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 Romania’s WRS.
WRS’s first rehearsal
The next act to take to the Eurovision 2022 stage at the Pala Alpitour in Turin was Romania’s WRS. He will sing the song “Llámame” at Eurovision 2022 after he was selected to represent Romania earlier this year.
Following WRS’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.
@eurovision HOLA MI BEBEBÉ! @wrs is bringing all the Romanian energy to the #Eurovision stage! #Eurovision2022 #EurovisionTikTok ♬ original sound – Eurovision
What did we learn about WRS’s staging?
The live blog states that WRS is wearing wet look pants, they are very sparkly. He starts the song off in a red shirt, however there is an outfit reveal during his performance. He has male backing dancers on the stage with him. WRS and his dancers really bring a fun party atmosphere to the stage. By the end of semi-final 2 we are sure to have chorus stuck in our heads.
What did we think bout Romania’s staging?
After WRS’s first rehearsal, Rory has given his initial thoughts and impressions on his first rehearsal. You can watch on our TikTok below
@thateurosite #stitch with @eurovision Next up in today’s rehearsals is WRS from #Romania. There’s some changes in the staging but will it be enough to get them to the final? #eurovision #eurovisiontiktok #esc2022 #wrs #llamame ♬ original sound – thateurosite
WRS is the stage name of Romanian singer Andrei Ionuț Ursu. Before starting his music career, he performed as a dancer at concerts and on TV. His songs have charted in Romania and Bulgaria, and he has been nominated for two Artist Awards. His Eurovision entry “Llámame” is one of the singles of his recently released debut album called “Mandala”.
Romania‘s Eurovision Journey
Romania joined the Eurovision family in the Eastern wave of enlargement, making their debut in 1994. Their entry – Dan Bittman’s “Dincolo de nori” – finished in 21st place with a total of 14 points. At the introduction of semi-finals, Romania found their stride and were present in every Eurovision final until 2018. Romania’s best result is third place, scored twice in 2005 and 2010 respectively.
In 2021, Romania was represented by Roxen, who had been internally selected in 2020 prior to the Contest’s cancellation. Roxen performed her song – “Amnesia” – at the first semi-final in Rotterdam. However, unfortunately Romania failed to qualify for the final. At the close of voting, Romania finished 12th in a field of 16, scoring 85 points.
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News Source: EBU
Photo Source: Vlad Andrei