The 66th edition of the Eurovision song contest was served with colour, glamour, surprises, and amazing performances as usual. But more than entertainment, Eurovision 2022 has taught us a few lessons. Not just the audience and fans but participating nations as well. If you are up for a recap of the Eurovision Songs contest from the angle of a learning point, here is what we can learn from this year’s Eurovision contest.
We should support each other in times of need.
Ukraine was the favourite right from the start of the 2022 Eurovision contest, based on predictions from fans and sports bookies. But at some point, they were in 4th position, which was more than 100 points adrift of the UK. Without prior planning or agreement from fans worldwide, the support came from the public votes, propelling Ukraine to the first position.
Some said it was political vote deflection. Others said it was an unplanned, compassionate move from voters across the world. The latter was more plausible. Either way, Kalush’s performance was great on its own, so Sam Ryder’s loss was justified.
What’s more, Ukraine was not a pushover at the Eurovision contests. They have always qualified for the finals, and have won twice (2004 & 2016) according to Betway Online Casino, so it was a deserving win.
Producers now know interval acts can overshadow the main event.
The essence of the interval act is to give the audience something engaging, and fun yet doesn’t make them forget the main event. Well, maybe they didn’t know Mika would come in so strong. Mika, why did you have to be so good? The guy almost stole the night with his exceptional showmanship, style, and swag as he climbed the piano, taking us through his international hit songs and life. Well, we are not faulting Mika for being an excellent showman. It was just that his interval act was largely better than more than a few contestants, making us forget about them.
The show arrangement was a bit poor.
Still on show producers; we are sure they have learned their lessons because it was obvious that the right arrangement of acts matters. The Czech Republic came in first with an electrifying performance, a song that would be the talk of the town, a jam in clubs, and on radios for months to come.
However, the producers poorly lumped plenty of slow acts together, making the show a bit boring at some point. Don’t get it wrong, it’s not that an electrifying performance is not a good way to start the show, but similar acts like the Czechs could have come in between the slower ones.
You can’t do things the same way and expect a different, better result.
Germany did not do well this year, which has been the case for some time as they’ve been coming in last in many past contests. Like the UK and Spin, who changed strategy by using music festivals or talented record label owners to select emerging artists, Germany could also take a hint. Perhaps, they could be represented by better participants, who can likely improve their position at the next Eurovision Songs contest.
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