This 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest took place in 2021. After the Netherlands won the 2019 contest with Duncan Laurence’s “Arcade.”
Acelebration was held in Rotterdam to honour the country’s victory. Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the 2020 contest, which was scheduled to take place in the Netherlands, had to be postponed.
The Five Big Takeaways From the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest
Ukraine won the Eurovision Song Contest this year at Turin’s PalaOlimpic, but what can we take away from the competition? I’ve narrowed it down to five major points:
Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Still Going Strong… In Europe
However, Manskin’s success with “Zitti e Buoni,” a song packed of obscene lines and lyrics about smoking, was not the only indicator of a resurgence in the rock genre.
The Blind Channel of Finland placed sixth with their violent nu-metal song “Dark Side,” and the Black Mamba of Portugal placed twelfth with their 1970s-set song “Love Is On My Side.”
The song “Kay” was a timeless rock staple. As a member of the preceding list, Paul McCartney doesn’t belong.
French May be the Next Language to Conquer the Global Population
Artists like Bad Bunny, Rosalia, and C. Tangana have helped propel Spanish-language pop to the top of the charts in both the United States and Europe.
Is it time to speak French now? Performing a traditional piece of chanson called “Voila,” which many commentators likened to songs by Edith Piaf.
Barbara Pravi came in second for France on Saturday. Gjon’s Tears from Switzerland took third place with their French song “tout l’Univers.”
Europe Hates Britain. (And Germany. But A Bit Less.)
The British representative, James Newman, was the night’s biggest disgrace after obtaining zero points from both the judges and the audience.
The last time Britain ended on a 0 was in 2003. Could it be related to the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union?
Eurovision Has The World’s Greatest Voting System
Eurovision’s voting method is complicated and time-consuming, with juries from 39 different countries (including some that aren’t even in Europe, like Australia) and a public vote.
Vote tallies, though, were the highlight of the competition on Saturday. Multiple acts took the lead when the results were announced, with France and Switzerland initially looking like the most likely winners.
Interval Acts can Overshadow the Main Event
Consider the global phenomenon Riverdance, which debuted in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest in Ireland.
This sort of remarkable interval act is nothing new at the Eurovision Song Contest. The challenge is to find an audience-pleasing addition that doesn’t steal the show from the main attraction.
The three outstanding acts at Eurovision 2022 have concluded, and the winner has been announced. Twenty-five of the acts scheduled to perform at Eurovision 2022 all did so in one night.
Excellent Eurovision interval performances were included throughout the event, including one by Eurovision host Mika.