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
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