Shock Or Mock? ESCBubble reviews the best and worst dressed in Semi Final 2!

Eurovision never fails to provide us with many good songs. But it also gave us so very memorable outfits for better and for worse. After seeing what Semi Final 1 had to give us, let us see what we have waiting for us in Semi Final 2! Here are our top 5 best and worst dressed for this Semi Final.


The shocks




Emma Muscat, Malta, First Rehearsal, PalaOlimpico, 2 May 2022

Emma’s outfit is not a piece we should keep in an archive. I said it! It’s something you can find in any retail store. But just like other performances this year it fits the song and the staging so why not? The sparkly dress with this cheerful song just gives it all.




Michael Ben David, Israel, First Rehearsal, PalaOlimpico, 2 May 2022


Sometimes life does bring us down. But Michael and his dancers didnt bring us down with these outfits. It’s not something one can wear to a party or to anywhere but the Eurovision stage and that’s the great thing about it. The outfits remains unique. Just like Michael himself




Konstrakta, Serbia, First Rehearsal, PalaOlimpico, 2 May 2022


If there’s something I can say about Konstrakta’s style it’s that she just has a very good one. Havent seen an outfit of hers I didnt like and this one is no exception. She isnt here to give us an outfit to wish we had but still her outfits looks better than other outfits that were meant to keep us shocked.


3. Cyprus


Andromache, Cyprus, First Rehearsal, PalaOlimpico, 2 May 2022


I have to be honest. This is not really something I would recommend any girl around me to wear. But seeing the staging and the song, it just fits the performance. The backing vocalists are dressed beautifully as well. Overall the dress up works for Cyprus.




Stefan, Estonia, First Rehearsal, PalaOlimpico, 3 May 2022


Stefan kind of looks like he just passed by the venue and went on stage. No glam or over the top outfit here. If you are looking for extravaganza I think Israel will be more to your taste. And still, seeing the fact Stefan is singing a song which sounds a bit country to me the outfit fits and that’s the key between having a good outfit and having an outfit which is good for the performance. 


The mocks


1. Belgium


Jérémie Makiese, Belgium, First Rehearsal, PalaOlimpico, 3 May 2022


I just love how Belgium did their schedule. They are probably planning to go out after the Semi Final to a party so they just wore their night out outfits to the stage too. I would have expected more I must say. 


2. Georgia


Circus Mircus, Georgia, First Rehearsal, PalaOlimpico, 2 May 2022


That’s simply cringy. For the first time in the contest’s history I see outfits which dont work together’ each on its own or every piece of clothing by itself! It’s a mess on stage. The band is called Circus Mircus but PLEASE dont take it too serious and make fashion circus on stage. Please.


3. Australia


Sheldon Riley, Australia, First Rehearsal, PalaOlimpico, 2 May 2022


Sheldon’s stylist took the song’s title too literally. If the song is about uniqueness and being different the outfit doesnt have to be THAT odd. I understand the will behind the outfit but I hope people will remember Sheldon for the song moe than for his outfit which hardly fits in a frame unless it’s a zoom out.


4. Romania


WRS, Romania, First Rehearsal, PalaOlimpico, 3 May 2022


Romania’s outfit and song simply fit! The are both campy and I believe most of us could do without it. I dont know what was the inspiration to the outfit (If there is any) but it’s just a mess from bottom to top.


5. San Marino


Achille Lauro, San Marino, First Rehearsal, PalaOlimpico, 2 May 2022


The EBU told Albania to change some gestures in their choreography to keep it neat for a family oriented show. But no one told Achille to actually change from his party clothing to something much less naked before he goes on stage? I wont call this outfit cheap or campy or even ugly. It’s simply a huge disrespect to the contest, it’s participants and everything the Eurovision relates to as a song contest. I wont even comment about this any further. Achile Lauro took the biggest stage on earth and tried to make it his private joke. Guess what? The joke is on Achile.


So after we finished reviewing the best and the worst dressed of this Semi Final. Here is a total ranking of this Semi Final:


  1. Malta
  2. Israel
  3. Serbia
  4. Cyprus
  5. Estonia
  6. Poland
  7. Montenegro
  8. Sweden
  9. Macedonia
  10. Azerbaijan
  11. Czech Republic
  12. Ireland
  13. Finland
  14. Belgium
  15. Georgia
  16. Australia
  17. Romania
  18. San Marino


Congratulations Malta! Your outfit got us shocked more than anyone else!

Who was your best and worst dressed from this Semi Final? Tell us in the comment section below!

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