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Live Blog: Wednesday 4 May

Welcome to the Live Blog for Wednesday 4 May (Day 5).

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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!

Our gallery of the day...

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

Big 5 update! 🇫🇷🇬🇧🇩🇪🇪🇸🇮🇹

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

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…

📺 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.

📺 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.

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!”

📺 WATCH: 🇦🇹 Austria’s second rehearsal

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

📺 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.

📺 WATCH: 🇭🇷 Croatia’s second rehearsal

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

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 time EBU / Andres Putting

Big 5 update! 🇫🇷🇬🇧🇩🇪🇪🇸🇮🇹

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

The trophy has arrived!

The Eurovision trophy is in the Delegation Bubble, and EVERYONE wants to touch it. But only one act will hold it in their hands on Saturday 14th…who will it be???

📺 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!

Which flag will you be waving...

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

S10 stopped by to write a message....

…to the people of the Netherlands.

“Enjoy Liberation Day tomorrow! Love S10.”

📺 WATCH: 🇳🇱 Netherlands’ second rehearsal

Enjoy this exclusive clip of Netherland’s second rehearsal!

🇭🇷 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.

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!

📺 WATCH: 🇧🇬 Bulgaria’s second rehearsal

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

📺 WATCH: 🇺🇦 Ukraine’s second rehearsal

Please enjoy this clip of Ukraine’s second rehearsal.

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.

🇪🇸 Chanel is ready to fly...🛫

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

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!"

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!”

📺 WATCH: 🇸🇮 Slovenia’s second rehearsal

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

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 😀”

📺 WATCH: 🇨🇭Switzerland’s second rehearsal

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

🇺🇦 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 rehearsal EBU / Andres Putting

🇸🇮 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…

📺 WATCH: 🇱🇹 Lithuania’s second rehearsal

And…here’s Lithuania too!

📺 WATCH: 🇱🇻 Latvia’s second rehearsal

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

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

📺 WATCH: 🇦🇱 Albania's second rehearsal

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

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 rehearsal EBU / Corinne Cumming

🇨🇭 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.

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.

Latvian split #1 EBU / Andres Putting
Latvian split #2 EBU / Andres Putting

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.

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!

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.

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.

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 rehearsal EBU / Andres Putting

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.

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