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Live Blog: Friday 6 May

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06 May 2022 at 17:49 CEST

Day 7 is DONE!

That’s it for Day 7 in the PalaOlimpico, and all the artists competing in both Semi-Finals have completed their second rehearsals. But we still have one group left to rehearse – the Big 5. They’ll be on stage from 10:00 CEST tomorrow, and here’s the schedule:

🇫🇷 France

🇮🇹 Italy

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

🇪🇸 Spain

🇩🇪 Germany

And if you missed yesterday’s Big 5 first rehearsals, you can find a handy recap over on TikTok.

Please join us tomorrow for more Live Blog fun times, and thanks for checking in!

06 May 2022 at 17:44 CEST

📺 WATCH: 🇨🇿 Czech Republic’s second rehearsal

Take an exclusive look at 🇨🇿 Czech Republic’s second rehearsal – only on YouTube.

06 May 2022 at 17:38 CEST

A message from Belgium's Jérémie!

Belgium’s Jérémie Makiese stopped by the Liveblog desk to share a heartfelt message for his fans.

“I just want to thank the people of Belgium and the fans who have been so happy for me. My mission was to bring Belgium together, and use music in a way that changes people’s lives. I’ve had so many amazing messages – and when I know that my music is helping people, then I’ve done my job and I can have fun."

06 May 2022 at 17:37 CEST

📺 WATCH: 🇸🇪 Sweden’s second rehearsal

Take an exclusive look at 🇸🇪 Sweden’s second rehearsal – only on YouTube.

06 May 2022 at 17:36 CEST

📺 WATCH: 🇧🇪 Belgium’s second rehearsal

Take an exclusive look at 🇧🇪 Belgium’s second rehearsal – only on YouTube.

06 May 2022 at 17:30 CEST

Vladana came to visit...

…in the most incredible outfit. She wanted to write a message for her son Petar.

“Dear Petar – I want you to know that I’m really looking forward to seeing you in Turin in five days – you’re going to be amazed by the stage and you’re going to love Eurovision! ❤️”

06 May 2022 at 16:54 CEST

📺 WATCH: 🇧🇪 Belgium’s second rehearsal

Take an exclusive look at 🇧🇪 Belgium’s second rehearsal – only on YouTube.

06 May 2022 at 16:22 CEST

And finally for today, it's 🇨🇿 Czech Republic!

It’s our last scheduled rehearsal for today, and it’s Czech Republic’s We Are Domi singing Lights Off. ALL the lights are on in the PalaOlimpico, and dancing is happening in the press centre. This is going to be SUCH an uplifting finish for the second Semi-Final next Thursday.

This photo looks like someone tried to assemble Sam Ryder’s spaceship without instructions.

We Are Domi performing Lights Off, representing Czech Republic, Second rehearsal EBU / Corinne Cumming
06 May 2022 at 15:58 CEST

📺 WATCH: 🇲🇪 Montenegro’s second rehearsal

Take an exclusive look at 🇲🇪 Montenegro’s second rehearsal – only on YouTube.

06 May 2022 at 15:39 CEST

It's time for 🇸🇪 Sweden!

Only two rehearsals left today, from Sweden and Czech Republic. Sweden are up first, with Cornelia Jakobs rehearsing her song Hold Me Closer.

We’ve gone on safari to the Press Centre at Pala Olimpico, mostly for a change of scenery, but also because it’s always interesting to see the press reaction to some of these songs. Always a lot of love for Sweden, and this performance is no exception.

Cornelia Jakobs performing Hold Me Closer, representing Sweden, Second Rehearsal EBU / Corinne Cumming
06 May 2022 at 15:23 CEST

📺 WATCH: 🇵🇱 Poland’s second rehearsal

Take an exclusive look at 🇵🇱 Poland’s second rehearsal – only on YouTube.

06 May 2022 at 15:12 CEST

🇧🇪 Belgium are next to rehearse!

Belgium’s Jérémie Makiese is rehearsing now, and this is still feels like one of the coolest and most contemporary songs in the contest this year. Jérémie’s vocal and performance is effortless, and it’s great how it starts out as a big power ballad then transitions into something more R&B-esque. The dance routine is great too – thanks for bringing a very chilled vibe to our Friday afternoon, Belgium.

Jérémie Makiese performed Miss You, representing Belgium, Second rehearsal EBU / Andres Putting
06 May 2022 at 14:54 CEST

📺 WATCH: 🇷🇴 Romania’s second rehearsal

Take an exclusive look at 🇷🇴 Romania’s second rehearsal – only on YouTube.

06 May 2022 at 14:52 CEST

🇲🇪 Montenegro is up next!

Montenegro’s Vladana is up next, and today she’s wearing the huge light-up disc that we saw in the first run on Tuesday. But then she took it off and we weren’t sure if it was going to return. But it has, and we are glad.

The pulsing light effects in this performance are really effective – Vladana is very much the Lights On to We Are Domi’s Lights Off.

Vladana performed Breathe, representing Montenegro, Second rehearsal EBU / Andres Putting
06 May 2022 at 14:34 CEST

🇵🇱 Poland are rehearsing!

Poland’s Ochman is back on stage for his second rehearsal, with his spooky ghost-dementors. The vocal on River is SO good, and the staging really helps to bring the watery theming to life. The acoustics in the PalaOlimpico arena really add depth to big, powerful vocals, and there are plenty of them to choose from this year. Ochman is definitely one of the biggest. And tallest, possibly – we’ll do a height check between him and Estonia’s Stefan and keep you posted…

Ochman performing River, representing Poland, Second rehearsal EBU / Corinne Cumming
06 May 2022 at 14:13 CEST

Want to imagine you're a Eurovision superstar?

Check out this POV video on TikTok, showing you exactly what it looks like to walk out onto the Eurovision stage. One day, one day…

06 May 2022 at 14:05 CEST

Sheldon has a message for 🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺

Australia’s Sheldon Riley stopped by to write a message for his fans back home in Australia.

“Sending my love to Australia, you’d all better get up at 5am to vote! ❤️”

06 May 2022 at 13:56 CEST

📺 WATCH: 🇪🇪 Estonia’s second rehearsal

Take an exclusive look at Estonia’s second rehearsal – only on YouTube.

06 May 2022 at 13:50 CEST

Hola mi 🇷🇴 Romania...

Romania’s WRS is back on the stage for his second rehearsal. The wet-look trousers, red ruffled shirt and backing dancers in inverted speedo crop tops have remained much the same as Tuesday, and that’s definitely not a bad thing. Still a banger.

WRS performed Llámame, representing Romania, second rehearsal EBU / Andres Putting
06 May 2022 at 13:32 CEST

Turin sightseeing, Chanel-style...🇪🇸

Chanel and her team are exploring Turin today – and proving that even when you’re a tourist, you can still look like you OWN this town.

06 May 2022 at 13:18 CEST

📺 WATCH: 🇲🇰 North Macedonia’s second rehearsal

Take an exclusive look at North Macedonia’s second rehearsal – only on YouTube.

06 May 2022 at 12:49 CEST

It's pranzo time!

We’re taking a short break for lunch, but we’ll be back shortly with second rehearsals from:

🇷🇴 Romania

🇵🇱 Poland

🇲🇪 Montenegro

🇧🇪 Belgium

🇸🇪 Sweden

🇨🇿 Czech Republic

06 May 2022 at 12:47 CEST

📺 WATCH: 🇮🇪 Ireland’s second rehearsal

Take an exclusive look at Ireland’s second rehearsal – only on YouTube.

06 May 2022 at 12:31 CEST

🇵🇱 Poland's Ochman came to say hi...

Before his second rehearsal later, Poland’s Ochman stopped by to share a message for his fans and his family.

“I just want to say how much I appreciate all my fans – for me they are a second family and they do so much for me. And I want to say hi to my family too – they are so honest and always keep me on the right path. We should always respect our parents.”

06 May 2022 at 12:16 CEST

🇪🇪 👕 ESTONIAN OUTFIT CHANGE 👕🇪🇪

Estonia’s Stefan is on stage rehearsing his song Hope, and he’s swapped the black outfit from his first rehearsal for a cream/beige version. Which outfit will make it to the second Semi-Final next Thursday?

Stefan is the only artist who jumps the water feature to the B-stage walkway. Apparently it’s only about 15cm deep, so if he misjudges the leap he’ll only get his feet wet. But we 'hope’ he’ll take care anyway…

Stefan, Estonia, Second Rehearsal, PalaOlimpico EBU / Corinne Cumming
06 May 2022 at 12:00 CEST

📺 WATCH: 🇨🇾 Cyprus’s second rehearsal

Take an exclusive look at Cyprus’s second rehearsal – only on YouTube.

06 May 2022 at 11:58 CEST

🇲🇰 North Macedonia are up next!

Second rehearsal time for North Macedonia’s Andrea, singing her song Circles. No significant changes to first rehearsal on Tuesday – we particularly love the way Andrea uses the lift bridges over the water as projection screens. Aside from Andrea’s unique vocal performance, it gives the staging extra intensity.

Andrea, North Macedonia, Second Rehearsal, PalaOlimpico EBU / Andres Putting
06 May 2022 at 11:46 CEST

Trying to keep these shoes out of the water...

It’s still raining in Turin, but WRS from Romania has chosen footwear that’s stylish AND practical. We’re so in love…

06 May 2022 at 11:30 CEST

📺 WATCH: 🇦🇺 Australia’s second rehearsal

Take an exclusive look at Australia’s second rehearsal – only on YouTube.

06 May 2022 at 11:11 CEST

It’s time for 🇮🇪 Ireland!

It’s time for Ireland’s Brooke to rehearse her song That’s Rich for the second time. There’s a small costume change – Brooke’s backing dancers are wearing different skirts. Still white, but with less flounce on the sides. Never let it be said we aren’t paying attention…

Brooke performed That’s Rich representing Ireland in second rehearsal EBU / Andres Putting
06 May 2022 at 10:52 CEST

🇨🇾 Cyprus are up next!

Cyprus’s Andromache is back on stage, and today we’re watching on the big screen in the Delegation Bubble rather than in the arena. The huge shell prop looks great on TV, and the way it’s used as a focal point, projection screen AND dance platform is really clever and stylish. Even the shadows of the dancers add something extra.

Andromache from Cyprus performed Ela in second rehearsal EBU / Andres Putting
06 May 2022 at 10:34 CEST

Day 6 backstage recap is over on TikTok...

If you prefer your second recaps on TikTok, here’s an update on everything that happened yesterday!

06 May 2022 at 10:14 CEST

🇦🇺 Australia's second rehearsal has begun!

Each act has twenty minutes for second rehearsals, so usually that means two run-throughs. Australia’s Sheldon Riley is on stage now, and he’s kept the huge stairs, white jacket and giant swan train we saw on Tuesday. This song has such a heartfelt, haunted quality, and Sheldon’s voice is hugely powerful. We’ll share a video clip on YouTube soon!

Sheldon Riley performed Not The Same in second rehearsal EBU / Andres Putting
06 May 2022 at 10:03 CEST

Need a Day 6 recap?

If you missed yesterday’s rehearsal, or have already forgotten what happened because it was HOURS ago and a lot has happened since then, here’s 5 minutes and 21 seconds on YouTube that will bring you fully up to date. Enjoy!

06 May 2022 at 09:51 CEST

It's Day 7 in the PalaOlimpico!

Buongiorno Europe, and welcome to Day 7 of the official Eurovision Live Blog! Today the remaining 11 acts from Semi-Final 2 will rehearse for the second time. So we’ll be keeping you updated on any changes to the performance, costumes or staging, and all the backstage breaking news from the PalaOlimpico. Here’s the schedule for today:

🇦🇺 Australia

🇨🇾 Cyprus

🇮🇪 Ireland

🇲🇰 North Macedonia

🇪🇪 Estonia

🇷🇴 Romania

🇵🇱 Poland

🇲🇪 Montenegro

🇧🇪 Belgium

🇸🇪 Sweden

🇨🇿 Czech Republic

📺 WATCH: 🇸🇪 Sweden’s second rehearsal

Take an exclusive look at 🇸🇪 Sweden’s second rehearsal – only on YouTube.