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 Norway’s Subwoolfer.
Subwoolfer’s first rehearsal
Today we got to watch Subwoolfer’s second rehearsal from the online Press Centre. We got an in-depth preview of how their performance will look 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 Norway’s second rehearsal
Subwoolfer are joined on stage by three backing dancers in the minion-like ensemble of yellow bodysuit, sunglasses, bow ties, braces and tux trousers, as well as a gilded DJ Astronaut, raised above the stage.
The lighting for the performance is blue and yellow, and we get inserts of some of the words of the song on separate screens on space-like backgrounds, as well as as an overlay on the screen. The dance routine is just as we’ve come to know from their original MGP performance. Yellow beams of light shoot away from the stage, and the LEDs show yellow pulsing speakers. The LED floor also shows galaxy images.
During the second verse, Keith and Jim directly address the audience, singing into camera and talking to us casually.
The more chant-like section changes to red and white lighting, before the yellow and blue return for the final choruses. The final chorus adds some pyro – comet-like flares coming up from the base of the stage.
What did we make of Subwoolfer’s first rehearsal?
After Subwoolfer’s first rehearsal, Alasdair gave his initial thoughts on the snippet that we saw. You can see how the felt about their first rehearsal by checking our TikTok here:
@thateurosite #stitch with @eurovision #Norway #Eurovision #Subwoolfer ♬ original sound – thateurosite
Subwoolfer, better known as Keith, Jim and DJ Astronaut, they say their career began 4.5 billion years ago on the moon. Their aim is to become the most successful group in our galaxy. Subwoolfer’s real identities remain a secret. The trio won Norway’s national final Melodi Grand Prix with their song “Give That Wolf A Banana”.
Norway’s Eurovision Journey
Norway made its Eurovision Song Contest debut in 1960 with Nora Brockstedt’s “Voi Voi”, which placed 4th. Since then, Norway has participated 59 times and won 3 times. Bobbysocks won in 1985 with “La det swinge” and Secret Garden won with “Nocturne” a decade later in 1995. More recently, Alexander Rybak won the 2009 contest with “Fairytale” with a record-breaking score.
In the past decade, Norway made the qualified to the Grand Final every year except 2011 and 2016. They notched five top-ten finishes, including 4th in 2013 with Margaret Berger’s “I Feed You My Love”. In 2019, Keiino placed sixth and won the televote with “Spirit in the Sky”. In the most recent contest in 2021, Tix qualified for the Grand Final with “Fallen Angel”, which ultimately placed 16th.
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News Source: EBU
Photo Source: EBU/ Nathan Reinds