It’s day three of Eurovision 2022 second rehearsals and the seventh day of rehearsals overall. Today, we’ll get a proper look at how the last 11 countries from semi-final two decided to stage their entries. Up first today was Australia’s Sheldon Riley with “Not The Same”. How have things changed since his first rehearsal? Let’s find out…
Australia’s Sheldon Riley”Not The Same” — Eurovision 2022 second rehearsal
Padraig: Sheldon’s rehearsal is at once similar to his Australia Decides performance, but also very different. Instead of resembling a villainous Maleficent in all black, Sheldon is now wearing an angelic outfit of all white. This ensures that the singer doesn’t blend into the background, keeping him at the centre of our attention for the full three minutes. Unlike the national final, where he started off on high and descended to the stage for the song’s climax, Sheldon now begins his set at the foot of two symmetrical stairways. He walks to the top as the song builds and it’s here where he takes off his bejewelled face cover. The performance ends with all the lights on him. Tight camera angles mean that Australia is largely unaffected by the broken stage. And, despite some in-ear hiccups, Sheldon still managed to deliver the powerful vocals we’ve all come to expect.
Reaction to Australia’s second rehearsal at Eurovision 2022
@wiwibloggs_official #Australia’s @Sheldon Riley dazzles in white at his 2nd #Eurovision rehearsal. @jonathanvautrey watches and reacts 🇦🇺 #ESC2022 #Eurovision2022 #TheSoundOfBeauty #NotTheSame ♬ original sound – wiwibloggs
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