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04 May 2022 at 18:37 CEST
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Day 5 is DONE!

And that’s it for Day 5! Thank you for joining us today, it’s been a really fun and energising day in the Delegation Bubble. Tomorrow we’ll be here again from 10:00 CEST for more backstage goings-on and second rehearsals, then from 15:30 CEST we’ll be returning to the arena Green Room for the first rehearsals for the Big 5.

Please join us – it’s going to be a VERY big day!

04 May 2022 at 18:37 CEST
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Our gallery of the day...

Here’s a gallery of highlights from today’s second rehearsals – enjoy!

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Ronela from Albania rehearsed her song Sekret second rehearsal
Kalush Orchestra from Ukraine rehearsed their song Stefania for second rehearsal MARO, from Portugal performed in second rehearsal
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Rehearsals Day 5 Highlights

04 May 2022 at 18:33 CEST
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Big 5 update! 🇫🇷🇬🇧🇩🇪🇪🇸🇮🇹

🇬🇧 United Kingdom’s Sam Ryder is on his way! Hurry up Sam, Turin is ready for you! 🛫

04 May 2022 at 18:29 CEST
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Dancing in the rain....(Spain, 2014)

There is a HUGE thunderstorm in Turin right now – the Delegation Bubble is essentially an enormous tent, and the rain is LOUD. Any minute the PalaOlimpico might be part of Ochman’s River…

04 May 2022 at 18:20 CEST
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📺 WATCH: 🇵🇹 Portugal’s second rehearsal

Here’s a clip of Portugal’s second rehearsal – you can find out more about the song and their journey to Eurovision in the story below.

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04 May 2022 at 17:54 CEST
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📺 WATCH: 🇬🇷 Greece’s second rehearsal

Enjoy this exclusive clip of Greece’s second rehearsal! You can find out more about the song on the link below.

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04 May 2022 at 17:54 CEST
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A message from Croatia!

Croatia’s Mia Dimšić came by to say hello, and wrote a message for her family in Croatia and her fans across Europe:

“Mum, dad, sis – thank you for always having my back and always seeing the best in me. And also a message for everyone else – if you guys like my performance on Tuesday, I will be very grateful for your love!”

04 May 2022 at 17:39 CEST
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📺 WATCH: 🇦🇹 Austria’s second rehearsal

Watch an exclusive clip of Austria’s second rehearsal here!

04 May 2022 at 17:15 CEST
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📺 WATCH: 🇩🇰 Denmark’s second rehearsal

Here’s a clip of Denmark’s second rehearsal – you can find out a bit more about Reddi’s The Show in the link below.

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04 May 2022 at 16:54 CEST
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📺 WATCH: 🇭🇷 Croatia’s second rehearsal

Here’s an exclusive clip of Croatia’s second rehearsal – enjoy!

04 May 2022 at 16:43 CEST
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Let me be your hair-lo...

For their second rehearsal, Austria’s Pia Maria’s had a fabulous new hairdo from our friends at Moroccanoil. LUM!X needs to up his game…

LUM!X feat. Pia Maria from Austria rehearsed their song Halo for second timeEBU / Andres Putting
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04 May 2022 at 16:37 CEST
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Big 5 update! 🇫🇷🇬🇧🇩🇪🇪🇸🇮🇹

🇫🇷 France’s Fulenn are on their way to Turin!

04 May 2022 at 16:18 CEST
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📺 WATCH: 🇲🇩 Moldova’s second rehearsal

Here’s an exclusive clip of Moldova’s second rehearsal – you can find out more about their song, and their train ride to Eurovision, on the story below!

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04 May 2022 at 16:13 CEST
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Which flag will you be waving...

…in Semi-Final 1? Eurovision TikTok’s got a one-second recap of every entry…

04 May 2022 at 16:04 CEST
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S10 stopped by to write a message....

…to the people of the Netherlands.

“Enjoy Liberation Day tomorrow! Love S10.”

04 May 2022 at 15:48 CEST
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📺 WATCH: 🇳🇱 Netherlands’ second rehearsal

Enjoy this exclusive clip of Netherland’s second rehearsal!

04 May 2022 at 15:46 CEST
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🇭🇷 Croatia are rehearsing now!

Croatia’s Mia Dimšić is on stage right now for her second rehearsal of Guilty Pleasure. The staging and outfit are much the same as Mia’s first rehearsal on Saturday, and it’s another great performance. You can find out more about the inspiration for the song on the link below.

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04 May 2022 at 15:14 CEST
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Netherland's S10 has finished rehearsing...

…and it was as heartfelt and haunting as her first rehearsal on Saturday. She had lots of thoughts to share about how that rehearsal went!

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04 May 2022 at 15:07 CEST
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📺 WATCH: 🇧🇬 Bulgaria’s second rehearsal

Here’s an exclusive 30-second clip of Bulgaria’s second rehearsal.

04 May 2022 at 14:55 CEST
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📺 WATCH: 🇺🇦 Ukraine’s second rehearsal

Please enjoy this clip of Ukraine’s second rehearsal.

04 May 2022 at 14:49 CEST
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Find out more about Bulgaria's intention...

Bulgaria’s Intelligent Music Project have finished their second rehearsal, and we’ll have an exclusive clip of them rocking the PalaOlimpico stage soon. But in the meantime, find out more about their road to Eurovision, and their song Intention.

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04 May 2022 at 14:41 CEST
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🇪🇸 Chanel is ready to fly...🛫

The Big 5 are on their way to Turin…Spain’s Chanel is already at the airport. Vamos, Chanel!

04 May 2022 at 14:37 CEST
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LPS have a message for their classmates....

"All the fourth years in high school – enjoy your essay, sorry we didn’t have to write it!

And to everyone else, if you enjoy our performance on Tuesday please vote for us!"

04 May 2022 at 14:21 CEST
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A message from Marius...

Marius Bear from Switzerland popped by the Live Blog desk to leave a message for his fans, and his mum!

“Hi mum, Turin is beautiful, love to everyone and thank you for the support. Vote for me on Tuesday!”

04 May 2022 at 14:20 CEST
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📺 WATCH: 🇸🇮 Slovenia’s second rehearsal

Want to watch an exclusive clip of Slovenia’s second rehearsal? We’ve got this.

04 May 2022 at 14:09 CEST
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Citi Zēni stopped by to say hi...

…and they took a moment to leave a message for their fans back home in Latvia:

“Happy National Restoration of Independence Day! Svinam visi kopå 😀”

04 May 2022 at 13:56 CEST
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📺 WATCH: 🇨🇭Switzerland’s second rehearsal

Head over to YouTube for a clip from Switzerland’s second rehearsal.

04 May 2022 at 13:36 CEST
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🇺🇦 Ukraine's turn to rehearse...

Ukraine have finished their second rehearsal – the fringed outfits have changed colour, but otherwise their upbeat staging has stayed the same as their first rehearsal on Saturday.

If you’d like to find out more about Kalush Orchestra and their song Stefania, check out the story link down below.

Kalush Orchestra from Ukraine rehearsed their song Stefania for second rehearsalEBU / Andres Putting
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04 May 2022 at 13:08 CEST
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🇸🇮 LPS share their love for disko...

Want to find out more about Slovenia’s LPS and their song Disko? Of course you do, and we’re happy to oblige…

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04 May 2022 at 13:02 CEST
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📺 WATCH: 🇱🇹 Lithuania’s second rehearsal

And…here’s Lithuania too!

04 May 2022 at 13:01 CEST
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📺 WATCH: 🇱🇻 Latvia’s second rehearsal

The exclusive clip of Latvia’s second rehearsal is over here:

04 May 2022 at 12:59 CEST
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Ronela, queen of the Delegation Bubble

Ronela from Albania has just set a new bar for Delegation Bubble style. How can anyone else compete?

Ronela Hajati
04 May 2022 at 12:34 CEST
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📺 WATCH: 🇦🇱 Albania's second rehearsal

Head to YouTube for this clip of Albania’s second rehearsal.

04 May 2022 at 12:13 CEST
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Lights, camera, DISKO

Q: What do you get when you combine a Slovenian disco ball, the PalaOlimpico lighting, and an amazing photographer?

A: this picture:

LPS from Slovenia rehearsed their song Disko for the second rehearsalEBU / Corinne Cumming
04 May 2022 at 12:01 CEST
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🇨🇭 Switzerland's rehearsal is done...

Switzerland’s Marius Bear has finished on the rehearsal stage – you find out more about his song Boys Do Cry here.

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04 May 2022 at 11:45 CEST
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How it started vs. how it's going...

We’ve all been there, Latvia. We’re just impressed you got down there in the first place.

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04 May 2022 at 11:26 CEST
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Let's talk...Lithuania 🇱🇹

Monika Liu has finished her second rehearsal, and it’s just as polished as it was on Saturday. Find out a little more about her road to Eurovision and her song Sentimental.

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04 May 2022 at 11:22 CEST
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Anyone for pizza?

Some of the Eurovision team bumped into Stefan from 🇪🇪 Estonia in a pizza restaurant in Turin last night, and he was kind enough to share his menu recommendations ❤️🍕. Thanks Stefan!

04 May 2022 at 10:59 CEST
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Your daily serving of Citi Zēni...🥗🇱🇻🥗🇱🇻🥗

Latvia’s Citi Zēni have finished their second rehearsal, and now have the rest of the day to create mayhem in the Delegation Bubble. If you’d like to find out all about them and the story behind Eat Your Salad, check out this article.

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04 May 2022 at 10:31 CEST
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Take a peek backstage...

Have you been watching Eurovision Backstage? Our brilliant roving reporter Samya Hafsaoui has been meeting all the people who make Eurovision happen – yesterday she followed Ireland’s Brooke as she got ready for her first rehearsal. You can find all Samya’s videos on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.

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04 May 2022 at 10:11 CEST
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Outfit change for 🇦🇱 Albania!

Our first outfit change of the day – Albania’s Ronela is trying out a sparkly silver outfit, and her dancers have added some black leather harnesses. There’s a photo below, as well as a great article that shares the secrets of Ronela’s Eurovision staging.

Ronela from Albania rehearsed her song Sekret second rehearsalEBU / Andres Putting
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04 May 2022 at 09:59 CEST
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Need a Day 3 TikTok catch up?

If you missed all the action from yesterday’s first rehearsals, here’s a TikTok round up of Day 4.

04 May 2022 at 09:51 CEST
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It's Eurovision Day 5!

Good morning from beautiful Turin, and welcome to Day 5 of the Eurovision 2022 Live Blog!

We’re moving into a new stage of rehearsals today, as fourteen artists taking part in the first Semi-Final are welcomed back to the main stage. The final three (Iceland, Norway and Armenia) will all rehearse first thing tomorrow.

We won’t be watching from the arena so much today – instead we’ll be roaming around to bring you all the backstage goings-on and breaking news from the PalaOlimpico. But we’ll definitely be keeping one eye on the big screen to see if there are any changes to performances or costumes during second rehearsals, and later we’ll be posting a 30-second YouTube video of each second rehearsal.

Please stay with us, and if you’re enjoying the Live Blog feel free to share on Twitter!

Day 5 rehearsal schedule:

🇦🇱 Albania

🇱🇻 Latvia

🇱🇹 Lithuania

🇨🇭 Switzerland

🇸🇮 Slovenia

🇺🇦 Ukraine

🇧🇬 Bulgaria

🇳🇱 Netherlands

🇲🇩 Moldova

🇵🇹 Portugal

🇭🇷 Croatia

🇩🇰 Denmark

🇦🇹 Austria

🇬🇷 Greece