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. Last to rehearse today was Moldova’s Zdob şi Zdub & Frații Advahov.
Zdob şi Zdub & Advahov Brothers’ first rehearsal
The next act to take to the Eurovision 2022 stage at the Pala Alpitour in Turin was Moldova’s Zdob şi Zdub & Frații Advahov. The group will sing the song “Trenulețul” at Eurovision 2022 after they were selected to represent Moldova earlier this year.
Following Zdob şi Zdub & Frații Advahov’s first rehearsal a clip of their rehearsal was posted on TikTok. The clip showed the group before and after they took to the Eurovision stage for the first time. The clip also gave us some insight into how well their first rehearsal went.
What did we learn about Zdob şi Zdub & Frații Advahov ‘s staging?
B-stage alert! Moldova is the first country we have seen using the B-stage today. Zdob şi Zdub & Frații Advahov bring the power polka party to the entire Turin stage, using everything they can. Their graphics and lighting package uses neon colours. To make the party complete, the Moldovan representatives also show off a few dance moves during the chorus.
What we thought about Zdob şi Zdub & Frații Advahov’s first rehearsal
Following the release of the snippet, Rory gave his initial thoughts and reactions about the first rehearsal of Moldova’s Eurovision representatives
About Zdob şi Zdub & Frații Advahov
Zdob și Zdub are no strangers to Eurovision, having participated on two separate occasions. The band formed Moldova’s first ever participation in the Contest in 2005 with “Bunica bate doba”, earning a respectable 6th place. Following that, Zdob și Zdub made a return in 2011 with “So Lucky” – finishing in 12th place. For 2022, the group have teamed up with the Advahov Brothers, a fraternal duo playing the violin and accordion to couple with the band’s unique sound.
Moldova’s Eurovision Journey
Moldova is relatively new to the Eurovision Song Contest, joining in 2005. Their debut entry, Zdob și Zdub, finished in 6th place, which had remained their highest scoring entry up until 2017. This was thanks to the Sunstroke Project performing ‘Hey Mamma’, finishing in 3rd place. At the close of voting, Moldova received 374 points.
In 2021, Natalia Gordienko represented Moldova at the Contest in Rotterdam. Performing her song ‘Sugar’, Moldova qualified for the final and finished in 13th place. Following the jury and televote points, Natalia had received 115 points.
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News Source: EBU
Photo Source: Zdob şi Zdub