North Macedonia Andrea Circles Eurovision 2022 rehearsal
Photo: EBU / NATHAN REINDS

Eurovision 2022 second rehearsals for semi-final two are ongoing this morning. And North Macedonia’s Andrea takes us one song closer to the lunch break. What was “Circles” like on the Eurovision stage? Let’s find out…

North Macedonia’s Andrea “Circles” — Eurovision 2022 second rehearsal

Padraig: This performance is all about Andrea. There are no dancers or props and even the LED effects take a back seat for the most part. Dressed entirely in black, she carries the entire weight of the entry on her shoulders. And she does so admirably. Her vocals are spot on and brimming with feelings. In fact, you’ll be left emotionally exhausted by the end of the three minutes. It’s very intense, which may or may not be a good thing. The LED, while minimal, is very effective. At one point we see the stage start to break up with pieces of the floor whirling around in a circle. Elsewhere, we see handprints on panels towards the front of the stage. The effects are possibly underused, although who’s to say what the delegation had planned for the dark hole of doom on the back LED screen.

Reaction to North Macedonia’s second rehearsal at Eurovision 2022

@wiwibloggs_official #NorthMacedonia’s @Andreamusic20 delivers an emotive 2nd #Eurovision rehearsal. @jonathanvautrey watches and reacts 🇲🇰 #ESC2022 #Eurovision2022 #TheSoundOfBeauty #Circles ♬ original sound – wiwibloggs

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

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Leo M
Leo M
1 month ago

North Macedonia is out, staging too bland

Im so fab
Im so fab
1 month ago

Let’s face it, she will be Bottom 3 of the semi and I hate this fact since she is almost in my top 10 of the year. Good luck!

Dane
Dane
1 month ago
Reply to  Im so fab

I also really love Andrea and the song. She is also high in my top, but she is so underrated so I dont see it qualifying 🙁

ete sech
ete sech
1 month ago
Reply to  Im so fab

Unfortunately, she’s dead underrated and didn’t take off. I think this will be my favorite NQ of this season 🙁

pmsbm
pmsbm
1 month ago
Reply to  ete sech

Agree with you all. I really like the song since the beginning and she comes off as a nice person. But for some reason it doesn’t appeal to many people, and, honestly I’m not too convinced by her vocals either…

Jake
Jake
1 month ago

She should be proud of this but I think qualification will depend on juries and how all the sad ballads in this semi shake out: Sweden, Poland, Australia, Azerbaijan, Montenegro—they are all competing for the same space.

Xxx
Xxx
1 month ago

It’s aight.

Nikki
Nikki
1 month ago

The nice thing is that recorded version and live sounds exactly the same. Well done

Kosey
Kosey
1 month ago

I am loving Andrea’s passion in this performance. She is the central point of this effort and the success of it will very much depend on whether the juries and public believe in her and her performance. I do, I’m not entirely sure if enough people will. The staging is complementary, not necessarily elevatory.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago

When this doesn’t qualify, Andrea will be the last person to blame. She has done everything she can with this. Looks like it’s going to be a great performance of a bad song. ;;

Sir Stevia
Sir Stevia
1 month ago

Andrea is amazing, everything else here is meh.

Dane
Dane
1 month ago

I hope she will qualify. Sadly I cant vote thursday