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France’s Alvan & Ahez are back on stage in Turin, and its time for more Eurovision 2022 second rehearsals. The Breton quartet performed “Fulenn” ahead of the grand final. Did they live up to the hype? Let’s take a look…

France’s Alvan & Ahez “Fulenn” — Eurovision 2022 second rehearsals

Oliver: Fans of Alvan & Ahez will be delighted with this performance. Their staging is a direct lift from C’est vous qui decidez, but with extra polish — including brighter, more intricate graphics, and plenty of fire. The vocal slip-ups we witnessed at the national final are gone, too: no longer are they missing cues, they’re fully in sync with one another. Despite all these improvements, the dancer is still there,  and their presence detracts from the visual focus. Where is the audience supposed to look when there is so much going on? “Fulenn” has niche appeal, but the Breton bunch can rely on their dedicated fanbase to ensure this goes down well.

Reaction to France’s second rehearsal at Eurovision 2022

@wiwibloggs_official #France’s @ALVAN & @ahezmusic deliver a mystifying 2nd #Eurovision rehearsal. @jonathanvautrey watches and reacts 🇫🇷 #ESC2022 #Eurovision2022 #TheSoundOfBeauty #Fulenn ♬ original sound – wiwibloggs

What do you think? Did Alvan & Ahez live up to your expectations? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Lordi974
Lordi974
1 month ago
Benjamin K
1 month ago

So where is the review in your YouTube channel? That’s the problem you only talk about UK Spain Italy and Ronela in EVERY reaction video and you totally forgot the other.
You maid a review of 2nd rehearsals for every Big5 countries and you forgot France !

Jeremy
Jeremy
1 month ago
Reply to  Benjamin K

Yes, France is the only country without a review of second rehearsal ! This is really not good and unfair. Wiwibloggs also completly ignore French selection… come on guys !

Baby Grogu
1 month ago

I absolutely adore France this year, it was one of my favourite before, but after seeing all the rehearsals I am thinking to vote for Fulenn… They elevated the staging and performance, but without making any actual significant change.
This is just spectacular 🙂

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 month ago

It’s what they had before, but polished as intended. The camerawork could be a tad more energetic, but at this point I feel it’s a general problem. I would love to see France doing well, this is one of the most original entries of the year.

Nicky
Nicky
1 month ago

Am in love with this masterpiece since the national final, and my wig flew away after watching that rehearsal clip, this is a good staging and such gorgeous vocals

Well done France for taking a risk with one of your country’s dialects, Breton a lovely language

Jessie
Jessie
1 month ago

The stage looks really cool nice job France.

Jake
Jake
1 month ago

I have never understood the appeal of this song to the fans. I think people like it for being different for France but objectively this always felt a bit messy and disjointed without any melody or chorus. It’s like people want to connect this to Go-A but that staging felt so cohesive and there was a story they were telling. This just feels noisy.

Grftn
Grftn
1 month ago

I don’t understand why they’re not higher in the odds

jjyt76
jjyt76
1 month ago

For some reason, this looks like a mess to me.

I didn’t enjoy the staging, costumes, camera views, or song.

ESCFan31
ESCFan31
1 month ago

I’m not even a big fan of this song, but from the clip, this is really good, and really improved.

YoYo
YoYo
1 month ago

France is in bookmakers TOP10 but it seems to me that nobody cares. I am so confused honetly.

WhiteSox
WhiteSox
1 month ago
Reply to  YoYo

I don’t believe (at all) in odds this year.

YoYo
YoYo
1 month ago

I like it so much !

Xxx
Xxx
1 month ago

This is great.

Eurovisionfrance
Eurovisionfrance
1 month ago

This is a hot mess and I LOVE IT. So so so proud of them!! TAN DE’I!!!!!

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOOOOOOOOOW! They sound AMAZING! France was going to get my vote anyway because I love the song, but WOW!

Anoni
Anoni
1 month ago

The subtitles lmao loving it. ALSO – they are amazing and everything is now so so polished, even the vocals. I am rooting for a top 10 finish. They will undoubtedly get my votes.

Koen
Koen
1 month ago

Just came here to say I lolled at the “It’s Brittany, witch” title. 😀

jougue
1 month ago
Reply to  Koen

It’s extract from an forward interview in French in witch they were asked about their favorite quote and one of the 3 girl answered that. For an journalist honesty it would have been better from Wiwibloggs to notice that on this article.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago

This is the entry that’s shooting up in my ranking and expectation with every rehearsal and re-listen. It’s incredibly impressive. They’ve never sounded better. It looks great.
Think could easily get a top three televote in the final. I don’t think it can win overall but I’m expecting a top ten from France with a *chance* of a top five.

Emily
Emily
1 month ago

Yessss! So happy with the 30 sec snippet. France has done it again.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
1 month ago

France has a quite good package but I don’t see them better than Spain. It’s still a. It still a bit messy.

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
1 month ago

Finally I can say there vocals are on point. Not a big fan of the song but I can admit when I see/hear a good performance.
The obly negative point for me is the staging that seems a bit messy. There is toi much. Still top 10 materials.

ThorBeta
ThorBeta
1 month ago

Wow, amazing!! I always loved this one but it has grown to be a serious contender for me. It has a lot of the powerful ethnic energy similar to Norway 2019, Ukraine 2021 or Denmark 2018, which means they are a very good bet for televoting Top 5. If the juries don’t bring them down -which I don’t expect since vocal and composition-wise this is a good entry-France probably will probably score very high again this year.

Una
Una
1 month ago

I hag goosebumps all over when I watched the second rehearsal clip. The energy was fabulous. Well done, France!

Jghtl
1 month ago

A little bit messy performance, but I could see it doing well with the televote (reminds me of Norway 2019)

AxV
AxV
1 month ago

France had proven that the problem is not only the technical issues (that are bad but also unpredictable), but also the sending organizations are not good enough to do react to an unexpected event. They just made a initial problem their strength, the staging is just fabulous! Very compliment to France, hope they can win.

M@RT!N
1 month ago

Don’t be sad if they won’t even make it into the top 15. In my opinion it looks like an amateuristic secondary school performance and I don’t like the song either.

WhiteSox
WhiteSox
1 month ago

Don’t be sad to be wrong honey.

M@RT!N
1 month ago
Reply to  WhiteSox

Told you so…..

Tadhg
Tadhg
1 month ago

It like they’re trying to copy Go_A from last year but failing miserably.

Grftn
Grftn
1 month ago

I’m glad the dancer is still there. Visually she brings a lot to the performance