Eurovision 2022 second rehearsals are wrapping up. Last but not least to take to the Turin PalaOlimpico stage was Germany’s Malik Harris, as the final automatic qualifier contestant to rehearse. He delivered his second run-through of “Rockstars”. How did he fair? Let’s find out…
Germany’s Malik Harris “Rockstars” — Eurovision 2022 second rehearsal
Oliver: Malik really connects with “Rockstars”. His staging is a forgotten wasteland of musical instruments. Dimly lit by soft yellows, the performance space that should be filled with life and joy is instead empty and desolate, with just Malik lamenting in his loneliness. He moves around the stage playing each instrument one by one — first a keyboard with a launchpad, then a single drum, before ending with the acoustic guitar and loop pedal. The expression on his face is an immediate tell that he has an emotional attachment to his song. But it’s lacking energy. In comparison to other entries, Germany’s production is less biggest international musical event of the year, more underground bar open mic night.
Reaction to Germany’s second rehearsal at Eurovision 2022
@wiwibloggs_official #Germany’s @Malik Harris delivers an intimate 2nd #Eurovision rehearsal. @jonathanvautrey watches and reacts 🇩🇪 #ESC2022 #Eurovision2022 #TheSoundOfBeauty #Rockstars ♬ original sound – wiwibloggs
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