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 final act rehearsing today was the Czech Republic‘s We Are Domi.
We Are Domi’s second rehearsal
Today we got to watch We Are Domi’s second rehearsal from the online press centre. We got an in-depth preview of how their performance will look on TV on Thursday 12th May, when they perform in the second Eurovision semi-final. You can watch a small clip of their second rehearsal here!
What did we see in the Czech Republic’s second rehearsal?
The performance opens with a shot of electrical chords before panning across Ben to Dominika who is sat under his sampler. Dominika walks to the centre of the stage in time for for the first chorus, where we see statues on both sides of the LED backdrop. In the high note , all the lights in the arena get used in flashes and swoops of beaming white that create a moment onstage whilst Dominika jumps around the stage.
In the second verse, Dominika ambles over to Caspar and interacts with him, while a silhouetted Caspar plays his guitar with a bow. Going into the second chorus, she faces the stage as all the lights go out in the arena right before the beat kicks back in. The LED stage then has a white border, which brings the band into focus. The second chorus then brings back the light show in time for the middle-eight, where the colours turn purple and a bust of a Greek statue is shown on the LED floor. For the final chorus, the LED stage turns red as all the statues get blown apart, and the final shot sees Dominika make one last trip around the stage before being joined by Caspar and Ben in the middle of the stage smiling.
What happened in We Are Domi’s first rehearsal?
After We Are Domi’s first rehearsal, Rosie gave her initial thoughts on the snippet that we saw. You can see how she felt about their first rehearsal by checking our TikTok here:
@thateurosite #stitch with @eurovision @We Are Domi have just given us a glimpse of how semi-final two will close! What did @tiktokwithrosie think? #eurovision #eurovisiontiktok #esc #wearedomi #czechrepublic #lightsoff ♬ original sound – thateurosite
About We Are Domi
Benjamin Rekstad, Casper Hatlestad, and Dominika Haskova met as students at Leeds College of Music, and formed (We Are) Domi in 2018. Since then, they have released six singles, including “Let Me Follow” and “Come Get Lost.”
Czechia’s Eurovision journey
The Czech Republic first appeared on the Eurovision stage in 2007, represented by Kabát with the song “Malá Dáma,” which finished 28th in the semi-final. After not qualifying three years in a row, the Czech Republic withdrew from the contest until 2015. The nation first appeared in a Eurovision final in 2016 with “I Stand” sung by Gabriel Gunčíková. The Czech Republic’s best result to date was in 2018, with Mikolas Josef’s performance of “Lie to Me” scoring 281 points and finishing sixth. The Czech Republic’s most recent entry was “Omaga” by Benny Cristo, who finished 15th in his semi-final with 23 points.
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News Source: EBU
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