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 Croatia’s Mia Dimšić’s
Mia Dimšić’s first rehearsal
Today we got to watch Mia Dimšić’ second rehearsal from the online Press Centre. We got an in-depth look at how her performance will look on TV on Tuesday 10th May when she performs in the first Eurovision semi-final. You see a small clip of her second rehearsal here!
What can we see from Croatia’s second rehearsal
The performance begins with Mia and her dancers spread across the stage, with Mia on the centre. At the beginning, the stage is in darkness with dark blue lights, before lighting up midway through the first verse, where we see Mia still wearing the iconic pink dress from the first rehearsal. Whilst Mia plays her guitar, her three interpretative dancers are telling the story of the song.
Following the chorus, we see Mia walk around and begin to interact as if she is one of the dancers herself. She loses the guitar and then begins to amble around the stage, whilst twinkling lights from the sun create the ‘starry night’ aesthetic Mia had told us about in London. She does more walking choreography and looks longingly at the two male dancers. In the final chorus, Mia changes to sing in Croatian as she revels in light dancing between her dancers. The performance ends with a close up of Mia as it fades to a blue hue.
Throughout the second rehearsal, Mia had been affected by issues regarding her in-ears. However, the final run-through saw no major issues, which shows there are improvements being made constantly.
What Happened in Mia Dimšićs first rehearsal
After Mia Dimšić’s first rehearsal, Angus 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 Mia Dimšić
Mia Dimšić kicked off her musical career in 2014, when she was invited to tour across the US and Canada with tamburitza band Džentlmeni. After releasing a number of successful singles, her first album “Život nije siv” hit number one on the Croatian album charts in 2017, and was certified platinum. Since then, her success has continued – she now has six consecutive number ones on the Croatian singles chart!
Croatia’s Eurovision Journey
Croatia has been a part of the Eurovision family since 1961, as part of Yugoslavia. Ten Croatian artists went on to represent Yugoslavia in the Contest – the most famous of which being Riva, who gave Yugoslavia its only win in 1989. The 1990 Contest was held in Zagreb as a tribute to their Croatian heritage.
Croatia debuted in the Contest as an independent nation in 1993 with the band Put and their song “Don’t Ever Cry”. Since then, Croatia has gone on to score as high as 4th place in 1996 and 1999. Last year, Albina won Dora 2021 to represent Croatia at the Contest in Rotterdam with her song “Tick-Tock”. However, despite finishing 10th in both the jury and the televote, Albina failed to qualify for the final, finishing with a total of 110 points.
What are your opinions on Mia Dimšić ‘s second rehearsal? What changes would you make? Let us know in the comments or on social media. Be sure to follow ‘That Eurovision Site’ on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
News Source: EBU
Photo Source: EBU/Andres Putting