Today second rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 continued . Countries rehearsing on Day 6 for the second time include Iceland, Norway, Armenia, Finland, Israel, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Malta and San Marino. Next to rehearse today was Azerbaijan’s Nadir Rustamli.
Nadir Rustamli’s second rehearsal
Today we got to watch Nadir’s second rehearsal from the online Press Centre. We got an in-depth preview of how his performance will look on TV on Thursday 12th May, when he performs in the second Eurovision semi-final. You can watch a small clip of his second rehearsal here!
What can we see from Azerbaijan’s second rehearsal?
Nadir has kept the staging pretty much unchanged since his first rehearsal. The choreography remains simple, but impactful; the use of levels in the steps oddly affecting. Nadir’s vocals are the focus here, with the song building to an anthemic peak. Lightning effects on the back screens add to the stormy, moody vibe.
What happened in Nadir’s first rehearsal?
After Nadir’s first rehearsal, Rosie gave her initial thoughts on the snippet that we saw. You can see how she felt about his first rehearsal by checking our TikTok here:
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About Nadir Rustamli
Nadir Rustamli is a popular artist in Azerbaijan, after winning the most recent series of O Ses Azerbaycan. In addition to winning, his coach was Eldar Gasimov – one half of Ell and Nikki, who won Eurovision in 2011. Aged just 22, Rustamli is also a skilled competitive singer, representing Azerbaijan at the Youthvision International Song Contest. At the Contest, Rustamli finished in a respectable second place.
Azerbaijan’s Eurovision Journey
Azerbaijan is a powerhouse in Eurovision, first debuting in 2008 with the song “Day After Day” by Elnur & Samir, finishing 8th. The country has since gone on to achieve five top-5 performances, including one win in 2011. Azerbaijan has a near perfect qualification record, only failing to make the final in 2018. Azerbaijan is also famous for its impressive on-stage performances. In 2021, Efendi represented the nation, who received 65 points and finished 20th with her song “Mata Hari.”
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