Last week I talked about the Eurovision costumes and staging. This time I want to talk about the music. Eurovision is known for its quirkiness and this year disappointed. Maybe it’s a reflection of the covid year we’ve had, but I didn’t find the acts to be anything special – from staging to the music itself. Of course, there was the odd act that ticked the boxes, but overall I found it to be quite…depressing this year. The music was dreary and sad with little upbeat.
One thing I did enjoy was the number of songs song in their performers native language. This used to be more common but over the years more and more acts have sung in English. This year many of the songs had to be subtitled.
I watch the two semi-finals and score the acts, and then watch the final (there are 6 acts which are straight-to-final) where I might tweak my scores and add in scores for the last few acts. This year, I couldn’t bring myself to sit through the final (first time ever) so I watched the last acts on youtube and googled the result.
Italy were crowned the winner (you can watch below I hope – not sure if there are country restrictions). I scored them the lowest of all the acts. My favourite was Ireland (again shown below, maybe?).
Which would have preferred to see as the winner?