Today rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 kicked off. Countries rehearsing on Day 1 include Albania, Latvia, Lithuania, Switzerland, Slovenia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, The Netherlands, and Moldova. Next to rehearse today was Switzerland’s Marius Bear.
Marius Bear’s first rehearsal
The next act to take to the Eurovision 2022 stage at the Pala Alpitour in Turin was Switzerland’s Marius Bear. Marius will sing the song “Boys Do Cry” at Eurovision 2022 after he was internally selected to represent his country earlier this year.
Following Marius Bear’s first rehearsal a clip of his rehearsal was posted on TikTok. The clip showed Marius before and after he took to the Eurovision stage for the first time. The clip also gave us some insight into how well his first rehearsal went.
@eurovision What a voice! 🥰 Switzerland’s @marius.bear takes the stage for his first rehearsal 🇨🇭 #Eurovision2022 #Eurovision #EurovisionTikTok ♬ original sound – Eurovision
What did we learn about Marius Bear’s staging?
Following from the slick and polished performance from Lithuania, Switzerland continues the trend of classy stagings. Marius’ performance is incredibly stripped back, with minimal elements helping to emphasise the emotional intensity of ‘Boys Do Cry’. With just a spotlight and some additional elements such as fog, Switzerland have created a world within itself onstage. There shouldn’t be a dry eye in the house at the end of his performance!
What did we think of Switzerland’s first rehearsal?
Jazzi gave her initial thoughts about Marius’s first rehearsal. You can see what she said here on our TikTok page.
@thateurosite #CapCut We react to Marius Bear’s first @eurovision rehearsal! #Switzerland #Eurovision #BoysDoCry #fyp ♬ original sound – thateurosite
About Marius Bear
The 28 year-old-musicians come from Appenzell in Switzerland. He first found out about his singing talent, when he was undertaking his compulsory military service with the Swiss army:
From 2016, he gave up his pathway to becoming a construction machinery mechanic to under to tour Germany and Switzerland as a street musician. A few years later, he release his first album in 2019 “Not Loud Enough” which charted in the Top 20 of the Swiss album charts. In the same year, he won the Swiss Music Award for “Best Talent”.
Upon the release of his Eurovision entry, it’s also been revealed that his new album, also titled “Boys Do Cry” will be released on the 25th of March. You can now pre-save the entry here.
Switzerland’s Eurovision Journey
In 1956, Switzerland was one of the countries that debuted in the inaugural competition in 1956, where they won with Lys Assia and “Refrain”. Since then they have participated on 61 occasions, with 50 of them making the Grand Final.
Switzerland’s recent participation saw them being represented by Gjon’s Tears with their song “Tout l’Univers”, which saw them qualify for the Grand Final for a second consecutive participation. Overall, Switzerland finished 3rd, after receiving 432 points from the jury and televoters.
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