Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Eurovision Rehearsals

Eurovision Rehearsals

Stay in touch with everything happening in Rotterdam in the run up to the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. The OnEurope crew will be in the virtual press centre and telling you what’s going on.

Spain: Sunshine after the rain

There can be no doubt in knowing which country took the stage a few minutes back. In Swarovski chaps, Chanel’s performance is one matador...

Made in (E)Spain – It certainly is

** resisting the urge to say “Scorchio** Nope! For me, and I must stress this is my opinion, there is not a lot to warm to...
Sam Ryder performing SPACE MAN, representing United Kingdom in the second rehearsal

UK: Rock it, man

Opening and closing with Sam Ryder alone on a brightly lit white platform, this is as effective at the start as at the end. What...
Sam Ryder rehearsing today in Turin for Eurovision 2022

OK… breath… calm down…

Fuck. Just… Fuck I’m British. I’m also objective with this contest and if the UK is rubbish I am the first one to write it...

Italy: Someone needs shut-eye

I got to see one of the three rehearsals this morning - and heard plenty of reports of the shambolic first run-through - which...

France: There’s nothing like it … this year

The French Eurovision team believe in showcasing aspects of their country’s culture. Last year Pravi took us back to the golden age of chanson....

France – That can only mean The Big 5

I love this song. I love everything about it – possibly because I have spent a few years holidaying in Brittany and loved the...

Day seven in Turin

The second rehearsals rumbled on in Turin. We had the lights on, una questione tecnica, water, water everywhere, classic shirt ripping off moments, a...

Czech Republic: The full package

We are DOMI end the second semifinal, coming right after the Swedish favourite - and given Cornelia's stumbles, it does the almost impossible and...

Belgium: Wide shots wash away soul

I'd been keen to see how the Belgians choose to stage their song, after a run of less than successful attempts. My initial feeling was...