After introducing our readers to the Eurovision Song Contest in general, it’s time to look at the 2022 edition of the contest. The songs competing this year all have different chances, and the oddsmakers have put them in various categories. In this series, we see each category.
Not every song can make the final and there’s bound to be some good songs that miss out on the final that are in this category.
One of the songs here will automatically make the final, Germany is already in the final with its slow rap about rockstars that seems unlikely to do well and could even be a second straight year near the bottom.
A number of the songs in this category are just songs that don’t excel, they’re not necessarily bad but they don’t grab enough attention to jump up in the rankings. Of that style there’s Azerbaijan, Croatia, Malta and the Czech Republic. All these songs are perfectly good pop songs, but they’re not blowing anyone away.
The final section in this category is the divisive songs, people either love them or hate them. So the question is will the love be enough?
Georgia’s avant-garde experimental pop-rock number Lock Me In had a lot of hype. The mysterious nature of the band but has divided opinion. Latvia has the most provocative opening line in Eurovision 2022 with their song Eat Your Salad. That line has been censored because Eurovision is a “family show”. It’s a boppy number that seems to be either top or bottom of people’s lists. Moldova’s Trenuletul is from Zdob si Zdub making a third appearance in the contest after entering in 2005 and 2011. It’s got a folk sound, which worked well for Ukraine last year, but a lot may hinge on the staging.