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 Moldova’s Zdob şi Zdub & Frații Advahov.
Zdob şi Zdub & Advahov Brothers’ second rehearsal
Today we got to watch Zdob şi Zdub & Frații Advahov’s second rehearsal from the online Press Centre. We got an in-depth preview of what their staging will look like 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 Moldova’s second rehearsal
Colours aplenty for Moldova! The LEDs on the floor and the back show a variety of colourful graphics while the lights dance across the arena. Opening with a shot on the singer before zooming out to show the whole group, we get a good view of how much fun they are having on stage.
The Frații Advahov are dressed in white suits with black patterns and lines over them, while Zdob şi Zdub are dressed in colourful outfits.Throughout the song we see all the members jump and run around on stage. At times, the graphics resemble a tube or train map. It’s a fun performance that ends with a shot of the group on the B-stage, with the waterfall lit in yellow and green in the background.
What we thought about Zdob şi Zdub & Frații Advahov’s first rehearsal
After Zdob şi Zdub & Frații Advahov’s first rehearsal, Rory gave his initial impressions of the snippet that we saw. You can see what he thought of their first rehearsal by checking our TikTok here:
About Zdob şi Zdub & Frații Advahov
Zdob și Zdub are no strangers to Eurovision, having participated on two separate occasions. The band formed Moldova’s first ever participation in the Contest in 2005 with “Bunica bate doba”, earning a respectable 6th place. Following that, Zdob și Zdub made a return in 2011 with “So Lucky” – finishing in 12th place. For 2022, the group have teamed up with the Advahov Brothers, a fraternal duo playing the violin and accordion to couple with the band’s unique sound.
Moldova’s Eurovision Journey
Moldova is relatively new to the Eurovision Song Contest, joining in 2005. Their debut entry, Zdob și Zdub, finished in 6th place, which had remained their highest scoring entry up until 2017. This was thanks to the Sunstroke Project performing ‘Hey Mamma’, finishing in 3rd place. At the close of voting, Moldova received 374 points.
In 2021, Natalia Gordienko represented Moldova at the Contest in Rotterdam. Performing her song ‘Sugar’, Moldova qualified for the final and finished in 13th place. Following the jury and televote points, Natalia had received 115 points.
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News Source: EBU
Photo Source: EBU/Andres Putting