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 North Macedonia’s Andrea.
Andrea’s second rehearsal
Today we got to watch Andrea’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 North Macedonia’s second rehearsal?
Circles is a song that doesn’t call for much in the way of extravagant staging, so we saw much of the same here as in Andrea’s first rehearsal. Clad in a sleek black outfit, she delivers a raw, passionate vocal performance.
What happened in Andrea’s first rehearsal?
After Andrea’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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Andrea is a relative newcomer to the music industry, having only been releasing music since the end of 2020. She previous attended Skopje’s Academy of Music Arts. Her six singles are available to listen to on her YouTube channel, with her most successful of these being “I Don’t Know Your Name”.
North Macedonia’s Eurovision Journey
The upcoming year will see North Macedonia’s 21st participation at Eurovision. The ex-Yugoslav nation made its formal debut in the Contest in 1998 with Vlado Janevski’s “Ne zori, zoro”. Performing last, North Macedonia finished 19th out of 25.
Following Kaliopi’s participation in 2012 with “Crno i Belo”, North Macedonia began a six-year non-qualification streak. Tamara Todevska’s participation in 2019 broke the streak with her song, “Proud” – which finished in 7th place, winning the jury vote.
In 2021, Vasil represented North Macedonia, after his initial participation was hampered by the coronavirus pandemic. Singing “Here I Stand”, Vasil performed in the first semi-final, finishing in 15th place out of 16. In total, Vasil received 23 points.
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News Source: EBU
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