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 Denmark’s REDDI.
REDDI’s second rehearsal
Today we got to watch REDDI’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 Denmark’s second rehearsal?
At the start of the performance there is a zoom around the main singer on the piano, dark lighting building a calm atmosphere for the ballad-y part of the song.
Red, blue, green and yellow lighting on the LEDS when the song kicks into the rock part! Yu get zoom around of the other three members of the band.! As well as the colours there are white lasers throughout, this really adds to the rock vibe of this!
Throughout we see REDDI’s name on the LED floor, in the last build up to the chorus there is a really nice overhead shot of the drummer, she looks like she is having the time of her life.
What happened in REDDI’s first rehearsal
After REDDI’s first rehearsal, Rory 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:
@thateurosite #stitch with @eurovision Third up in today’s rehearsal schedule is @wearereddi from #Denmark. Lots of colour and attitude, just as we expected! #Eurovision #esc2022 #reddi #theshow ♬ original sound – thateurosite
Reddi is a four piece, all-female Danish-Swedish rock band. They consist of Siggy (vocals), Ida (bass), Agnes (guitar), and Ihan (drums). Ihan has previous Eurovision experience, as she played the drums in Denmark’s 2012 song “Should’ve Known Better“. Fans of Nordic national selections meanwhile might recognize Agnes from appearing alongside Samira Manners in Sweden’s Melodifestivalen this year. Reddi won Dansk Melodi Grand Prix with a second place in the final and first place in the Superfinal. “The Show” was written by Reddi and Danish producers Remee and Chief 1, both of which have written multiple Eurovision songs.
Denmark’s Eurovision Journey
Denmark first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1957 and notched their first win in 1963 with Grethe and Jorgan Ingmann’s “Dansevise”. The country left the contest after 1966 but returned in 1978, and achieved mixed results in the next two decades. Denmark earned two third place finishes in 1988 and 1989, but were then relegated three times in 1994, 1996, and 1998.
They finally achieved their second victory in 2000 with the Olsen Brothers’ “Fly on the Wings of Love”, and have only missed the grand final five times since the introduction of the semi-finals. A six-year qualification streak from 2008 culminated in its third win in 2013 with Emmelie de Forrest’s “Only Teardrops”.
Most recently, Fyr og Flamme represented Denmark at Eurovision 2021 with “Ove os pa hinanden”. They finished eleventh in their semi-final and just missed qualifying for the Grand Final.
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News Source: EBU
Photo Source: EBU/Nathan Reinds