Czech Republic We Are Domi Lights Off Eurovision 2022 rehearsal
Photo: EBU / NATHAN REINDS

The seventh day of Eurovision 2022 rehearsals is over. Closing off the day of second rehearsals for semi-final two was Czech Republic’s We Are Domi. How did the show off “Lights Off” on stage? Let’s find out…

Czech Republic’s We Are Domi “Lights Off” — Eurovision 2022 second rehearsal

Padraig: Earlier we saw Cyprus take inspiration from Botticelli. And now the Czech Republic also looks to the works of the great Italian Renaissance artists as they feature Michelangelo’s David throughout their performance. The iconic statue typically resides in Florence, but it lit up the stage in Turin. And despite the best efforts of the broken-down kinetic sun to block most of the LED, we can confirm that we get glimpses of the statue in full, including his manhood. But David isn’t there for us to admire. He quickly gets blown to smithereens… over and over. He returns again later, with his bright pink face looming up from the LED floor. Aside from the art, the Czech’s adopt a rave vibe. There is lots of electronic equipment on show and strobe lights galore. The big moment comes midway when all the lights are turned off as Dominika sings “turn the lights off”. It’s brief but effective.

 

Reaction to Czech Republic’s second rehearsal at Eurovision 2022

@wiwibloggs_official #CzechRepublic’s @We Are Domi bring the party spirit at their 2nd #Eurovision rehearsal. @jonathanvautrey watches and reacts 🇨🇿 #ESC2022 #Eurovision2022 #TheSoundOfBeauty #LightsOff #Czechia ♬ original sound – wiwibloggs

What do you think? How will We Are Domi fair in the semi-final? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Lambert
Lambert
1 month ago

Vocals suck. Excellent staging and cool dance song. Also the best band name: “We are Domi”. Sure qualifier.

Jessey
Jessey
1 month ago

They slayed

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago

Romania, Estonia, Czechia, are my picks here, honourable mentions, Vladana and her dress, Sheldon and his big stairs. I’m a big fan of River but not a fan at all of these effects added so I’m kind of disappointed.
However tomorrow we will know dirinf the press conferences in which half will perform Malik, Alvan & Ahez, Sam and Chanel in the GF, it’s exciting. I think there are 2 spots in the 1st half and 2 in the 2nd half to take. Fingers crossed for France and Uk to take the 2nd half spots.

Esc addict
Esc addict
1 month ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Wrong article sorry, but I liked very much Czechia performance !

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago

Let’s clarify something first: Michelangelo’s David is safe in Florence and was most certainly not “blown up” by Domi. Not literally, anyhow. 🙂
What the statue of David has to do with “Lights Off” is anyone’s guess. Maybe Dominika misses the statue?

Jan
Jan
1 month ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

They just apparently wanted to blow something. And this statue was probably selected because Italy is the host country…

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 month ago
Reply to  Jan

The UK has plenty of offensive statues of figures from our awful history that we would happily see blown up, for real. David just doesn’t deserve it.

Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago

This is impressive. The song is very middle of the road for me but I was vibe-ing with it in this 40 second clip. Great job!

Escfan
Escfan
1 month ago

This will win the whole contest!
The best performance until now!
They can already have the trophy , they are the best!

Tomi
Tomi
1 month ago
Reply to  Escfan

They are the best indeed. Prague would be a great host city. Sadly, the majority of the fandom doesn’t seem to agree with us…

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 month ago
Reply to  Tomi

The fandom rarely knows best when it comes to predicting the winner. I’m rooting for Prague 2023 as well 😉

Hector
Hector
1 month ago

Brilliant. I don’t care if she doesn’t sing it perfectly, she’s improved massively, the song is great and the staging looks amazing. Such a wonderful closing act for this semi and a deserving qualifier imo

PP77
PP77
1 month ago

Like Austria good song, but weak voice of lead female singer. Broj countries will be in TOP 10 in final with better singer.

Tomi
Tomi
1 month ago
Reply to  PP77

What are Broj countries?

Catriona
Catriona
1 month ago

Best staging in the semis. Brilliant.

Hello hi
Hello hi
1 month ago

Poor vocals . Anyhow are we still looking at a Ukraine win ? I hope not . Surely only Sweden , possibly Spain could do it now . Maybe Greece at a push !
If Ukraine win I wonder who will host next year ? Maybe the runner up ?

PP77
PP77
1 month ago
Reply to  Hello hi

Spain is out with that stage costume for lead singer.
Ukraine or Sweden will fight for win.
Dark horse for win Poland,Serbia

Mike G
Mike G
1 month ago
Reply to  PP77

Or Portugal . They Will win the jury

pmsbm
pmsbm
1 month ago

As much as I would like them to qualify, those vocals need to improve a lot

oinjoij
oinjoij
1 month ago

her vocal is bad

Leo M
Leo M
1 month ago

Looks great but vocals aren’t best in this clip. Need to scrap the “come on Europe” part

Kalla
Kalla
1 month ago

WOWWW! I’ve always loved lights off, but seeing the staging, it looks absolutely epic. Love the black and white theme with the ancient statues on the screen. And how the lights all turned off with the cue of the lyrics, so cool.

KLINE
KLINE
1 month ago

Is the vocal a bit off?

Kalla
Kalla
1 month ago
Reply to  KLINE

I thought she sounded better than she ever has.

Nikki
Nikki
1 month ago
Reply to  KLINE

Yeah it is off 🙁

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

This is GREAT! I LOVE everything except for one thing, IMO earrings *and* necklace is too much, I’d go for either one, or the other.

Anna Annita
Anna Annita
1 month ago
Reply to  Whisker

Compketelt agree !

Jake
Jake
1 month ago

people must stop saying ‘let’s go europe’–it’s cringe

ALESSIO MILANO
ALESSIO MILANO
1 month ago

I think that esc 2022 is the same as esc 1991 … Italy and Rai are unable to work organized .. all countries have problems

Pietro
Pietro
1 month ago
Reply to  ALESSIO MILANO

I don’t think so, I will judge when I see the final product but I will still be very enjoyable

ALESSIO MILANO
ALESSIO MILANO
1 month ago
Reply to  Pietro

i certo il sole spento d Italia … dai per favore na figura de merda

Im so fab
Im so fab
1 month ago

They sealed their qualification.

Nicolas
Nicolas
1 month ago

With all pre-recorded backvocals behind that’s sure lol.

Roelof M
Roelof M
1 month ago

Yess I’m much more confident in them now! Vocals are better (still not perfect but alas) and the lighting is phenomenal! I think they’ll be reaching the final after all.

ete sech
ete sech
1 month ago

CZ at the final confirmed. Vocals improved and that staging is lit!!!

Robin
Robin
1 month ago

Love it! Will qualify!

Czech Republic
Sweden
Serbia
Poland
Cyprus

Azerbaijan
Australia
Estonia
Belgium

and a suprise q like San Marino or Romania

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago
Reply to  Robin

Almost the same prediction. But for me it´s Finland instead of Azerbaijan and I see San Marino as a surprise Q. Malta is also still in the race, the juries could love it.

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
1 month ago
Reply to  Robin

I actually think Cyprus might NQ (Please don’t shoot me, thank you).

pmsbm
pmsbm
1 month ago
Reply to  Robin

Azerbaijan, Australia and Poland are not all going to qualify

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
1 month ago
Reply to  pmsbm

They could all qualify

PP77
PP77
1 month ago
Reply to  Robin

I agree with 8 finalists.
My prediction
Out Czech Republic thanks to juries , Belgium thanks to televote
In San Marino thanks to televote, Malta thanks to juries

Xxx
Xxx
1 month ago

Good.

Jghtl
1 month ago

Great!

Efthymios
Efthymios
1 month ago

Perfect, PERFECT incorporation of the lights (they actualoy turned off at the verse <3) and their frenzy at the instrumental part is incredible! Vocals aren't bad either, YES, CZECH REPUBLIC, THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT!

Anoni
Anoni
1 month ago

I absolutely love how the lights ACTUALLY turned off when she sang “So turn the lights off”. Beautiful use of effects and lighting. This song now has a decent chance of qualifying (plus the fact her vocals sound good now). You go Czech republic!

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago

I like what they’ve done with the lighting effects but the content of the LED is not what I would’ve gone for. Typically, I’d say this wouldn’t get a lot of televote support and would do better with juries…but those vocals are still not jury-friendly.
For me, I can see it finishing in about 12th place. But it’s close enough that with a bit of luck/improvement, it could sneak in.

pmsbm
pmsbm
1 month ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

Agree again. As much as I like them, vocals are not on point to attract many votes…

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago

any doubt of them qualifying is now GONE, likely top 10 with the jury vote in grand final

Nicky
Nicky
1 month ago

certain qualifier this one, and somewhere between 10th and 15th place in final

Cornelia Truther
Cornelia Truther
1 month ago

I am confident that swedish/british jury will eat this up

Polegend Godnova
1 month ago

central/northern europe in general will eat it up

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
1 month ago

Well Domi was good live now dang who the f is qualifying from this stupid death semi I CBA lmao. Well it’s gonna be hella exciting!

Shift_key
Shift_key
1 month ago

My favourite this year, cool, modern, without sounding too generic. Hope they bring it on stage and get a top 10 result.

Guest2022
Guest2022
1 month ago

Second half of second semi is so boring with mediocre songs from Montenegro, Ireland, Macedonia, Romania… Czechia and Sweden will shine, sure qualifiers.

Nicky
Nicky
1 month ago
Reply to  Guest2022

Romania isn’t mediocre though

ete sech
ete sech
1 month ago
Reply to  Guest2022

I actually like most of those songs, but I must agree that the first half of the semi is better :/

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
1 month ago

Lights Off is that type of song that the casual viewer might find very catchy and votes for it and it eventually ends up collecting the most televoting votes. Perhaps not televoting winner, but I think Czech Republic will do much better in televoting than fans expect.

ete sech
ete sech
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurovision fan

That’s what I think as well. I recall fans predicting Annabelle or Giudy winning at the NF and Domi ended up being the winner, so I think they’re on for a surprise 🙂