Today second rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 continued. Countries rehearsing on Day 7 include Australia, Cyprus, Ireland, North Macedonia, Estonia, Romania, Poland, Montenegro, Belgium, Sweden, and the Czech Republic. The penultimate act to rehearse today was Sweden’s Cornelia Jakobs.
Cornelia Jakobs’s second rehearsal
Today we got to watch Cornelia Jakobs’s second rehearsal from the online Press Centre. We got an in-depth preview of how her performance will look on TV on Thursday 12th May, when she performs in the second Eurovision semi-final. You can watch a small clip of her second rehearsal here!
What did we see in Sweden’s second rehearsal?
Most of the aspects of Cornelia’s Melodifestivalen performance remained intact. The changes have been minimal in the performance. The first change that we see is in the second verse, where Cornelia now does a full 360 rotation rather than 180, so Cornelia will be facing the audience for the second chorus.
Another change is that after the bridge, where in Melodifestivalen she would usually be walking towards the front of the stage, she is just walking across the stage. The final difference we have seen is that there are huge, proper pyrotechnics in the final chorus.
What happened in Cornelia’s first rehearsal?
After Cornelia’s first rehearsal, Jazzi gave her initial thoughts on the snippet that we saw. You can see how she felt about her first rehearsal by checking our TikTok here:
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About Cornelia Jakobs
Cornelia Jakobs is a singer-songwriter from the Swedish capital, Stockholm. Cornelia has participated in Melodifestivalen prior to her 2022 win with “Hold Me Closer.” In 2011 and 2012, Cornelia took part in Melodifestivalen as part of the group Love Generation. In 2020, Cornelia was also a song-writer for Melodifestivalen, writing Efraim Leo’s “Best Of Me.”
Sweden’s Eurovision journey
Sweden made Eurovision Song Contest debut in 1958 with Alice Babs and the song “Lilla stjärna,” which placed fourth. Since their debut, the Scandinavian nation has managed to win six times (1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012, and 2015).
In 2021, Sweden was represented by Tusse, who won the 60th edition of Melodifestivalen with the song “Voices,” which managed to qualify for the Grand Final and placed 14th with 109 points from the jury and televoters.
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