🇵🇱 TES Preview: The power of water for Ochman

🇵🇱 TES Preview: The power of water for Ochman

Today rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 are continuing. Countries rehearsing on Day 4 include Ireland, North Macedonia, Estonia, Romania, Poland , Montenegro, Belgium, Sweden and Czech Republic. Next to rehearse today was Poland’s Ochman.

Ochman’s first rehearsal

The next act to take to the Eurovision 2022 stage at the Pala Alpitour in Turin was Poland’s Ochman. He will sing the song “River” at Eurovision 2022 after he was selected to represent Poland earlier this year.

Following Ochman’s first rehearsal a clip of his rehearsal was posted on TikTok. The clip showed him before and after he took to the Eurovision stage for the first time. The clip also gave us some insight into how well his rehearsal went.


Let the water carry me away 🌊 ⚡️ @OCHMAN first rehearsal had amazing lightning and water effects 🇵🇱 #EurovisionTikTok #Eurovision2022 #Eurovision

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What did we learn about Ochman’s staging?

Unsurprisingly, Ochman takes to the stage in a stylish black suit. What is a surprise, however, is that he is joined by dancers. The four dancers are wearing black, fringed outfits and masks. The graphics resemble water, while the stage lights flash to complete the ethereal staging package.

Ochman during the first rehearsal
Photo: EBU / Nathan Reinds

What we thought of Ochman’s first rehearsal

Following the release of the rehearsal clip, Rory shared his initial thoughts and reaction to the staging


#stitch with @eurovision Next to rehearse today was @ochmankrystian from Poland. Darker staging to reflect the song’s lyrics, but will that work for or against Poland’s chances? #eurovision #esc #esc2022 #eurovisiontiktok #ochman #river

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About Ochman

Krystian Ochman is a Polish-American singer born in Melrose, Massachussets. He is the winner of season 11 of The Voice of Poland. Both his dad and his granddad also are musicians. Since winning The Voice, he has released one album, which charted at number five. Ochman has been nominated for a number of prestigious Polish music awards, and won the Wiktory 2021 “Revelation of the Year” award.

Poland‘s Eurovision Journey

In 1994, Poland made their debut at the Eurovision Song Contest, when Edyta Górniak represented them with the song “To nie ja!”, and placed 2nd (which is Poland’s best result at the contest to date). Since then, Poland has participated 23 times (14 of which was in the Grand Final). Poland’s recent Eurovision participation, saw them being represented by RAFAŁ, who competed with “The Ride”, where he managed to place 14th with 35 points from the Jury and Televoters.

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News Source: EBU

Photo Source: Slawomir Kuchanski

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