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 last of these to rehearse today was Germany, who are represented by Malik Harris.
Malik Harris’s first rehearsal
The last of the Big Five acts to take to the Eurovision 2022 stage at the Pala Alpitour in Turin was Germany’s Malik Harris. He will sing the song “Rockstars”, having been chosen in Germany’s Germany 12 Points national selection.
Following Malik’s first rehearsal, a clip was posted on TikTok. The clip showed them before and after he took to the Eurovision stage for the first time. The clip also gave us some insight into how well his rehearsal went.
What did we learn about Malik’s staging?
Pared-back simplicity is the order of the day for Germany, according to the official blog. Malik works the cameras to connect with his audience, and delivers an intense rap break in between the more laid-back acoustic guitar-led portions of the song.
What did we think of Germany’s first rehearsal?
Jazzi has given her initial thoughts and opinions on Germany’s staging. You can see what she thought on our TikTok page here:
About Malik Harris
Malik Harris is a young German singer. His father Ricky is an American TV host based in Germany. Malik’s father was originally from Detroit. Malik released his first single back in 2018, along with his first album “Anonymous Colonist” last year. In early March Malik Harris won “Germany 12 Points” with his song “Rockstars” earning him the right to represent his country in Eurovision.
Germany’s Eurovision Journey
Germany has been part of Eurovision since the beginning, debuting in 1956. Their debut entries were Walter Andreas Schwarz’s “Im Wartesaal zum großen Glück” and Freddy Quinn’s “So geht das jede Nacht”. Germany has appeared at every Eurovision since except for 1996, which means they have been at more contests than any other country. They have a long history of success in Eurovision, finishing in the top 3 an impressive 13 times. Germany has won the contest twice. Nicole won in 1982 with her song “Ein bißchen Frieden”, taking home 161 points in the process. Their second win came in 2019, when Lena scored 246 points with her song “Satellite”.
Germany’s most recent Eurovision entry was Jendrik’s “I Don’t Feel Hate”. As Germany is part of the Big 5, they automatically qualified for the Grand Final. In the Final, the song received 3 points and finished 25th.
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News Source: EBU
Photo Source: Anna Maria Boshnakova