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. Last to rehearse today was Belgium, represented by Malik Harris.
Malik Harris’s second rehearsal
Today we got to watch Malik Harris’s second rehearsal from the online press centre. We got an in-depth preview of how his performance will look on TV on Saturday 14th May, when he performs in the Eurovision Grand Final. You can watch an excerpt of his second rehearsal here!
We will update this article with the video clip preview when it becomes available
What did we see in Germany’s second rehearsal?
The performance takes elements from his performance in the German National Final, but builds on it and is adapted to this different stage. Malik starts behind a keyboard before getting up and using a drumpad for a few beats. He slowly walks across the instrument-strewn stage while the camera moves around him. When the chorus kicks in, he has reached his microphone stand. Most of the camera shots are mid or close-up shots, making the viewer focus on Malik and his performance.
For the rap part of the song, the camera gets a handheld, personal, shakycam vibe. When the music stops for a moment, the lights cut out too, before shining on Malik again. Throughout most of the song, the lights are a rich yellow, except for a bit at the end where they are blue. The LEDs remain unused, this performance only uses the lights.
What happened in Malik Harris’s first rehearsal?
After Malik’s first rehearsal, Jazzi gave her initial thoughts on the snippet that we saw. You can hear how she felt about the Germany’s first rehearsal by checking our TikTok here:
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About Malik Harris
Malik Harris is a young German singer. His father Ricky is an American TV host based in Germany. Malik’s father was originally from Detroit. Malik released his first single back in 2018, along with his first album “Anonymous Colonist” last year. In early March Malik Harris won “Germany 12 Points” with his song “Rockstars” earning him the right to represent his country in Eurovision.
The Malik Harris’s Eurovision journey
Germany has been part of Eurovision since the beginning, debuting in 1956. Their debut entries were Walter Andreas Schwarz’s “Im Wartesaal zum großen Glück” and Freddy Quinn’s “So geht das jede Nacht.” Germany has appeared at every Eurovision since except for 1996, which means they have been at more contests than any other country. They have a long history of success in Eurovision, finishing in the top three an impressive 13 times. Germany has won the contest twice. Nicole won in 1982 with her song “Ein bißchen Frieden,” taking home 161 points in the process. Their second win came in 2019, when Lena scored 246 points with her song “Satellite.”
Germany’s most recent Eurovision entry was Jendrik’s “I Don’t Feel Hate,” As Germany is part of the Big Five, they automatically qualified for the Grand Final. In the Final, the song received 3 points and finished 25th.
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News Source: EBU
Photo Source: EBU/Andres Putting