Today, eight participating countries of the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest were scheduled to have their second rehearsal. These are The Netherlands, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Spain, France, Georgia, and Armenia. The United Kingdom missed their second rehearsal due to illness. Fourth to complete their second rehearsal was Spain’s Carlos Higes!
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 Spain’s rehearsal today, you can find out how their first rehearsal went right here.
What happens during Carlos’ performance?
We see the start of the performance with smoke filling the stage with Carlos standing alone in the middle of the stage, with a tropical background on the LED screens. When the song progresses, Carlos is then joined by the backing dancers when we get to the chorus.
As we get to the chorus, Carlos is then joined by the backing dancers who are then dancing along with him, with some smoke and pyro appearing, the LED background is then showing a multiply effect in neon, which would then bring us to the second chorus where we see the Tik-Tok choreography and where the multiply effect is used more while they stay in the middle of the stage.
Towards the end of the performance, Carlos and the dancers stay in the middle of the stage, and the pyro appearing more frequently, with everyone on stage ending the perfromance with a pose.
*We will add a preview of the performance once it has been made available*
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: AMPTV