2022

⭐️ #2022: John’s Highlights Of The Past Twelve Months

I reached out to the Eurovision Ireland team to discover three key highlights of their 2022. Fourth up is John!

Eurovision Song Contest 2022

It was good to see some sense of Eurovision normality return in 2022. We were able to travel (a bit more) freely to the contest, and it didn’t disappoint. Beside all the competitive singing, dancing, costumes and general hi-jinks, the highlight of the Turin shows for me was not a competing song. During the interval of the first semi-final we were treated to one of those real, and I mean real, all-time standout performances. It was from Diodato when he finally got to sing the utterly sublime Fai rumore on the stage. I’ve watched that three minutes many many times and it still gives me goosebumps. I’m convinced he would have won the 2020 contest in Rotterdam. It was the true highlight for me from Turin.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Eurovision Song Contest National Finals 2022

The National Final season also saw return to the usual, as we got a new crop of performers get through to the big shows. Eesti Laul is always a highlight for me. The quality is consistently good, and ERR are bound to provide us with another winner in due course. Stefan winning was the natural choice and he acquitted himself well in Turin. But a number of those other Eesti Laulists would probably have done just as well. If you’re reading this ERR, keep up the good work.

Video: YouTube/Eesti Laul

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022

Finally, we had a JESC in December. It was great to be out there in Yerevan, and they put on a good show for all who watched. My highlights were seeing Ireland and the UK do so well. Ireland, because TG4 finally got the good result they’ve long craved and deserved. And the UK for fully embracing the JESC experience and finishing fifth. JESC really is on the up.

Video: YouTube/EBU

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Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

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