Today rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 kicked off. Countries rehearsing on Day 2 include Portugal, Croatia, Denmark, Austria, Greece, Iceland, Norway and Armenia. Next to rehearse today was Denmark’s REDDI .
REDDI’s first rehearsal
The next act to take to the Eurovision 2022 stage at the Pala Alpitour in Turin was Denmark’s REDDI . They will sing the song “The Show” at Eurovision 2022 after they were selected to represent Denmark earlier this year.
Following REDDI’s first rehearsal a clip of their rehearsal was posted on TikTok. The clip showed the them 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.
@eurovision @Reddi Official are READY! Denmark take to the stage 👏 #Eurovision2022 #EurovisionTikTok #Eurovision ♬ original sound – Eurovision
What did we learn about REDDI’s staging?
The staging for this is bright and colorful. The styling for the girls is described as “retro“, which is very fitting for a song like this. We do not see many female led rock songs in Eurovision nowadays which could certainly help this stand out amongst the crowd. They seem to have revamped the song slightly as their is an additional key change in the song now. There are some pyro effects in REDDI’s staging.
What did we make of Denmark’s rehearsal?
Rory has given his initial thoughts on REDDI’s first rehearsal. You can see his thoughts here:
@thateurosite #stitch with @eurovision Third up in today's rehearsal schedule is @wearereddi from #Denmark. Lots of colour and attitude, just as we expected! #Eurovision #esc2022 #reddi #theshow ♬ original sound – thateurosite
Reddi is a four piece, all-female Danish-Swedish rock band. They consist of Siggy (vocals), Ida (bass), Agnes (guitar), and Ihan (drums). Ihan has previous Eurovision experience, as she played the drums in Denmark’s 2012 song “Should’ve Known Better“. Fans of Nordic national selections meanwhile might recognize Agnes from appearing alongside Samira Manners in Sweden’s Melodifestivalen this year. Reddi won Dansk Melodi Grand Prix with a second place in the final and first place in the Superfinal. “The Show” was written by Reddi and Danish producers Remee and Chief 1, both of which have written multiple Eurovision songs.
Denmark’s Eurovision Journey
Denmark first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1957 and notched their first win in 1963 with Grethe and Jorgan Ingmann’s “Dansevise”. The country left the contest after 1966 but returned in 1978, and achieved mixed results in the next two decades. Denmark earned two third place finishes in 1988 and 1989, but were then relegated three times in 1994, 1996, and 1998.
They finally achieved their second victory in 2000 with the Olsen Brothers’ “Fly on the Wings of Love”, and have only missed the grand final five times since the introduction of the semi-finals. A six-year qualification streak from 2008 culminated in its third win in 2013 with Emmelie de Forrest’s “Only Teardrops”.
Most recently, Fyr og Flamme represented Denmark at Eurovision 2021 with “Ove os pa hinanden”. They finished eleventh in their semi-final and just missed qualifying for the Grand Final.
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News Source: EBU
Photo Source: Agnete Schlichtkrull