Michael Ben-David will perform second: Israel's moment of truth has arrived at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest
The second semi-final of Eurovision 2022 is underway - and our Michael Ben-David is expected to be the second song to come up.
Ben David will try to burn the stage and conquer the viewers with a memorable performance of Shiro IM Join in a live report from Michael's Big Night
Yaniv Dornbush, Turin
Thursday, 12 May 2022, 20:37 Updated: 20:48
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Michael Ben David back towards the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy, May 11, 2022 (Yaniv Dornbush)
The second semi-final of Eurovision 2022 is underway - and our Michael Ben-David is expected to be the second song to come up, right after Finland.
Ben-David will try to burn the stage and conquer the audience with a memorable performance of Shiro IM
from the first semi-final of Eurovision 2022 qualified 10 out of 17 countries: Greece, Lithuania, Armenia, Ukraine, Switzerland, Norway, Moldova, Holland, Portugal and Iceland.
Michael's campaign to conquer Europe began last night with the return of the judges who set half the score.
Ben David and the four dancers appeared before the 17 judging teams from the countries competing against him, as well as the teams from Germany, Spain and the UK, one of the favorites to win.
Judging by the Turin Press Center, Michael's rise is closed and besieged.
Mishko Chernyavsky from Poland did not stop dancing during the rehearsal: "Oh Mae Gad! I loved the mood, the dance vibe of the Israeli song this year. It's ketchup, modern, colorful but in a positive sense. I love the lighting, I love the "The atmosphere of the party! He is a party animal, and Israel - you are a hot favorite, in my opinion, to advance to the finals."
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Sinan Sadula, one of the reporters on the world's largest amateur website Wiwibloggs, was also moved by the performance: "Michael Ben David, you know what? He gave me the confidence I need. His stage presence is everything. I feel this song was made for Rupol's drag race, And I was happy to see them perform with it in the Lipsync Challenge. This directing is something different, it raises the quality, a lot of people started to think it was going to be a very good result for Israel. Before that (before rehearsals, YD) people said to me 'I do not know "This song is not that good", but I was in love from the first second I heard the song because it brings me the confidence I need and I think Israel will definitely qualify for the final. "And this song is a message. Do not forget to be yourself, be safe with your body, with yourself."
Thomas from Slovenia represented his country exactly 20 years ago.
Today he is a journalist covering the competition and he is also convinced of the Israeli success: "It was amazing! I'm sure you will qualify, you must go up! He gave a strong performance, a bit of a pitch here and there in the first part, but Israel will be in the final!"
"Need that kind of presence."
Michael Ben David (Photo: EBU / Corinne Cumming)
And here's what awaits us during the evening:
01. Finland - Jezebel - The Rasmus: The song manages to bounce the audience in the hall, but the vocal performance in rehearsals is not impressive.
Despite this, they are set to reach the final.
02. Israel - Michael Ben David - IM: No matter what, we give him 12 points.
03. Serbia - In Corpore Sano - Konstrakta: Serbia is one of the leading countries of the second semi-final and many consider it a quality song that will reach high in the competition.
04. Azerbaijan - Fade to Black - Nadir Rustamli: A particularly boring song, but even in the first semi-final we did not believe that Switzerland would draw you, so this time too it is possible that this lullaby will reach the final on Saturday.
05. Georgia - Lock Me In - Circus Mircus: What a harassing song, just sitting on the ear and harassing her.
06. Malta - I Am What I Am - Emma Muscat: This will probably be this evening's spectacular fake show.
07. San Marino - Stripper - Achille Lauro
Aquila is especially likable to young girls, and they will vote for him en masse.
Will that be enough to reach the final?
The truth, probably yes.
08. Australia - Not the Same - Sheldon Riley: One of the best singers in the competition to bring Australia back to the final after a year of absence.
09. Cyprus - Ela - Andromache: One of the most beautiful songs in the competition in the studio version crashes in the live version.
The singer is unable to translate the charisma from the interviews to the stage show, and Cyprus may be the surprise of the evening among the non-immigrants.
10. Ireland - That's Rich - Brooke: Somehow Ireland has become an amateur favorite, this song is supposed to end in last place but may, God forbid, surprise and take a place in the final.
Northern Macedonia - Circles - Andrea
Either our ears are hurt, or everyone's faking, anyway - Michael should not be afraid of Macedonia.
12. Estonia - Hope - Stefan: Thousands of words have already been spilled on the stage failure at the Eurovision Song Contest, and it seems that the cute Stefan from Estonia has been knocked out of it as hard as possible.
This song is supposed to be a sure winner for the final, and if that does not happen - he should sue the Eurovision production.
13. Romania - Llámame - WRS: Did anyone order a Latin lover from Ali Express?
14. Poland - River - Ochman: The black horse of the competition is actually a pale Pole who shelled with excellent performance in rehearsals, there is no question at all about his chances of qualifying.
15. Montenegro - Breath - Vladana: Trying to understand what the economic model is behind Montenegro's insistence on participating with such songs at the Eurovision Song Contest.
16. Belgium - Miss You - Jérémie Makiese: In the rehearsals the performance was excellent, there is no reason for Belgium to stay in the semi-finals.
17. Sweden - Hold Me Closer - Cornelia Jakobs: Ukraine of the second semi-final, which means a confident surfer who really should not waste her vocal cords on the semi-final.
You will almost certainly qualify from first place.
18. Czech Republic - Lights Off - We Are Domi: Closing the Eurovision Song Contest at a party, which is a bit stressful.
The last three songs are half good in a way that might make song number 2 forget.
Michael Ben David