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. Next to rehearse today was Bulgaria’s Intelligent Music Project.
Intelligent Music Project’s second rehearsal
Today we got to watch Intelligent Music Project’s second rehearsal from the online Press Centre. We got an in-depth preview of how their performance will look on TV on Tuesday 10th May, when they perform in the first Eurovision semi-final. You can watch a small clip of their second rehearsal here!
What can we see from Bulgaria’s second rehearsal
It starts off with blue lights. You have the band on stage together, they interact with each other throughout the first verse and chorus. There is a lot of white lasers throughout the first verse and chorus, there is a spot light on the lead singer throughout, leading up to the second chorus.
The second chorus kicks in and there is a lot of red lighting. The lighting then fades to a warm blue in the slower parts of the bridge. As the song draws to a climax, you can say flames on the LED screens.
What Happened in Intelligent Music Project’s first rehearsal
After Intelligent Music Project’s first rehearsal, Jazzi gave her initial impressions of the snippet that we saw. You can see what she thought of their first rehearsal by checking our TikTok here:
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About Intelligent Music Project
The rock supergroup has gone through multiple transformations in its lineup. It currently consists of Ronny Romero, Bisser Ivanov, Slavin Slavchev, Ivo Stefanov, Dimiter Sirakov and Stoyan Yankoulov. The band originally formed in 2012, and since then has released six studio albums alongside more recent singles releases.
Eurovision fans will be familiar with Stoyan, who has represented Bulgaria twice – in 2007, with “Voda (Water)” which placed 5th, and in 2013 with “Samo Shampioni” which placed 12th in the semi-final. At the time it was Bulgaria’s best ever result at Eurovision.
Bulgaria’s Eurovision Journey
Bulgaria debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2005 with the song “Lorraine” sung by Kaffe. The song came 19th in the semi-final, scoring 49 points. Following a string of non-qualifications, Bulgaria took a short break from the contest in 2014 and 2015, returning in 2016 with Poli Genova. Her entry, “If Love Was A Crime”, placed 4th overall. This was followed by Bulgaria’s best ever result in 2017 with “Beautiful Mess” by Kristian Kostov, which placed 2nd in the Grand Final with 615 points.
In 2021 Bulgaria was represented by VICTORIA, with “Growing Up Is Getting Old”. The song placed 11th in the Grand Final with 170 points.
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News Source: EBU
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