s actually not true, Lithuania wanted to use the led side.

Lex
Lex
2 months ago
Reply to  Xxx

If that’s the case, they’re absolutely out of their minds. A song with dark backgrounds (we can see how they were just animated lines and Monika dancing), a singer with a sparkling outfit, and they didn’t consider using the side that can enhance that? What were they thinking?

Jamie
Jamie
2 months ago
Reply to  Lex

Lithuania intended to use the sun, sadly. They managed to patch up the problems with more lighting and the result is quite nice.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie

They really did a good job pivoting with the situation. It looks like it was always planned from the start even though it wasn’t their original plan.

Jamie
Jamie
2 months ago

The only performance so far that made that ugly stage work. Queen.

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
2 months ago

Only Monika Liu can make that ugly sun work.

Xxx
Xxx
2 months ago

They made that ugly stage work. Looks pretty.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago

Video is up and it looks *really* good.

Thomas21
Thomas21
2 months ago

This is not classy. Everything is just oldfashioned, haircut, dress and in particular the song. We will not see it on Saturday.

Nikki
Nikki
1 month ago
Reply to  Thomas21

You are missing the point here

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
2 months ago

She gives me high school mathematics professor vibes 🙂

Nikki
Nikki
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Yes, Monika indeed is a smart woman!

Ria NL
Ria NL
2 months ago

I love her song , it ‘ s still one of my favorites

OhhHoney
OhhHoney
2 months ago

The legend that is Monika Liu.