On Peacock, here are 10 reasons why you need to stream Eurovision 2022

On Peacock, here are 10 reasons why you need to stream Eurovision 2022 ...

The 66th annual Eurovision event, which will feature everything from banana-obsessed anthropomorphic wolves to Meghan Markle''s handwashers, will be held at the PalaOlimpico in Turin, and the contest for the prize is as wide open as ever. Here''s a few things you should look out for over the four-hour musical adventure.

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United Kingdom May End 25 Years of Hurt

To go back to 1997, Katrina and the Waves dominated the United Kingdom to their last Eurovision victory. And thanks to a combination of talent shows, painfully poor songs, and seemingly unimaginative staging, the once-dominant country has barely troubled the left hand side of the scoreboard. Cue Sam Ryder, an unassuming Jesus lookalike, is the second favorite to win the trophy, yet anywhere in the Top Five would still be a fantastic performance.

Ukraine Could Make History Again

Ukraine became the first Eastern European country to win Eurovision twice, with Jamalas politically-charged 1944 joining Ruslanas tribal Wild Horses in their hall of fame. Despite the current situation, the general public will no doubt begrudge them for a third time. Kalush Orchestras Stefania, a wildly chastised but entertaining remark to motherhood, will no doubt pick up a significant percentage of the televote. However, whether the jury, whose

The WTF!Factor

The WTF! factor is always important to Eurovision, and the 2022 contest is no exception. This year, Norway have sent Subwoolfer, a sharp-suited, wolf-masked band, to the Serbian media and healthcare system, where they saw Shine the Beast while simultaneously washing her hands in a wash basin. Unfortunately, San Marinos Achille Lauro and his Marilyn Manson on a bucking bronco feel were eliminated.

Familiar Faces

One of Eurovision''s many joys is discovering how many familiar, or at least semi-familiar, faces have chosen to embrace all the unansweredness. Last year, Flo Rida, who charted across Europe with In The Shadows in 2004, were unveiled, but there is still a few hitmakers from the years gone by. Although Rockers The Rasmus, who scored for In The Shadows in 2004, was undoubtedly a fan of the 2022 contest, and although there is no evidence

The Big Bangers

The Eurovision final is packed with fun songs to choose from, with Albania, Austria, Israel, and most unfairly, Ireland going out in the semis. But there are still a handful of entries which boost the BPM level. WRS and his Llamame a crazed ruffle of old Eurovision cheese should ensure the party kicks off with a bang, thanks to the floor-filling dance-pop of We Are Lights Off, while France has similarly followed up

Letting The Music Do The Talking

Eurovision would not have a few madcap props, outlandish outfits, and irritated earworms. Nevertheless, sometimes the contests best moments are the simplest. Take the Icelandic entry, Systurs Me hkkandi sol, for example, a stunning country-folk affair performed without any bells and whistles whatsoever. Similarly, the melancholic flamenco balladry of Maros Saudade, saudade, another indication

The Ground-Breaking Duet

Eurovision has always been at the forefront of LGBTQ visibility from trans performers Dana International and drag queen Conchita Wursts historic kisses (see Finland in 2013) and dances, but the latter suggests that two men have openly sang a love song to each other on the contests stage (sample lyric: Id like to love you, but Im always wrong), and it is something the latter suggests that the contest often refutes and pushes forward social change.

Sweden Look Set to Maintain Status Quo

Sweden was the most successful Eurovision country in the 2010s, winning twice and achieving two more Top 5 finishes. Despite a 14th-place rise last year, Hold Me Closer is a disco anthem that might be mistaken for fellow Swedes Robyn and Lykke Li. If the televote can get anywhere near the predicted high jury vote, the next year contest might again be headed to Stockholm.

Maneskins Triumphant Homecoming

Few Eurovision teams have helped to redefine the race as dramatically as Maneskin. Since romping to victory last year with the spiky glam of Zitti e buoni, the Italian four-piece have already received a Top 20 spot on Saturday Night Live and even opened for The Rolling Stones! But they are not the only returning Italian victor. Gigliola Cinquetti, who won as a teenager back in 1964, will also deliver a rendition of her winning entry, Non

The Big Reveal

Eurovision has produced the kind of compelling drama that most prestige television screenwriters could only dream of. Who can forget when four countries in quick succession discovered they had nul points last year? Or when jury favorite Benjamin Ingrosso''s chances of victory were erased immediately by his paltry televotes? This means that the country initially at the top of the leaderboard must wait until the last moment to discover whether they have remained true or snatched their defeat from the jaws of victory.

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