Today, seven participating countries of the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest are having their second rehearsal. These are Albania, Ukraine, Malta, Italy, Serbia, Poland, North Macedonia and Portugal. The seventh up to complete their second rehearsal was North Macedonia’s Lara, Irina and Jovan !
In today’s rehearsal, the attending Press had the opportunity to watch the full rehearsals from these participating countries at this year’s Junior Eurovision. Before we find out what happens in North Macedonia’s rehearsal today, you can find out how their first rehearsal went right here.
What happens during Lara, Irina and Jovan’s performance?
For their second rehearsal, we have Lara in the middle, with their two backing dancers beside her, whilst Irina and Jovan on the far end of the stage in each direction. Then everyon on stage gets into a formation, which then leads up to the chorus, where we see Lara in the centre, whilst everyone else dances alongside on the sides.
We then shift focus to Jovan as he does his rap, while Lara and Irina, alongside the backing dancers are on one side, they then then walk around the stage, swap sides and get into formation for the second chorus. This is maintained throughout the perfromance, until the end where they stop with a pose at the end.
The perfromance also uses the LED screens, with the use of emojis, pictures and social media notifications, which can be seen throughout the perfromance, as well as the stage lights.
You are able to watch a preview of Lara, Irina and Jovan’s performance right here:
About Lara, Irina and Jovan
Lara is multi talented and enjoys music, ballet and theatre. When not performing she also has a keen interest in literature. Irina is a violinist and is also a member of the Piccolo Children’s Choir. Jovan has won many awards for Hip-Hop, including the World Cup back in 2018
North Macedonia’s Junior Eurovision Journey
North Macedonia debuted in Junior Eurovision in the first edition of the Contest in Copenhagen in 2003. Their first entry was “Ti ne me poznavaš”, performed by Marija and Viktorija. At the close of voting, the duo finished in 12th place, earning 19 points. Since then, North Macedonia have taken part in 16 editions of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The only years which did not feature a North Macedonian artist were in 2012, 2014 and 2020; the last due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2021, North Macedonia was represented by Dajte Muzika, singing their song “Green Forces”. At the close of voting in Paris, the group finished in 9th position, receiving 114 points. Of these, 59 points came from online voting whilst the remaining 55 were given by the professional juries.
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News Source: EBU
Photo Credit: Corinne Cumming/EBU