Today rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 are continuing. Countries rehearsing on Day 3 include Finland, Israel, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Malta, San Marino, Australia and Cyprus. Last to rehearse today was Cyprus’s Andromache.
Andromache’s first rehearsal
The next act to take to the Eurovision 2022 stage at the Pala Alpitour in Turin was Cyprus’s Andromache. She will sing the song “Ela” at Eurovision 2022 after she was selected to represent Cyprus earlier this year.
Following Andromache’s first rehearsal a clip of her rehearsal was posted on TikTok. The clip showed her before and after she took to the Eurovision stage for the first time. The clip also gave us some insight into how well her rehearsal went.
What did we learn about Andromache’s staging?
Closing today’s rehearsals, Andromache has brought one of the most eye-catching props to Turin. Sat in a giant shell, Andromache performs ‘Ela’ with enough space for projections and two backing dancers. As well as that, Andromache is styled beautifully and, as Cyprus is the home of the Greek goddess of love Aphrodite, she is channelling that elegance and grace. Understated could be a good word, but done so with demureness and class – a great way to end Day 3 of rehearsals.
What we thought of Cyprus’ staging?
Following Andromache’s first rehearsal, Rosie gave her initial reaction to her stage show. You can see it on our TikTok page here:
Andromache has already seen success across Europe. Born in Germany, she rose to fame after participating in the Greek edition of The Voice in 2015. This was followed by a string of successful singles, including “Na Soun Psema”.
She is signed to Panik Records, who describe her as having “a stage presence that reminds of a beautiful fairy”. Much of her music draws on Hellenic folk influences, with a modern twist.
Cyprus’ Eurovision Journey
Cyprus debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 where they placed 6th with Island’s “Monika”. They have participated in every contest since except for 1988, 2001, and 2014, with 37 entrants and counting. Consequently, Cyprus currently holds the record for most Eurovision participations without a win.
Cyprus has been particularly successful in recent years, having qualified for the final every year since 2015. This streak includes their best result, which they achieved in 2018 when Eleni Fouriera’s “Fuego” finished as the runner-up. Meanwhile, their other notable entrants from this decade include Ivi Adamou’s “La La Love” (2012), Minus One’s “Alter Ego” (2016) and Tamta’s “Replay” (2019).
Most recently, Elena Tsagrinou represented Cyprus at Eurovision 2021 with “El Diablo”. She qualified for the Grand Final and then finished in 16th place with 94 points, including 50 from the juries and 44 from the televote.
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News Source: EBU
Photo Source: Konstantinos Manolas