Eurovision 2022: The Dress Rehearsal of the First Semi Final! (Live)

Today is the first day of the Eurovision week! We can already hear the “Sound of Music” echoing from Pala Olimpico in Turin and it’s just a few days before we finally know who is actually going to win the 66th Eurovision Song Contest!

The dress rehearsal of the Eurovision 2022 First Semi Final has just started. EurovisionFun will be watching all the shows live at both the on-site press centre in Turin and at the online press centre and we will be covering this rehearsal, commenting on all the performances and describing in detail what is happening during the show.

You will be able to to follow the entire process and get the feeling that you are right at the heart of the contest! This article gets updated in nearly real-time, all you need to do is hit the refresh button on your browser and all the rest is on us!

We will keep you up to date with all the latest details about this dress rehearsal for the First Semi Final show, allowing you to get a glimpse of what you will get to see tomorrow May 10th, at 21:00 CEST when the actual semi-final show takes place.

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Eurovision 2022: Austria’s Second Rehearsal!

Coming up is Austria with LUM!X and Pia Maria singing their song ‘Halo’. Their first rehearsal included a huge circular neon lighting rig that surrounds the two austrian artists and huge dance energy from inside their own personal halo. The staging also features flames and smoke jets. The lead singer had some singing difficulties during the pre-parties. Will they convince with their second rehearsal?

The Second Rehearsal

Austria’s rehearsal is done with the help of a huge ring that consists of smaller rings, which have perimeters with lights. These lights turn on and off based on the viewing result the austrian delegation wants. Both artists are inside this ring and stay in it. The performance starts with LUM!X cheering up the crowd. There are enough shots in the crowd as well. LUM!X stays in the center of the ring doing dj moves and he his role in the performance is to cheer the audience. There are many close camera angles to Pia Maria, who dances and enjoys the song. In the bridge they clap, as in the official video clip. The performance ends with both artists looking at the camera. There is wide use of prerecorded vocals. Pia Maria has great make up with much glitter in the eyes. Her hair is pigtails. Both artists are wearing black and the backround is mostly red and black, but during the bridge turns into blue. Pia Maria is giving a high note in the bridge, but in general is vocally weak. The audience is going to love this act.

Smoke during the first second chorus is added on the third run.

Pyro is also added in the bridge and the last chorus of the third run.

Below you can watch an exclusive preview clip of Austria’s second rehearsal:



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Austria: “The sound and the pharyngitis were to blame for Pia Maria’s poor performance” says Lumix!

After the appearance of Lumix and Pia Maria at the promo party that took place on Thursday night in Israel and their very poor performance, the representative of Austria in Eurovision 2022 received a lot of negative criticism. Their manager spoke to the Austrian media, saying that the pharyngitis of Pia Maria is responsible for their appearance, but also the lack of organization of the organizers.

Günther Unger, the artists’ representative, said about their appearance in Tel Aviv and the negative comments that followed:

Unfortunately, there was no technician on site. Pia Maria did not even listen to herself. This was quite unprofessional by the organizers. She also suffered from pharyngitis.

The appearance of Lumix and Pia Maria had a direct impact on the odds of the Austrian participation in the betting table. Halo dropped from 21st to 35th, and is no longer even among the entries considered for qualification.

Halo was at the top of the singles in Austria immediately after its release, while it was high in all the polls of the friends of the contest.

Below you can see their controversial appearance in Tel Aviv:

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Austria: Listen to the Eurovision 2022 entry!

The song with which LUM!X and Pia Maria will compete at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, has already released for pre-order at online music platforms! Read more

Austria: LUM!X has been selected to represent the country in Eurovision 2022!

19-year-old DJ LUM!X was chosen to represent Austria at Eurovision 2022 with the song “Halo”, while the Tyrolean singer Pia Maria is going to deliver the vocals for the song.

LUM!X (Luca Michlmayr) has several hits to his credit, including “The Passenger (LaLaLa)” and “Thunder”. In 2019, he released the song “Monster” with Gabry Ponte, known as the band Eiffel 65. The song has reached 210 million streams on Spotify and has sold more than 400,000 copies in Germany. It has a total of 10 million monthly listeners on Spotify and multiple platinum and gold hits.

The final decision was officially announced today through the radio show Ö3-Wecker, which presents every year since 2017 the representative or the participation of the country in the Eurovision song contest

The song will be presented in a few weeks!

Austria will compete in the second half of the first semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin.

Last year, Vincent Bueno represented Austria with the song “Amen” but failing to advanced in the Grand Final.

Stay tuned to EurovisionFun for all the latest news regarding Austria’s participation in Eurovision 2022!