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 Austria’s LUM!X and Pia Maria.
LUM!X and Pia Maria’s second rehearsal
Today we got to watch LUM!X and Pia Maria’s second rehearsal from the online Press Centre. We got an in-depth preview of how their staging will look on TV on Tuesday 10th May, when they perform in the first Eurovision semi-final. You can see a small clip of their second rehearsal here!
What did we learn about Austria’s second rehearsal?
They have clearly lowered the key of the song! There are a lot of zoom round shots around the halo ring they are in! Pia Maria and LUM!X are full of personality they will clearly know how to work the audience on Tuesday night!
The red and blue contrasting lights really work as well as the white strobe light effects in this! This performance definitely has the night out in a club vibe!
Towards the climax of the song you have a lot of dark blue lighting to build an atmosphere before an explosion of colour towards the end of the performance.
What happened in LUM!X and Pia Maria’s first rehearsal?
After LUM!X and Pia Maria first rehearsal, Jazzi gave her initial thoughts on the snippet that we saw. You can see how she felt about their first rehearsal by checking our TikTok here:
About LUM!X and Pia Maria
According to his last.fm bio, Austrian DJ LUM!X is one of the fastest rising stars in the dance and electronic music industry. His most successful track “Monster” is already certified Platinum three times. DJ LUM!X’s music has also already received over half a billion streams, making him regarded as one of the most successful download artists of recent times.
Pia Maria has been writing her own music since she was 16 years old. She is from Innsbruck in Austria. As well as being a singer and songwriter, she is also a trained make-up artist.
Austria’s Eurovision Journey
Despite making their debut in the second ever Eurovision Song Contest, Austria has had a checkered history at the competition. Their first entry came in 1957, with Bob Martin’s “Wohin, kleines Pony?” – finishing in last place with 3 points. Austria would later go on to score two wins at the Contest – first 1966 and most recently in 2014 with Conchita Wurst’s “Rise Like a Phoenix”.
In 2021, Vincent Bueno represented Austria in Rotterdam with his song “Amen”. Performing in the second semi-final, Austria finished 12th in a field of 17. At the close of voting, Vincent Bueno received 66 points
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News Source: EBU
Photo Source: EBU/Nathan Reinds