Today, second rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 kicked off. Countries rehearsing on Day 5 include Albania, Latvia, Lithuania, Switzerland, Slovenia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, The Netherlands Moldova, Portugal, Croatia, Denmark, Austria and Greece. The penultimate country to rehearse today was Greece’s Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord.
Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord’s second rehearsal
Today we got to watch Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord’s second rehearsal from the online Press Centre. We got an in-depth preview of how her staging will look on TV on Tuesday 10th May, when she performs in the first Eurovision semi-final. You can see a small clip of her second rehearsal here!
What did we learn about Greece’s second rehearsal?
At the start of the performance, we see Amanda sitting on a chair at the middle of the stage, singing the first verse of the song, and the chorus of the song. When we get to the second verse, she stands up and walks to the left side of the stage for a bit, before returning to the middle of the stage for the second chorus.
When we get to the bridge, Amanda kneels down to the floor, and then stands up and walks towards the edge of the stage, where she stands completely until the end of the song.
For the camera angles, in the beginning of the performance, close-up shots were used, and was used throughout the performance. However, as the song progresses on, long shots were more predominant, especially as the performance makes use of the lights by the kinetic sun, and the LED screens.
What happened in Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord’ first rehearsal
After Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord’s first rehearsal, Tim gave his initial thoughts on the snippet that we saw. You can see how she felt about their first rehearsal by checking our TikTok here:
About Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord
Amanda’s participation at the Contest was revealed by last year’s Greek entrant Stefania during ERT’s “Studio 4” program. The half-Norwegian, half-Greek singer Amanda Georgiadis Tenfjord is 24 years old and writes pop music “that makes you feel alive,” according to her official website. The Line of Best Fit labelled her “a blossoming new talent” in 2018 after new Nordic music festival by:Larm presented her with the Forbildeprisen (“Role Model Award” – previous recipients include Aurora). Wonderland described her as “carving out irresistible pop melodies.”
Greece’s Eurovision Journey
One of the early participants in the Contest, Greece made their Eurovision debut in 1974. Marinella represented Greece on their first appearance, singing “Krasi, Thalassa Ke T’ Agori Mou”. The first Greek entry finished in 11th place, with 7 points.
In the modern era, Greece had constant success, winning the Contest for the first time in 2005. Represented by Helena Paparizou’s “My Number One”, Greece won the 50th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Greece would go on to host the Contest in Athens the following year. Greece continued to qualify every year until it missed its first final in 2016. Another non-qualification hit the country in 2018, ruining the country’s qualification streak.
For the 2021 Contest, Greek-Dutch artist Stefania represented Greece in Rotterdam. Performing her song “Last Dance”, Stefania took Greece to the final and gave Greece their first top 10 placing since 2013. At the close of voting, Greece finished in 10th place with 170 points.
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News Source: EBU
Photo Source: EBU/Nathan Reinds