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from Barbara Wisentina

Another 18 countries are competing for Saturday’s final. Il Volo superospiti, performance by Alessandro Cattelan and the final duo of Mika and Laura Pausini

Eurovision Song Contest 2nd Semi-Final, Live on Rai1 from PalaOlimpico in Turin (scheduled to end at 11:15 pm): it was announced that 10 other countries would take part in the final on Saturday 14 May. This evening 18 competitors enter the stage (here the top 10 qualifiers, and here the report cards from the 1st semi-finals). The evening opens with a monologue of authorship Alessandro Cattelan and it ends a duo of the other two conductors, Mika and Laura Pausiniguests Flight. For the Italian audienceno

focused attention
on Achille Lauro
competing for San Marino.

Here is the line-up of the artists, with the appropriate songs, in the order they were performed:

Finland: Rasmus – Jezebel
Israeli: Michael Ben David – IM
Serbia: Konstrakta – In Body Sano
Azerbaijan: Nadir Rustamli – Fade To Black
Georgia: Circus Mircus – Lock Me In
Malta: Emma Muscat – I am who I am
San Marino: Achille Lauro – stripper
Australia: Sheldon Riley – It’s not the same
Cyprus: Andromache – Ela
Ireland: Brooke – This is rich
North Macedonia: Andrea – Circles
Estonia: Stefan – Hope
Romania: WRS – Llmama
Polonia: Ochman – the river
Montenegro: Vladana – Breathe
Belgium: Jrmie Makiese – Miss You
Svezia: Cornelia Jakobs – Keep me closer
Czech Republic: We Are Domi – Lights out

10:31 PM – Open weddings

Finished songs, go to the vote to select 10 finalists (Italy is not voting tonight). While the hosts explain how to express their preferences, the Israeli contestant breaks into himself and takes the stage.

22:27 – Elettropop from the Czech Republic

The last competitors of the race, Czech We Are Domi, make the audience dance with the electro pop off. The song is already heard, the guitarist plays a bow like Sigur Ros, but not

22:23 – Sweden and public support

Swedish Cornelia Jakobs sings Hug Me, supported by the constant cheers of the audience. He comes from a family of musicians and shows off the charm of a consummate diva combined with a rough voice

10:19 pm – Football and music from Belgium

Silver jacket, bleached hair, Belgian singer Jeremie Makiese, but also a professional footballer. It’s Miss You in English and has (finally) a contemporary soul-r’n’b sound

22.15 – Montenegro sings in Italian

Drama and pathos for Vladana from Montenegro with her Breath: Italian ending, the piece resembles opera arias in the style of Il Volo and sounds a bit dated

22:12 – Ballad from Poland

Poland is taking part with Ochman, a singer and songwriter who won The Voice at home and who actually shows off an unusual scale of voice (maybe betrayed a bit by emotion), dressed in an elegant suit and surrounded by four dancers. His River, the ballad that immediately conquers Malgioglio, also undertook tonight to name ex-boyfriends and lust for rivals

22:06 – Air of Spain from Romania

a singer but also a WRS dancer, a player from Romania who sings Llamame, a song with an (inexplicably) Spanish atmosphere complemented by a bullfighting / flamenco look. The garbage thermometer rises steeply

21:59 – Country atmosphere from Estonia

The Far West atmosphere of Hope from Estonian Stefan, a handsome man, introduces him to Malgioglio: in fact, he was voted the sexiest man in his country in 2020 … He was also forgiven for the song

21:56 – Intense voice from North Macedonia

Deep voice for Andrea, a North Macedonian singer and songwriter (moved to New York) who sings the intense ballad Circles, alone on stage, no need for choreographies or sets

21:52 – we’re dancing with Ireland

Electro pop to dance with That’s rich, a song by Brooke’s Irish competitor, inspired by the biography of Debbie Harris from Blondie. Ireland has won Eurovision seven times and Brooke is also very confident, encouraging the audience

9:46 pm – Reggaeton from Cyprus

Like Botticelli’s Venus, the Athlete from Cyprus, Andromache, has a large white shell behind her and exudes charm. His Ela, a Greek-Arabic piece in two languages ​​with a reggaeton base, is somewhat less convincing

21:43 – Australia’s (beautiful) voice

A beautiful voice and a very theatrical performance for Australian athlete Sheldon Riley: a face covered with a veil of sequins anchored to a crown that rises only at the end, a wide white gown brings a dramatic and dark pop song, Not the Same. The public seems to like it

21:35 – Achille Lauro on a mechanical bull

Here is San Marino, greeted by the screams of those present: Achille Lauro with his Stripper, a manifesto of freedom that sounds similar to his other songs, comes equipped with black boas, sparkling gloves and a translucent jumpsuit revealing black. figs. Take a kiss on the mouth with the guitarist, then Lauro rides a mechanical bull in a fiery rodeo while the chorus reads But what a silly desire I have, Madonna, what a woman I am: a sequel to her (usual) provocations

21:29 – From Malta Emma Muscat, third Italian

Sitting at the piano, wearing sequins, Emma Muscat attacks her with “I am who I am” and then moves to the top of the piano. The piece is an invitation to self-acceptance (with not always perfect intonation), the scenery is colored yellow, and the audience cheers. Emma has been renamed the third Italian in the race because, despite being Maltese, she took part in Amici di Maria De Filippi in 2018 and is therefore well known to the TV audience

21:25 – Circus artists from Georgia

Circus Mircus was born out of three circus performers, a Georgian band that offers Lock me in: bizarre costumes (aviator goggles and bowler hat for one, pirate blindfold for another), a song a bit unusual

21:22 – Azerbaijan and the disease of love

Ballaton on love sickness with Azebejjan and Nadir Rustamli: his Fade to Black, sung in a seated position and then stretched out on an empty staircase, dampens the energy of the beginning a bit, even if there is a voice there

21:18 – Eclecticism from Serbia

The crazy eclectic figure of the evening, the singer and songwriter Konstrakta from Serbia proposes a theatrical performance singing it In corpore sano: sitting by the pool, with a nurse’s gaze and wide eyes, talking about staying healthy. The text begins by considering the secret of Meghan Markle’s hair. Did you have to come to Eurovision to teach us how to wash our hands? Malgioglio’s comments …

21:13 – Hymn to Israel

Michael Ben David, an Israeli contestant, dressed in a white suit, choreographs four dancers with his communicator, a positive dance hymn of acceptance that came after, among other things, personal difficulties with going out with his mother. David is a singer and actor and won the last X Factor in Israel. Make love, be proud of who you are, he says before greeting the audience with a falsetto, “I love you”

21.10 – Do you remember the Finns The Rasmus?

Raincoat and yellow balloon. The Finnish group is an old acquaintance of the international audience: almost 20 years have passed since the song In the Shadows, which consecrated them in 2003, but they are still there

21.00 – Semi-final against Alessandro Cattelan

Behind the scenes of Eurovision, Alessandro Cattelan (in English, of course) tells the Italian style: the ability to improvise, open your arms if you don’t know what to say. He enters the stage and starts the evening dances in great choral choreography. Then Laura Pausini and Mika also arrive: a fuchsia dress for her, a yellow and yellow suit for him. They congratulate Cattelan, but we hope he doesn’t start singing either, otherwise what we’ll do, says Mika. In Eurovision, Laura explains what bothers her, the excitement of stepping onto the stage.

20.42 – Telegatto in Mahmood and Blanco

Mahmood and Blanco were awarded a new telegatto, the recognition of Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni, which is attributed to celebrities from the entertainment world. While waiting to see them on the Eurovision stage on Saturday, representing Italy, tomorrow’s two vocalists will also be able to hear a remixed version: in fact, Briferi remixed by Medusa comes out.

20:05 – The mayor of Turin responds with Malgioglio

Dear Malgioglio, you are right, beautiful Turin, but you could call me for a restaurant, I would be very pleased to advise you. Next time we will go there together. A hug and good Eurovision for you. Thus, the mayor of Turin, Stefano Lo Russo, ironically replies to Cristiano Malgioglio, who in an interview with Corriere Torino praised the city complaining that restaurants close at ten in the evening.

19:37 – Gianluca Ginoble from Il Volo positive in Covid

The performance of Il Volo, guests of the second Eurovision semi-final, will have a mixed formula, two-thirds in attendance and one-third remotely, thanks to the positive attitude in Covid by one of the three singers, Gianlucy Ginoble. I’m sorry to see this situation. Yesterday I suddenly ran away – said Ginoble this morning – I left the Eurovision and boys scene. I cannot live this wonderful life experience in front of millions of frustrating people, but it will make me stronger. It will be an opportunity to experience augmented reality. Thanks to technology, we managed to make a film and send it to a LED wall, Ignazio predicted.

May 12, 2022 (change May 12, 2022 | 22:33)

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