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Which country will win?

France 2 11.11%
 
Italy 6 33.33%
 
Switzerland 0 0%
 
Iceland 0 0%
 
Malta 1 5.56%
 
Ukraine 2 11.11%
 
Bulgaria 0 0%
 
Lithuania 2 11.11%
 
San Marino 0 0%
 
Other 5 27.78%
 
Total:18

Great show. I felt a vibe of patriotic pride. Our song was pretty meh, but getting no points from the public at all was harsher than I thought it would be. Germany was terrible. Really terrible. UK wasn’t good either. Still loved Portugal, was my favorite over the course of the three shows. Disappointed it didn’t get much recognition from the public. Malta’s low score was surprising as well. Still, glad Italy won, good song. So was France.



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Oh lol, out of all the songs I liked the one from the UK the most but that one got last place, zero points, holy cow!



S.Peelman said:

Great show. I felt a vibe of patriotic pride. Our song was pretty meh, but getting no points from the public at all was harsher than I thought it would be. Germany was terrible. Really terrible. UK wasn’t good either. Still loved Portugal, was my favorite over the course of the three shows. Disappointed it didn’t get much recognition from the public. Malta’s low score was surprising as well. Still, glad Italy won, good song. So was France.

When you think about it, Malta's score wasn't surprising. There has been a clear trend of bonus points towards songs that are about a topic of interest. This year's "strong women" songs were outclassed by the desire for an end of COVID lockdowns and being told what you are allowed to do, so that's where all these points went. Italy's song wasn't anything special nor were most people able to understand the lyrics, but it got mentioned often enough what their song was about. On the plus side, Italy's song wasn't terrible, unlike some of the other more recent song contest winners.

In other news, 66% of Germany's points came from Austria's jury. I am not sure if this should make me feel sad or if I should view it as an epic troll move, i.e. pity points.



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S.Peelman said:

Great show. I felt a vibe of patriotic pride. Our song was pretty meh, but getting no points from the public at all was harsher than I thought it would be. Germany was terrible. Really terrible. UK wasn’t good either. Still loved Portugal, was my favorite over the course of the three shows. Disappointed it didn’t get much recognition from the public. Malta’s low score was surprising as well. Still, glad Italy won, good song. So was France.

agree! I believe it would have done better had they kept the retro concept all the way, the music was kinda lost after the first half when all those effects kicked in...

I voted for Portugal, France, Switzerland, Bulgaria

Italy was great too, I'm a rock fan and a fan of the band since they became popular in Italy, and compared to their other songs this one is just ok, still glad a stylish actual music, actual lyrics rock retro style song won! Europe's still got it and Italian music deserves more recognition



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RolStoppable said:
S.Peelman said:

Great show. I felt a vibe of patriotic pride. Our song was pretty meh, but getting no points from the public at all was harsher than I thought it would be. Germany was terrible. Really terrible. UK wasn’t good either. Still loved Portugal, was my favorite over the course of the three shows. Disappointed it didn’t get much recognition from the public. Malta’s low score was surprising as well. Still, glad Italy won, good song. So was France.

When you think about it, Malta's score wasn't surprising. There has been a clear trend of bonus points towards songs that are about a topic of interest. This year's "strong women" songs were outclassed by the desire for an end of COVID lockdowns and being told what you are allowed to do, so that's where all these points went. Italy's song wasn't anything special nor were most people able to understand the lyrics, but it got mentioned often enough what their song was about. On the plus side, Italy's song wasn't terrible, unlike some of the other more recent song contest winners.

In other news, 66% of Germany's points came from Austria's jury. I am not sure if this should make me feel sad or if I should view it as an epic troll move, i.e. pity points.

It’s true that these message-songs always get bonus points, at least when it comes to the jury vote. The big discrepancy between Malta’s jury and televote was interesting to me. At one point I had the theory that the general public has become tired of these things, since indeed a lot of those songs did mediocre at best and some like our Dutch song did terrible. However Russia still seemed pretty consistent between jury and televotes, but that could’ve also just been because that act was actually fun to watch, like Lithuania’s.

Anyway, besides the great show, I can also be happy with the fact that Greece’s entry won a cool 10th place. She lives in Utrecht so that’s partly a Dutch success.



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It's already been more than a day but just wanted to say that I enjoyed the show this year. Was really happy to watch it with @Flilix and @LittleSnake

Regarding who won, I was rooting for Ukraine, Norway, Finland. Sadly they didn't make it. Not even mad at Italy winning. It's a pretty good song and I am just happy the false singing French song didn't win (sorry fans).

Oh btw, I have really gotten into the Icelandic group. Definitely grows on ye.



OTBWY said:

It's already been more than a day but just wanted to say that I enjoyed the show this year. Was really happy to watch it with @Flilix and @LittleSnake

Regarding who won, I was rooting for Ukraine, Norway, Finland. Sadly they didn't make it. Not even mad at Italy winning. It's a pretty good song and I am just happy the false singing French song didn't win (sorry fans).

Oh btw, I have really gotten into the Icelandic group. Definitely grows on ye.

First time watching, thanks for streaming it! Much appreciated.
Italy did well, I really thought Ukraine was gonna take it out. Tix did a great job, powerful song. 
Portugal grew onto me, good dude  



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S.Peelman said:

Anyway, besides the great show, I can also be happy with the fact that Greece’s entry won a cool 10th place. She lives in Utrecht so that’s partly a Dutch success.

loved the Greek entry too - mostly in the music video, I found the staging too much but her vocals were great! glad the Holland public vote gave her 10pts



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dark_gh0st_b0y said:
S.Peelman said:

Anyway, besides the great show, I can also be happy with the fact that Greece’s entry won a cool 10th place. She lives in Utrecht so that’s partly a Dutch success.

loved the Greek entry too - mostly in the music video, I found the staging too much but her vocals were great! glad the Holland public vote gave her 10pts

Thank you both! I was looking forward for comments about Stefania! She brought us back to the top ten  after 8 years of extremely bad results ( with 2 disqualifications, the first ever). Of course, herself saved the game... I was assuming that the staging (you mean the green screen effects, right?) wouldn't appeal ( Russia 2016 and these were more impressive...) and I'm seeing many comments like yours regarding it. In  the final the were glaring glitches, a plain choreography accompanying  here outstanding vocals would be enough ( Maybe we would have  gotten more votes from the public in that case) . As for the 10 points of Netherlands public vote, I was trying to make the people that I was watching the show with, to  consolidate that the first round of points pertains to Juries, they gave null and you know... hehe

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