Friday, January 28, 2022
Kobi

First up this morning – the HOME team

After the closed door 30-minute Moldovan extra rehearsal we had Israel. Kobi was still dressed like a waiter on stage, and I genuinely think that...
Serviette of Doom

Semi final 2 – ranked and rated

We've already told you what we think stands a chance of making the final from the first semi-final, but who do we reckon might...
That's the 'Truth': Azerbaijan finishes second rehearsal

Azerbaijan – Last of the day

Chingiz didn't need to change a lot, and he hadn't, although this time through, we saw on-screen swirls. coupled with yet another screen effect...
North Macedonia makes rehearsal stage 'Proud'

North Macedonia in “This is very good” shocker

Tamara sold the shit out of this song. Her performance was ballsy and edgy and the staging simple (except for the mirrors). The message...
Dutch hopeful Duncan Laurence glows on stage

Netherlands, The – Is this missing context?

The Dutch decided to put a light box on the front of the piano and darken the staging, bringing Duncan into sharper focus at...
Serviette of Doom

Semi-final 1 – how we ranked and rated the songs

Long term readers will be aware that in days of yore, OnEuropean hacks chose to gather in brightly-lit all-you-can-eat buffet bars and ponder what...
Keiino

Norway – Three don’t become one

My first thought on this run-through was: "Why does the lead singer (Tom) look like he's dressed for a uniform fetish party?" He seemed...
Jonida Maliqi is back with Albania's 'Ktheju tokës'

Albania – No eagle eyed

Jonida made up for a lack of eagle with world-class emotional vocals. She was still in the same black and gold dress, but the backing...
Russia's Sergey Lazarev wraps up his second rehearsal

Russia – Now *that’s* how you stage a song

OK, let's break it down: Sergey and Kirkorov have produced a package that could well be irresistible. Compared directly with any of the three that...
Jurij Veklenko to the stage for Lithuania's second rehearsal

Lithuania had the runs

(Do you see what I did there? - do you!) Jurijus was missing something. Various answers from our table ranged from a guitar to a...

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