It’s April and we have less than 60 days till the annual Eurovision contest that will happen next month. Get excited! If you don’t know what Eurovision is, I wrote a detailed post about the contest a couple of years ago. Basically, it is a singing contest where various countries around the world, mostly in Europe, compete in a week-long competition. It started in 1951 with only seven countries participating. But now in 2022, there will be forty countries competing in Turin, Italy. It is a huge event in the music world and across the globe.
(The US is currently running their own version of the contest called the American Song Contest right now on NBC. I might do a recap during Golden Week if I am lucky.)
I am back with my series “Road to Eurovision”, predicting who will win this year’s contest. Each day, I will feature a song from one of the countries. Then, I will make my own predictions of who will make it to the finals and win the competition. Good luck to those who are competing!
You can check out my commentaries on past years:
2021 | 2019 | 2016
Let’s get started!
Last Pizza Slice’s “Disko”
Slovenian pop band Last Pizza Slice is representing their home country for the 2022 Eurovision with the song “Disko”. It is a mixture of pop, soul, funk, and jazz that features some colorful musical textures in the instrumentation. It has an upbeat tempo with catchy riffs that will have listeners dance and clap along.
However, Last Pizza Slice has to bring more energy to this song in order to make it to the finals. Judging by the clip above, “Disko” is a fun pop tune to dance to but its energy is very subdued. It’s like the song is a quiet dance song. So unless the band pumps the energy, Last Pizza Slice’s “Disko” will sadly not make it to the finals.
My Eurovision 2021 Predictions
Here are my predictions for this year’s contest. These are my own opinions and I am not getting paid or endorsed for them.