On the sixth day of rehearsals for Eurovision 2022, we not only experienced second rehearsals from acts in both the first and second semi-finals, but also the first rehearsals of the Big Five countries: France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. The fourth of these to rehearse today was the Spain, who are represented by Chanel.
Chanel’s first rehearsal
The next of the Big Five acts to take to the Eurovision 2022 stage at the Pala Alpitour in Turin was Spain’s Chanel. She will sing the song “SloMo” at Eurovision 2022 after being chosen through Benidorm Festival in January.
Following Chanel’s first rehearsal, a clip was posted on TikTok. The clip showed her before and after she took to the Eurovision stage for the first time. The clip also gave us some insight into how well her rehearsal went.
What did we learn about Chanel’s staging?
Chanel’s dance moves have entered legend at this point, and today’s rehearsal is no different. The official blog reports that her choreography is as tight as ever, while her costume and thigh-high boots glitter under the stage lights. Chanel is backed up by three bare-chested male dancers in matador-inspired outfits with sparkly shoulder accents, as well as two female dancers, all five of whom are outfitted in black in contrast to Chanel’s silver costume.
What did we think of Spain’s first rehearsal?
Tim has given his initial thoughts and opinions on Spain’s staging. You can see what he thought on our TikTok page here:
While SloMo is Chanel’s debut single, she is no stranger to the stage. The Cuban singer has been performing in theatre for over a decade, taking part in musicals including Mamma Mia!, The Lion King and Flashdance. She is also an established actress, with major roles in Spanish TV shows including Gym Tony, El secreto de Puente Viejo and La peluquería.
Spain’s Eurovision Journey
Spain debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961 with Conchita Bautista’s “Estando Contigo”. The country earned its first win in 1968 with Massiel’s “La La La”, and won again in 1969 with Salome’s “Vivo Cantando” in an infamous four-way tie. Although they have yet to win again, Spain earned several 2nd place finishes, most famously with Mocedades’ “Eres tu” in 1973 and Anabel Conde’s “Vuelve conmigo” in 1996.
Spain has been less successful in recent years. Although they achieved two 10th place finishes in 2012 and 2014, the country has not finished above 20th place since 2015, including one last-place in 2017. They finished 24th at the 2021 contest with 6 points from the jury and no televote points.
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News Source: EBU
Photo Source: TVE