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Eurovision 2022 second rehearsals continue in Turin, where we’re getting our first real look at how this year’s acts staged their performances. The penultimate act to rehearse today was Netherlands’ S10, performing “De diepte” ahead of next week’s semi-finals. What did we think of her stage show? Read on to find out…

Netherlands’ S10 “De diepte” — Eurovision 2022 second rehearsal

Padraig: For her second rehearsal in Turin, the S10 evokes memories of both Belgium’s Blanche and Sweden’s Sanna Nielsen from Eurovision 2017 and 2014 respectively. Just like both of the aforementioned women, S10 stands alone centre stage and lets her voice and the spotlights do all the work. Whilst simple, it’s an impactful approach with proven success in the past. And this time around is sure to be no different. The Dutch singers is one of the few acts today to be apparently unaffected by the broken stage backing. She uses the section of functioning LED beneath the “rainbow” to create a sort of sunset effect, while she herself is shrouded in darkness. The silhouette is impressive and creates quite a moment. Following on from Ukraine and Bulgaria this is a palette cleanser that Europe is sure to appreciate.

Reaction to Netherlands’ second rehearsal at Eurovision 2022

@wiwibloggs_official #Netherlands’ @S10 has had her 2nd #Eurovision rehearsal. @jonathanvautrey watches and reacts 🇳🇱 #ESC2022 #DeDiepte ♬ original sound – wiwibloggs

What do you think? Did S10 live up to the hype? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Nicolas
Nicolas
1 month ago

Too much artificial reverb like in the studio version. Why ?

MartyMcCu
MartyMcCu
1 month ago

Beautiful song. Love it. You know I cant speak Dutch, but when you don’t understand the lyrics, your whole focus is on the melody and the vocals. .

Patrick Pastor
Patrick Pastor
1 month ago
Reply to  MartyMcCu

I totally agree! You’ve literally just described my entire approach to music.

ete sech
ete sech
1 month ago

Something’s missing here and it’s such a shame bc I thought a staging similar to the one made for her Matthijs Gaat Door performance would’ve been perfect

Matrix 12
1 month ago
Reply to  ete sech

Let it go, the performance stays very powerful.

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
1 month ago

I think this staging killed the magic of the song. Even one of their live acoustic performances was so aesthetically pleasing and lived up to the mood of the song, idk what was the idea behind this staging but something is missing for me

Ga89
Ga89
1 month ago

It seems they did a better job back in the Netherlands with lasers.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago
Reply to  Ga89

Yes, that was so good. I honestly thought that was going to be re-created for Eurovision.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago
Reply to  Ga89

I don’t know if it would be technically possible to replicate it on the Eurovision stage, but it would be awesome. That performance was beautiful.

schlageresque
schlageresque
1 month ago

Clearly something is missing here. The Netherlands was my favorite (by far) song before the rehearsals, now I’m starting to doubt. S10 is still a great singer but she doesnt convey as much emotion as during their national thingy. Again that dark sun, black hole, whatever wretched sh**hole is damaging the staging SO much. The wide angles do more bad than good. They should have brought the tense red lasers from the national performance, had her singing on the remote stage with narrow angles and there you have the electric and dark atmosphere that the song needs. Im afraid she… Read more »

Maxxx
Maxxx
1 month ago
Reply to  schlageresque

Do not panic! It is still the best song and the staging is good. Just believe all the eurovision websites and blogs who were there and say that it’s classy, powerful and captivating. I believe them more than a short clip.

schlageresque
schlageresque
1 month ago
Reply to  Maxxx

I want to hug you right now just for saying that. 😀 I love S10 so much!!

mark dowd
mark dowd
1 month ago

This is looking less mystical and subtle than I’d imagined…it’s a bit too “on the nose”…they need to dig deeper, create more shadows, shafts of light..that the song lyric demands.

Goba
Goba
1 month ago

I like the song, but S10 looks like one of my classmates, who gives me weird/arrogant vibes.

mavatu
mavatu
1 month ago
Reply to  Goba

she is such a sweetheart please look at her interviews before judging too early, that’s so highschool….

GertFromNL
1 month ago

Per tweet from Patrick Flynn (pro better): “Just a note on the 30 second Netherlands clip: there are some camera shots which need work but the full 3 minute version looks much better than that clip”

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago
Reply to  GertFromNL

Thank you. 🙂

Jake
Jake
1 month ago

this feels like the delegation got nervous of squeezing by with a win and pulled back from this performance to ensure they were not hosting next year

Mary M.
Mary M.
1 month ago

I think this one will look good in the end! The song is great, it just needs a bit more of work light-wise but, I am confident we will see her in the final 🙂

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 months ago

This one works very well, if you close your eyes.

mavatu
mavatu
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

you are so kind????

esc1234
esc1234
2 months ago

there is a light not working in the wide shots, damn they cant even have lights that work how is this possible

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
2 months ago

I’m sorry, but I don’t think that Netherlands is sure qualifier this year.

Marq
Marq
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Haha of course it is!!

mark dowd
mark dowd
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

Sorry that’s plain silly. It’s top three in this semi. No question.

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
1 month ago
Reply to  mark dowd

I mean that’s really so much subjective opinion. She basically just stands without any special effect on stage or anything and viewers can’t really know what the song is about + The song does not really have some super hard notes to be hit. She might qualify, but I don’t think she will be in TOP 3.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago

Love the song, she sounds great and she looks great up there. However, was expecting a bit more of a punch from the staging. The live performance she did before Eurovision was better than how this looks. Maybe, this was just a dull part of the performance and the best stuff is being saved?

GertFromNL
2 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Well, to answer that question: Yes, it is. Per this tweet from someone who’s a pro better: https://twitter.com/patrickjfl/status/1521872786490339330?s=20&t=56-9AxbRYKBLukGiI-IIUw

Maxxx
Maxxx
1 month ago
Reply to  GertFromNL

Thanks Gert!

Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago

I found the vocals a little underwhelming. Nothing against S10 and the song is still good, it just wasn’t as impactful as I was hoping it might be.

Paul
Paul
2 months ago

It reminds me of Belgium 2018 – and we all know how that ended

Maxx
Maxx
2 months ago
Reply to  Paul

No this is much better. Let’s wait and see. I’ll bet the staging is beautiful, classy and effective. The songs stands out. S10 sings very good. And the camerashots and angles will be much better than in this clip. The black beginning is stunning.
No way this will be Sennek and won’t qualify. S10 will not end up in top 5 (final), I think, but she will definitely qualify.

Efthymios
Efthymios
2 months ago

I’m going to be honest, the background LED screen could use some light visuals because, apart from the incredible spotlights, the stage feels a tad hollow. And I don’t really like the white LED screen under the black hole either…

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago

IMO those lights go too fast and S10 is moving her head too much. It’s just a rehearsal tho and anyway, I think the performances are going to look great come the SF and the GF!

Im so fab
Im so fab
2 months ago

I hope the staging will have a surprise, because it doesn’t leave any impact for now…

Helene
Helene
2 months ago

I think the staging and camera angels lack something. She songs really well and has a beautiful outfit. But i don’t get any feeling for the song here. I am disappointed.

Alois
Alois
2 months ago
Reply to  Helene

Strong energy from De Diepte!! It connects with many peoples in a time with lots of uncertainies and danger.She shines and delivers like a diamond. Well Done Stien. Sending big Love xx Queen S10

Ted
Ted
2 months ago

One of my favourites post rehearsal, yet I find it slipping in my ranking since seeing a lack luster second rehearsal clip.
Black clothing against a mainly black backdrop. She fades away. This song needs to shine but this staging does nothing to elevate the song.

Jamie
Jamie
2 months ago

Not sure about the lighting choice. The colder tones suit this song better.

zsó
zsó
2 months ago

I’m expected more, maybe a darker staging. I love this song so much, and every time when I heard it live the performances were so clever looking, but now it looks bland for me,

Maxx
Maxx
2 months ago
Reply to  zsó

The beginning is dark and mysterious. The part in the video is at the end of the song where things are brighten up. Seems to be a very classy staging. It looks and sounds very good!

zsó
zsó
2 months ago
Reply to  Maxx

I hope it’s going to be impactful, Thanks for your comment, good to know that!

Xxx
Xxx
2 months ago

Hm… that looks… confusing? I’m not sure how i feel about this. And what’s with the broken light?

mavatu
mavatu
2 months ago

She is so stylish, and classy, she looks like a cool girl you want to hang out with, and her singing is on point, always?

AntonESC
AntonESC
2 months ago

Just love her and her song! Hope she’ll do well and we’ll see her in the final…

Intern
Intern
2 months ago

I’m so excited about this performance!!!