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 Poland’s Ochman.
Ochman’s second rehearsal
Today we got to watch Ochman’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 Poland’s second rehearsal?
Ochman delivered more solid vocals in his second rehearsal, accompanied by similarly costumed dancers to the music video for “River”. Poland has also appropriate use of the waterfalls in the stage, and they have used in-screen graphics to add water droplets as well as lightning to heighten the theme. Ochman himself stays mostly in the centre of the stage, using less movement in order to let his vocals shine.
What happened in Ochman’s first rehearsal?
After Stefan’s first rehearsal, Ruairí gave his initial thoughts on the snippet that we saw. You can see how he felt about his first rehearsal by checking our TikTok here:
@thateurosite #stitch with @eurovision Next to rehearse today was @ochmankrystian from #Poland. Darker staging to reflect the song’s lyrics, but will that work for or against Poland’s chances? #eurovision #esc #esc2022 #eurovisiontiktok #ochman #river ♬ original sound – thateurosite
Krystian Ochman is a Polish-American singer born in Melrose, Massachussets. He is the winner of season 11 of The Voice of Poland. Both his dad and his granddad also are musicians. Since winning The Voice, he has released one album, which charted at number five. Ochman has been nominated for a number of prestigious Polish music awards, and won the Wiktory 2021 “Revelation of the Year” award.
Poland’s Eurovision journey
Poland made its debut at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994, when Edyta Górniak represented them with the song “To nie ja!” and placed second (Poland’s best result at the contest to date). Since then, Poland has participated 23 times (making it to the Grand Final on 14 occasions). Poland’s recent Eurovision participation saw the country represented by RAFAŁ, who competed with “The Ride”, placing 14th with 35 points from the jury and televoters.
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