With the first rehearsals on the horizon, we wanted to take a look back and review the fashion we saw during national final season. Join us as we rate the fashion that we may see in semi-final two of Eurovision 2022.
In part one, we reviewed artists competing in SF1 plus the Big Five. Here, we will go over the artists competing in SF2 who won their national final, and rank their looks “couture” or “more.”
Australia: Sheldon Riley – “Not The Same”
2/5 Masks that aren’t the same
In my opinion, this is a little too much. Normally I don’t say that, but I think the fluff of the outfit is a bit much and swallows him up. Eurovision fashion should be a stage piece, but it doesn’t have to go overboard. If they toned down the train and the puffiness of the sleeves, I think it would be a solid “couture.” Until then, this outfit stands at a “more.”
Czech Republic: We Are Domi – “Lights Off”
3/5 Lights on
This is how you do casual couture. The song’s vibes don’t need anything much, and this jumpsuit is correct in all the right ways. They can still pull out a fashionable look on the Eurovision stage, and then be comfy in the green room. Dominika’s outfit is glittered in all the right spots, and it fits in all the right ways. The other two could use a bit more pizazz, however. Otherwise, these outfits are Eurovision ready.
Estonia: Stefan – “Hope”
1.5/5 Cowboys singing their heart out
Stefan’s outfit is the opposite of Domi’s. He is casual, but doesn’t pull it off the same way. At many times the tan blends into the background in the LED, and the outfit just doesn’t feel like it fits with the song. Some more browns instead of the tan might work well. He just needs to steer clear of going too cowboy. There is a way to do fashionable cowboy without being too western, and I think that would work well.
Finland: The Rasmus – “Jezebel”
1.5/5 Bees writing your name in lipstick on the mirror
For most rock bands, the black leather works well. However, it is Lauri’s look that really tanks it for me. The hair is messy but not in a good way. On top of that, he needs to decide if he wants to keep that coat on or off. The black and yellow color scheme can work, but the looks need more refinement.
Ireland: Brooke – “That’s Rich”
150/500 Euros shot from a money gun
Brooke has too much talent to look like she is just about to go to bed. The slumber party look doesn’t fit with the vibe of the song at all. The music video, to be fair, has a much better outfit. A more ’80s vibe would be fit the song so much better. Otherwise, this slumber party couture needs to be slept on.
Israel: Michael Ben David – “I.M.”
2/5 Pride flags
The outfits do fit the vibe of the song. However, I am so tired of the PVC outfits. We have seen the latex so many times that artists should think of some other things when choosing outfits. If you do choose to stay with the PVC, at least make sure there are no wrinkles in it. If this outfit was in a different fabric, it could be better. Until then, this outfit is a solid “more.”
North Macedonia: Andrea – “Circles”
1/5 Circles to test your limit
Much like Estonia, this outfit is wayyyyyyy too casual. However, like Ireland, the outfits in the music video were near perfect. While Eurovision fashion doesn’t have to be over the top, it should still look like it was meant to be on stage. On stage, Andrea should go for a more casual vibe, but elevated. A nice, fitted, jacket with a black top and pants could really serve for this live. And the hair in a bun with the two tight braids would look stellar. This outfit though, is not it.
Poland: Ochman – “River”
3/5 Riversides to lay down by
Where some artists pulled off a casual suit, Ochman can go so much further. The song does not work with an all black outfit. And the velvet on the suit does not look good. If he were to stick with a suit, I think some flowy embroidery on a lighter colored, tailored jacket would look stunning. This crushed velvet jacket should go. The concept is there, just needs a bit more refinement.
Romania: WRS – “Llamame”
2.5/5 Phones to llámame
I don’t know what about these outfits doesn’t click with me, but they are a no. If anything, he should be wearing the outfit that the backing dancers are in, but in white. The lace tops look nice, but a bit out of place for the backing dancers. If they swapped, it would probably elevate this to a “couture.” Until then, it’s a “more.”
San Marino: Achille Lauro – “Stripper”
7/10 Lauros that need love
For a song named “Stripper”, its hard to judge the actual outfit since it eventually comes off. However, Lauro never fails to disappoint. He is pure fashion, and has served so many iconic looks already. I know he will serve fashion on the Eurovision stage. I can’t wait to see what he delivers.
Serbia: Konstrakta – “In Corpore Sano”
5/5 Bars of soap so the artist can be healthy
This outfit leaves me speechless, and yet I have so much to say about it. Let’s start with the hair and makeup. The red lip against her black hair is such a great choice. And then, on top of that, the red lip fits the song’s message so well. The Serbian hair and makeup team deserves a round of applause for this. Moving down, the outfit is just as perfect. It reflects a stereotypical “nurse outfit”, and that bouquet of red and white roses over her heart is such a good choice. This outfit has so many stunning layers. It is pure art perfection. Remember kids, wash your hands.
Sweden: Cornelia Jakobs – “Hold Me Closer”
5/5 Good things that don’t come to an end
No need to apologize, because there is nothing to regret about this look. This look would be an easy “more” if it were just the crop top and pants. But that rhinestone top just brings the outfit to a whole new level. The way they flow and scatter the light just adds that little something special to the whole performance. On top of that, the hair and makeup are similarly simple yet stunning. You can tell the Swedes love fashion, and do it well for Eurovision, because this look is perfection.
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Italy won the right to host the 2022 Eurovision Contest after Måneskin won the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. Since then, Turin was selected to host the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, which is due to take place on 10th, 12th, and 14th May. It’s been revealed that 40 countries will be competing in the 66th edition of the competition with Armenia & Montenegro returning to the competition.
The slogan for this year’s Eurovision is The Sound of Beauty, and you can see more about how the stage and the potential fashion fit in with the concept here!