Category Archives: 2022 Eurovision Song Contest

27th PLACE IN THE 2022 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST – CROATIA

CROATIA ended in 27th place and Morten Thomassen discussed that. ESC Covers google translated it from Norwegian to English.

To end up in 11th place in their semifinal is always sour, but when you lack 29 points to beat the country that came in 10th place, you are still lost in the battle for a final place. Our Croatian friend Mia Dimsic received this dubious honor in the first semifinal.

However, her position must be seen as a bit of a victory if you think about how thoroughly her song was slaughtered by the panel in Adresse Torino, in terms of results, they probably did not have their best year.

In terms of points, Mia got a little more points from the juries than from the people and good neighbors are always good to have, the Slovenes gave over 25% of all points this song got, you could say that it was their “Guilty Pleasure”.

Mostly she got points on the lower part of the scale so then you struggle when it is a final place that is the goal.

So why did she not reach that goal then, well I think there were many small streams here that struck.

The song itself is nice enough, vocals it was suitably steady, maybe more thin vocals at times.

For me, there was a little too much lack of intensity in the performance and what the three dancers did was probably more confusing than telling to those who watched.

Our Croatian winners have not qualified for the final since 2017 and are probably struggling a bit to find the form in this competition, maybe try something that is not too similar to the type of pop music we hear every day, but rather try something that sounds more Croatian next time ?

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29th PLACE IN THE 2022 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST -ISRAEL

Morten Thomassen again wrote for us on the 29th place, ISRAEL. ESC Covers google translated from Norwegian to English.

When you have a song called “I’M”, it would be wrong to appear different from who you are.

I think there can be little doubt that Michael Ben David did not play the role of himself to the fullest.

And I think he was a cool guy, reasonably confident and kind of flamboyant.

He also has quite good control of the vocals and also appears charming on the TV screen.

Normally this should have worked well, but it did not, a 13th place which in terms of points was far from the final place.

Now there were two white-clad guys in this semifinal who one might think were fighting for the favor of gays. The one from Australia finished in 2nd place so it is possible to prefer more calm drama than disco-focused drama on the dance floor.

Even though Michael tries his best to be tough and nimble, I feel that the last trick is missing in the performance.

Possibly many thought it was too sweet and kind and you rarely get that combination properly touched in. In terms of points, the 61 points Mr. David got evenly distributed between the two jury groups, but he got points from too few countries for the final place to be able to saved.

This year, our Israeli friends missed the final for the first time since 2014, we can bet that they will correct that mistake next year.

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