Eurovision Song Contest 2022 review: For the first time in living memory, Eurovision speaks for us all

Eurovision Song Contest 2022 review: For the first time in living memory, Eurovision speaks for us all

Eurovision Song Contest 2022 review: For the first time in living memory, Eurovision speaks for us all The strongest UK showing in decades serves up a decent portion of humble pie for this writer For the first time since Lordi, all eyes – beyond the flag-painted faithful – are on Eurovision. The 2021 ceremony elevated this once corny song contest to the standing of genuine international star-maker – whereas previous champions have generally had limited long-term success, and even Abba struggled for two years to escape the stigma of “Waterloo”, Italy’s glam-rockers Maneskin have enjoyed an instant and unprecedented global cut-through for ’Vision winners. Come 2022, the event’s significance rises again, to a statement of Europe-wide unity. Going in, only the most delusional Euro-Cyrus believes they have a chance of …
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