After winning the right to represent Romania at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, three Eurovision Pre-Parties have confirmed that WRS will be performing at their Eurovision events. They are; Barcelona Eurovision Party, London Eurovision Party, Eurovision In Concert and Pre-Party ES, from later this month.
Barcelona Eurovision Party
About the Pre-Party: Barcelona Eurovision Party is the newest Pre-Party that is launched this season. Upon its launch, the party mentions that up to 20 participants of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest will attend the Pre-Party. The Pre-Party will be hosted by Sharonne, Giuseppe Di Bella.
Acts: At the time of writing, seven Eurovision 2022 participants have been revealed, and they are Ronela Hajati (Albania), We Are Domi (Czech Republic), Brooke (Ireland), Citi Zēni (Latvia), Monika Liu (Lithuania), Emma Muscat (Malta), Vladana (Montenegro), WRS (Romania), and Chanel (Spain). They will be joined by Marta Roure (Andorra, 2004), Conchita Wurst (Austria, 2014), Sunstroke Project (Moldova 2010, 2017), Senhit (San Marino, 2011, 2020, 2021), and Rosa López (Spain, 2002).
Venue: The Pre-Party will take place at Sala Apolo in Barcelona.
Tickets: Tickets for the event are now sold out.
London Eurovision Party
About the Pre-Party: One of the longest Eurovision Pre-Parties, the London Eurovision Party, will once again take place. Paddy O’Connell; the voice of BBC Radio 4, alongside SuRie (United Kingdom, 2018) will host the 2022 edition. SuRie will also treat the audience to a performance.
Acts: At the time of writing these acts have been confirmed for the Pre-Party: Brooke (Ireland, 2022), Intelligent Music Project (Bulgaria, 2022), VICTORIA (Bulgaria, 2020, 2021), WE ARE DOMI (Czech Republic 2022), Krystian Ochman (Poland, 2022), Aidan (MESC runner up 2022), Vladana Vučinić (Montenegro 2022), Monika Liu (Lithuania 2022), Mia Dimšić (Croatia 2022), Citi Zēni (Latvia 2022), James Newman (UK 2020, 2021), Malik Harris (Germany 2022), Jérémie Makiese (Belgium 2022), WRS (Romania 2022).
Venue: The new venue for the London Eurovision Party, will be the Hard Rock Hotel in Marble Arch, which is steps away from Hyde Park
Tickets: There are three options for tickets:
General Admission – £59.50 + Fees
Early Entry – £74.50 + Fees
VIP – £139.50 + Fees – This comes with Fast Track & Early Entry, Pre-Show Meet & Greet (COVID-Dependent), Souvenir Lanyard & Laminate Pass, Reserved private VIP Area, on a raised level with seating, Goodie Bag, & Unique Merchandise Gifts.
You currently can’t buy tickets for London Eurovision Party, as the first batch has sold out. There will be a second and final batch of tickets going on sale on Friday, March 18th at 10:00 am GMT.
About the Pre-Party: The Spanish Pre-Party in the capital of Spain will once again host the pre-party. The organizers of the event have invited all of the participating countries and will welcome all the interested participants with open arms to perform for the Spanish public. At the time of writing Krista Siegfrids (Finland 2013), has been confirmed as the host of the Welcome Pre-Party on the Friday evening.
Acts: At the time of writing, the acts confirmed for the Welcome Pre-Party ES on the Friday night are Melani Garcia (Spain 2019, Junior Eurovision), Blanca Paloma (Benidorm Fest 2022), Sara Deop (Benidorm Fest 2022), XEINN (Benidorm Fest 2022), Marta Sango (Benidorm Fest 2022), VICTORIA (Bulgaria, 2020 & 2021) Aidan (MESC 2022).
For the Pre-Party on Saturday night the confirmed acts are Ronela Hajati (Albania, 2022), Brooke (Ireland, 2022), Tanxugueiras (Benidorm Fest 2022), Rayden (Benidorm Fest 2022), Jérémie Makiese (Belgium), Krystian Ochman (Poland 2022), We Are Domi (Czech Republic 2022), Vladana Vučinić (Montenegro 2022). Mia Dimšić (Croatia 2022), Citi Zēni (Latvia 2022), Konstrakta (Serbia 2022), Monika Liu (Lithuania 2022), WRS (Romania 2022), The Rasmus (Finland 2022).
Venue: The Pre-Party will take place in Sala Riviera in Madrid.
Tickets: There are numerous tickets packages still available and they are as follows:
- PrePartyES Packs (Friday + Saturday) – General Pack – Tickets for both evenings in the General Zone and their subsequent parties – €60 + Fees
- General Ticket (Saturday Evening) – Concert Ticket in the General Zone and the After-Party – €40 + Fees
- General Ticket (Friday Evening) – Concert Ticket in the General Zone and the After-Party – €30 + Fees
- Fan Ticket (Friday Evening) – Concert Ticket in the Fan Zone, the After-Party – €40 + Fees
- FamilyZone (Friday Evening) – €25 + Fees
- FamilyZone (Saturday Evening) – €30 + Fees
- FamilyZone (Friday + Saturday Evening) – €50 + Fees
Eurovision in Concert
About the Pre-Party: Known for being the biggest Eurovision Pre-Party, fans from all over the world travel to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam to see the acts perform live. The show will be hosted once again by Edsilia Rombley (The Netherlands 1998, 2007) & Cornald Maas.
Acts: At the time of writing, the 2022 Eurovision acts confirmed are; Ronela Hajati (Albania), Jérémie Makiese (Belgium), Intelligent Music Project (Bulgaria), Mia Dimšić (Croatia), The Rasmus (Finland), Brooke (Ireland), Monika Liu (Lithuania), Emma Muscat (Malta), S10 (The Netherlands), Krystian Ochman (Poland) and WRS(Romania). Linda Wagenmakers and Maggie Macneal are the Support Acts.
Venue: The 2022 edition of the Pre-Party will take place in AFAS Live in Amsterdam and is near Amsterdam Arena, Johan Cruijff ArenA, and Ziggo Dome.
Tickets: Regular Tickets are available for €52.50 each, and can be purchased here.
Romania’s Eurovision journey
Romania joined the Eurovision family in the Eastern wave of enlargement, making their debut in 1994. Their entry – Dan Bittman’s “Dincolo de nori” – finished in 21st place with a total of 14 points. At the introduction of semi-finals, Romania found their stride and were present in every Eurovision final until 2018. Romania’s best result is third place, scored twice in 2005 and 2010 respectively.
In 2021, Romania was represented by Roxen, who had been internally selected in 2020 prior to the Contest’s cancellation. Roxen performed her song – “Amnesia” – at the first semi-final in Rotterdam. However, unfortunately Romania failed to qualify for the final. At the close of voting, Romania finished 12th in a field of 16, scoring 85 points.
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News Source: Barcelona Eurovision Party, London Eurovision Party, EurovisionSpain
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