EDITORIAL – Tonight we have the grand final of the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Many countries are anticipating getting the trophy in their homeland and boost their country’s prestige. People are impressed and influenced by the performances, the relations between countries, their music taste, their friends’ music taste but somehow everyone is influenced by the geopolitical changes within the last year.
In the following list, we will showcase what do we anticipate per country, based on recent social and political developments.
- How the UK will score after the BREXIT?
- How public and jury will vote on Israel
- Will there be support to countries in need of a tourism boost (Greece, Cyprus, Malta)?
- Will moaning countries (Malta, San Marino) get comforted by jury or public votes?
- Will Greece be compensated for the refugee crisis and get a European showcase of support with the Turkish provocations?
- How Azerbaijan will score after their victory in Nagorno Karabakh?
- Will Russia be forgiven by the public for their homophobic laws voted in 2014 by using Manizha as a tool of approaching the LGBT community?
- Will Iceland be compensated for forced to be out of the final due to the COVID-19 incident?
- Will Iceland be recognised as through the EUROVISION NETFLIX movie, they made Eurovision and HUSAVIK worldwide known?
- Is San Marino gonna get high enough through FLO RIDA’s participation and boost the contract of EBU / USA for the American Song Contest, amind to boost the brand of ASC in the USA media?
- Is ITALY going to win after been the most devasted country from the pandemic last year?
- Following the latest revamp of the escalation, how Russia and Ukraine will score?
- Will a high rank of Cyprus shut down the protests of the Orthodox church?
- The annual question: Will diaspora voting make an impact? After all, we saw that one of the largest diaspora communities in Europe (that of Poland) didn’t save their country but on the other hand, did the Turks all over Europe got Efendi to the final?
Yes, it’s music first, we all say it, we all believe it (somehow) but we all know it’s politics second! Let’s wait and see how tonight’s results will answer the questions above…