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. Next to rehearse today was Belgium’s Jérémie Makiese.
Jérémie Makiese’s second rehearsal
Today we got to watch Jérémie Makiese’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 did we see in Belgium’s second rehearsal?
Jérémie took to the stage is a striking silver jacket and blonde hair, and the performance is quite vibe-y, with the focus squarely on his stunning vocals. He’s flanked by 4 dancers dressed in black, and the stage is lit up by lots of gold lighting. There was a slight technical issue when he started his third runthrough, but he was able to re-start well and get three full performances in.
What happened in Jérémie’s first rehearsal?
After Jérémie’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 Jérémie Makiese
Jérémie Makiese has been involved in music from a young age, singing in a church choir alongside his mother in his childhood. He rose to fame on The Voice Belgique, winning season 9 in 2021.
Outside of music, Jérémie is a talented footballer, playing as a goalkeeper for some of Belgium’s major clubs. He has also undertaken a Geology degree, though has put this on pause right now to focus on his music and sports careers!
Belgium’s Eurovision journey
As one of the countries to debut in 1956, Belgium was represented by Fud Leclerc with the song “Messieurs les noyés de la Seine” and Monny Marc with the song “Le plus beau jour de ma vie”. Since then, Belgium has participated 62 times, 52 of which qualified for the Grand Final, and have won the competition once (1986).
Belgium’s recent participation saw the nation represented by Hooverphonic with the song “The Wrong Place”, which managed to qualify for the Grand Final once again. Hooverphonic managed to place 19th in the competition, receiving 74 points from the jury and televoters.
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News Source: EBU
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