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: Lithuania’s Second Rehearsal!

The third act for today is Lithuania with Monica Liu with her song “Sentimentai” and she is ready to make her second impression of this year’s Eurovision stage in Turin.

Who is Monika?

Monica Liu is one of Lithuania’s most popular and respected artists. After graduating from the University of Klaipėda, where she studied jazz, globe-trotting Monica spent time studying in Massachusetts, living in London, before then settling in Vilnius.

Since her debut in 2015, Liu has released three albums and plenty more singles. Her repertoire is so impressive that she’s been called upon to sit on the panel of two of Lithuania’s biggest talent shows: The Voice and The Masked Singer.

According to the artist, she has been considering making her way to the Eurovision stage for many years, and the time proved right for her now, upon the composition of Sentimentai, which was written and recorded in London.

The Rehearsal

The performance starts with many close ups to Monika’s face. She makes use of the lights in various parts of her performance. The first long range shots are in the first chorus. Any many parts of the performance we can see a second Monika. She also wears the same dress as she wore in the national final.

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



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Lithuania: Monika Liu’s performance was impossible to be staged as expected!

The rehearsals of Eurovision 2022 started with many problems. Already, difficulties with the stage’s sun seem to be facing this year’s event in Turin, since the structures that make up the stage cannot move as a whole, based on Cinguetterai. Instead, they can move in a quite reduced manner due to a mechanical failure.

In addition, as you were informed, the stand-in rehearsals were carried out with many difficulties and several delegations expressed their dissatisfaction with the material they received from the rehearsal of their participation. The technical issues to which the delegations were referring may therefore include the malfunction of the sun construction.

On top of all the above, there are also problems in the countries where they are rehearsing today. There were technical and sound problems for the Latvians in the second run of their first technical rehearsal. On the other hand, this morning, the leader of the Lithuanian Eurovision delegation told LRT (Lithuanian public broadcaster) that they are no longer able to make Monika Liu’s Eurovision performance as expected.

In particular, they revealed that they were informed this morning that they can no longer put on Monika’s show as expected, saying:

What we have planned, we will not see on the Eurovision stage.

The exact elements of the Lithuanian stage performance that had to be discarded have not been revealed. The required change in scenery is speculated to be related to the kinetic sun issues reported this morning by La Stampa.

Read all about what happened at the first rehearsal in Lithuania, unfortunately with several problems, here.

Lithuania’s second rehearsal will take place on Wednesday 4/5 so we’ll have a better idea of what we’ll see from Monika Liu on the competition stage.

Monika Liu is competing in third place in the first semi-final on May 10, with the song “Sentimentai“.

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Source: LRT

Lithuania: Vaidotas Valiukevičius will be the spokesperson for 2021!

LRT, the Lithuanian public broadcaster, announced that Vaidotas Valiukevičius will be the spokesperson for this year’s Eurovision for Lithuania.

Vaidotas Valiukevičius will announce the 12 points of the Lithuanian jury on the Grand Final of Eurovision 2022. Vaidotas is the lead singer of The Roop, representatives of Lithuania for Eurovision 2021. They finished 8th in the final with “Discoteque”, giving Lithuania their best result since 2006, their third overall top ten finish and their second-best result in history.

Vaidotas is the second participant of 2021 that will be the spokesperson fpr Eurovision 2022. The other one being Greece’s spokesperson, Stefania.

Lithuania is represented by Monika Liu and the song “Sentimentai” and competes in third place of the running order of the First semi-final on May 10.


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Lithuania: Watch the official music video of Sentimentai!

The official music video of the Lithuanian entry for Eurovision 2022, “Sentimentai” by Monika Liu, has just been released.

We remind you that Monika Liu won the lithuanian national final Pabandom iš naujo 2022! and therefore the ticket to Turin, last Saturday, 12/02.

You can watch the music video below:

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Lithuania: Monika Liu plans new staging for Eurovision!

Monika Liu revealed that she is planning new staging for her song “Sentimentai” for the stage of Eurovision 2022.

The Lithuanian representative announced that her performance in Turin will be completely different from her performance in the national final, Pabandom iš Naujo. Talking to LRT about her win she said:

I will change a lot during the show, just let me rest one night. You still have to be in the woods, take a walk, talk to people. Almost everything needs to be changed.

The singer went on explaining that she doesn’t care about her placing in the Contest saying: “I would still return to Vilnius Airport as a queen”

Despite being a favorite to win the Lithuanian representation since her fisrt performance, Monika still can’t believe she sings for her country in Turin saying that it feels like a dream and she doesn’t know if it’s real or not, she feels like a character in her song.

“Sentimentai” is the first song with Lithuanian lyrics since 2001, and will be the first song to be performed entirely in Lithuanian since its debut in 1994.

Listen to “Sentimentai” the song that represents Lithuania in Eurovision Song Contest 2022:

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Source: Eurovoix