Today rehearsals for the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest kicked off. Countries rehearsing on Day 2 include The Netherlands, Italy, Kazakhstan, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Georgia, and Armenia. Seventh to rehearse today was Spain’s Carlos Higes.
What did we learn about Carlos’ staging?
Disclaimer: Please note that the EBU has not released footage from the first rehearsals, and that the description detailed in this article is mainly based from the pictures and if available footage from the delegations themselves.
This has a cool vibe to it. There is a black background, with Carlos and his dancers all dressed in white. There is a lot neon projections on the LEDs which contrast nicely with black background. As the performance goes on the colours become brighter, a lot of neon greens and blues are introduced. There is also the use of palm trees on the LEDs. The staging has a very summery but slick vibe to it.
If you are interested in seeing more pictures from Carlos’ first rehearsal today, you can look through them right here.
About Carlos Higes
Carlos Higes from Valencia will represent Spain this year. He is eleven, and cites former Eurovision artists Blas Cantó and Chanel among his musical influences. He was also inspired by Jamala’s win at the 2016 contest, beginning his dream of participating in Eurovision when he was only four years old. Some viewers may recognize him from participating in the Spanish edition of The Voice Kids.
Spain’s Junior Eurovision Journey
Spain has taken part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest a total of 7 times, with their first participation coming in the first edition of the Contest in 2003. In the initial Contest, Spain was represented by Sergio singing “Desde el cielo”, and at the close of voting Spain finished in second place, earning 125 points. Spain would go on to win the next edition of the show with María Isabel’s “Antes Muerte Que Sencilla”, finishing with 171 points.
Spain’s most recent participation was in 2021, when Levi Díaz represented the nation with his song “Reír” in Paris. At the close of voting, Spain finished 15th in a field of 19 participants. This was the first time Spain had placed anywhere outside the top 5 in any of their participations. Spain earned 77 points – 47 of which came from the online vote. The remaining 30 points were awarded by professional juries across Europe.
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News Source: EBU
Photo Credit: TVE