On the eighth day of rehearsals for Eurovision 2022, we experienced the second rehearsals of the Big Five countries: France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. Next to rehearse today was Spain, represented by Chanel.
Chanel’s second rehearsal
Today we got to watch Chanel’s second rehearsal from the online press centre. We got an in-depth preview of how her performance will look on TV on Saturday 14th May, when she performs in the Eurovision Grand Final. You can watch an excerpt of her second rehearsal here!
What did we see in Spain’s second rehearsal?
It starts off with a traditional matador type sound before getting into the song. we then get shots of Chanel and her dancers as the song starts, a lot of deep red lighting. In the more upbeat moments of the song we get blue and yellow lighting added as well. Chanel is vocally on point. The dance moves in this are hot, Chanel is very in sync with her backing dancers. There are new moves added into this from the national final. It now seems even more energetic – if that was even possible. This probably one of the best dance breaks we will see or have seen in Eurovision in a long time.
There are some more flamenco elements added into the staging. Towards the end Chanel enquires a fan which again is something new from the national final. This is sure to be one of Spain’s best results since the turn of the century. Just before the dance break there is a nice outfit reveal, the camera angles for this are really tight so it is extremely effective. Before the last chorus there is a huge pyro shower.
What happened in Spain’s first rehearsal?
After Chanel’s first rehearsal, Tim gave his initial thoughts on the snippet that we saw. You can hear how he felt about her first rehearsal on our TikTok here:
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About Chanel Terrero
While SloMo is Chanel’s debut single, she is no stranger to the stage. The Cuban-Spanish singer has been performing in theatre for over a decade, taking part in musicals including “Mamma Mia!,” “The Lion King” and “Flashdance.” She is also an established screen actress, with major roles in Spanish TV shows including “Gym Tony,” “El secreto de Puente Viejo” and “La peluquería.”
Spain’s Eurovision journey
Spain debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961 with Conchita Bautista’s “Estando Contigo.” The country earned its first win in 1968 with Massiel’s “La La La,” and won again in 1969 with Salome’s “Vivo Cantando” in an infamous four-way tie. Although Spain has yet to win since the ’60s, the nation has earned several second-place finishes, most famously with Mocedades’ “Eres tu” in 1973 and Anabel Conde’s “Vuelve conmigo” in 1996.
Spain has been less successful in recent years. Although it achieved two 10th place finishes in 2012 and 2014, the country has not finished above 20th place since 2015, including one last place in 2017. Spain finished 24th at the 2021 contest with six points from the jury and no televote points.
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News Source: EBU
Photo Source: EBU/Andres Putting