Eurovision 2022 second rehearsals are drawing to a close, with the penultimate semi-final two act of the day taking to the stage. That’s Malta’s Emma Muscat with “I Am What I Am”. How did she do? Let’s find out…
Malta’s Emma Muscat “I Am What I Am” — Eurovision 2022 second rehearsal
Padraig: Emma starts her rehearsal playing the piano, pretty much like in her music video. But that’s where the similarities end. She quickly abandons tinkling the ivories in favour of climbing on top of the instrument. It makes for a stunning shot, as she sings passionately with a glorious orange sun blazing behind her. Or rather it would be stunning if the stage was working. Instead, she performs in front of a total lunar eclipse which is much less spectacular than it sounds. Never mind, Emma looks beautiful in a reflective dress. She completes the luck with a pair of silver trainers and overall the performance is much more youthful and dynamic than any of her pre-party appearances. She’s joined on the satellite stage by a group of dancers, and together they turn what was a worthy but generic empowerment anthem into a likely qualifier.
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What do you think? How will Emma do in the semi-final? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
She seems tired, but the staging is great and she normally has AMAZING vocals!
She is sick has a cold.she will be ok for the show.
Wow, that was seriously out of tune.
For God Sake: why did she decide to change her song? Such a BAD, BAD, BAD decision. “Out of sight” was much better.
In another universe, perhaps.
Likely qualifier ? Not to be rude but other countries deserve it more 🙁
Based on her 1st run through, yes
Sad that eurovision official channel uploaded the wrong rehearsal run
But her 1st run she was vocally stunning
Why on earth did they think this song was better than her original song?
Is this junior esc? She’s out of breath
this clip was from her 3rd run through
I only hear “I am water. M.”
It’s a bit of fun really. Take it or leave it, I suppose.
Oh wow. Not the best clip to display what usually are solid vocals from her. Moving around so much is not helping. This song did not need a dance crew—this needed a John Lundvik/Cesar Sampson style backing gospel choir to secure jury vote and give this song a bit more gravitas.
Great point, I agree. Emma sang the previous song perfectly. Now with this song and the forced choreography, it may / will flop. Emma can sing but this is not for her, I am sorry. Good luck Malta!
So many shaky vocals in these rehearsals…
In most of the clips I find the music is too low and the vocals too high, so every little detail or hiccup is maximized.
I see. I wonder if this is going to get resolved because so far malta, greece, finland, austra and probably the others (i havent listened to them all) don’t sound well…
After legendary Destiny last year, now this. Emma is a great singer but the song is very generic and her vocals today were shaky.
Why do i hear “i’m gonna take your man, take it or leave it i am what i am” XD
Is that Israel or Malta?
Is it me or she sounds ill, tired or run 10 km before rehersal? Something is not working.
Yeah, her vocals are a bit dodgy.
She is probably tired and fed up with this cheesy song / performance.
Malta getting ready to win Junior Eurovision…oh wait
How does the piano keep playing after Emma abandons it?
This is what I always wonder when performers do this. It makes as much sense to me as Victoria and Thomas putting down their guitars halfway through “Zitti e buoni”, or Ethan walking away from his drums.
I would love to see the camera panning over the piano, at this point self playing, later into the song 😀
You make a good point. I think all instruments look silly on the eurovision stage these days, because we all know they’re mimed. Feel the same about Latvia’s sax. Don’t make a feature of something we know you’ve prepared earlier.
This grew on me, i love her vocals.
Every great performance that Emma delivers just reinforces how awful the song that she’s being asked to elevate truly is.
If she manages to qualify with this…THIS, it’ll be an all-time Eurovision achievement.
Will it beat Romania 2013, though? In terms of the shortage of creativity, sure. In terms of piercing my ears, unlikely. However, both songs are in a category I’d safely eliminate even before considering possible borderlines. Too bad for Emma, as you say. She’s very talented.
what a serve, but i myself don’t care if she doesn’t win, i do want her to make it to the final, so i can vote for her, i really want that each listen also for me, and i get instantly very happy 3 runs second rehearsal, all 3 times wow amazing, also if you can remain vocally on point whilst moving around both stages like a diva, that is also not what every artist can do this has jury top 2 potential i think, in terms of solid stageshow production, solid vocals, solid performing capabilities, as for televote i… Read more »
Quality is absolutely incredible. Whoever is behind the production in this masterpiece needs a pay raise because this is what we call hollywood production, it’s absolutely incredulous how good this production value is. emma’s vocals what can we say ARIANA GRANDE LEVEL SLAYY. in the livestream suzanne claimed that william said this could win, I wouldn’t go that far however a jury top two in this semi final alongside sweden is likely.
I like her and the staging but these are can’t help the song itself. Maybe it’s working better now I think juries will like the performance, but the televote? I don’t think so.
she so deserves to be the one who breaks Malta’s bad streak with the televoters with all honesty, also she is a lovely person as well, such a sweetheart
I really hope I’m wrong but this could be Claudia Faniello # 2. Good luck Malta.
Yes i hope you are wrong, and she deserves to do well, also for a in your face moment to her haters
Gets embarrassing, imagine hating on her because she sounds bit tired at the end of her 3rd and last run through of the day
Nah… Claudia actually had a song which came off as honest and personal. It might not have been immediate for most younger audiences, but it wasn’t as empty as IAWIA. Good luck to Emma, though. I like Emma, even if I don’t like her song.
Oh no doubt. But I meant the disastrous televote result.