Today, rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 are continuing. Countries rehearsing on Day 2 include Portugal, Croatia, Denmark, Austria, Greece, Iceland, Norway and Armenia. First to rehearse today was Croatia’s Mia Dimšić.
Mia Dimšić’s first rehearsal
The next act to take to the Eurovision 2022 stage at the Pala Alpitour in Turin was Croatia’s Mia Dimšić. She will sing the song “Guilty Pleasure” at Eurovision 2022 after she was selected to represent Portugal earlier this year.
Following Mia Dimšić ‘s first rehearsal a clip of their rehearsal was posted on TikTok. The clip showed the her before and after she took to the Eurovision stage for the first time. The clip also gave us some insight into how well here first rehearsal went.
What did we learn about Mia Dimšić’s staging?
Mia had hinted to a completely different staging from Dora back in February when she spoke to us at the London Eurovision Party. It definitely is the case here, with Mia now being joined by three backing dancers telling the story of the song instead of one. The staging is still somewhat of a summer night as Mia had mentioned, and while she said she will be wearing black onstage on the night, she is styled in a big pink dress for the first rehearsal. The staging could be described as “understated”, but the performance will sell the story and hopefully generate votes for Croatia!
What we thought about MARO’s first rehearsal
Following the release of the snippet, Angus gave his initial thoughts and reactions about the first rehearsal of Croatia’s Eurovision representative.
About Mia Dimšić
Mia Dimšić kicked off her musical career in 2014, when she was invited to tour across the US and Canada with tamburitza band Džentlmeni. After releasing a number of successful singles, her first album “Život nije siv” hit number one on the Croatian album charts in 2017, and was certified platinum. Since then, her success has continued – she now has six consecutive number ones on the Croatian singles chart!
Croatia’s Eurovision Journey
Croatia has been a part of the Eurovision family since 1961, as part of Yugoslavia. Ten Croatian artists went on to represent Yugoslavia in the Contest – the most famous of which being Riva, who gave Yugoslavia its only win in 1989. The 1990 Contest was held in Zagreb as a tribute to their Croatian heritage.
Croatia debuted in the Contest as an independent nation in 1993 with the band Put and their song “Don’t Ever Cry”. Since then, Croatia has gone on to score as high as 4th place in 1996 and 1999. Last year, Albina won Dora 2021 to represent Croatia at the Contest in Rotterdam with her song “Tick-Tock”. However, despite finishing 10th in both the jury and the televote, Albina failed to qualify for the final, finishing with a total of 110 points.
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News Source: EBU
Photo Source: Goran Cizmesija