EDITORIAL – What did we learn this week from the magnificent world of the Eurovision Song Contest? I had the need to share my thoughts about the recent developments in addition to the latest news coming on my newsdesk.
OK, so we have Belarus out from the contest (finally), Flo Rida confirmed he indeed participated in the Eurovision project and next week we will get to know the running order of the semi-finals.
Today Cyprus shared photos from the backup filming. Don’t you think we have a FUEGO 4.0 version? It is still silly that this song got complaints about its anti-Christian title and no one complaint about how hilariously copied the song and the music video is. Weirdly Cyprus remain the 9th favourite to the trophy according to the odds.
In the meantime, an interesting map appeared presenting the ethnicity of all Eurovision 2021 lyricists, composers and producers. Besides the Greek flag mapped in four countries, the most interesting is the number of authors and producers needed for the San Marino entry.
In the betting odds the next day the Maltese entry released, topped the bookies’ tables. As of then, Destiny remains the song with the most possibilities to win. This is a huge slap to Lithuania and Iceland, two countries that returned with the same as 2020 artists and their songs were deeply copycat of their 2020 ones.
A failure already!
Australian entrant also revealed footage (or rather some sneak peeks) from her backup filming. One more song which cannot be understood or make any impression (neither positive nor negative). The TECHNICOLOUR entry is one of the songs during which some (or many) of us will simply yell “next please…”. No surprise Australia is 22nd in the betting odds for the trophy!
The most remarkable surprise was that of Switzerland. Some of us (who clearly dislike it and therefore we know SRF will never allow us to talk to Gjon) cannot understand how this amazingly bad song became a favourite. As some Eurofans say, Switzerland will be easily the “Belgium 2006” case this year.
39 countries left in the run for the trophy. The Netherlands gear up to work and they want to make a successful show. In terms of television, this might work for them. In terms of organization, it is already a failure. The Dutch Eurovision edition will be achieved in the history books as the pandemic show made under emergency rules and terms.
This means that since the Dutch people will not be able to enjoy, feel and interact with the show (not to mention the international visitors and Eurofans) seems pointless even to remember this edition ever made.