Now this is all sorts of genius. Possibly not in the way the Contest Gods intended 66 years ago, but genius none the less.
Subwoolfer’s performance is the kind of thing that the ‘on tape backing singer’ option was made for, because if they had to provide all the supporting vocals live, then this song either would not have been written … or would sound rubbish. Whereas at the moment, it can be divided into two very distinct parts.
Firstly the staging. Totally on point (ugh) with everyone playing their parts wonderfully. Keith and Jim and DJ Astronaut – who has nicked the DJ plinth from Slovenia and repurposed it – are the main leads, doing most of the out front bits, but not forgetting the three gimp-suited dancers playing the supporting cast – with the choreographed equivalent of knowing winks to camera. The stage is all in banana yellow too, well it would have to be wouldn’t it? Instead of showing the lyrics on the background screens, there are actual graphics – which is also a bonus. If a performance could break the fourth wall and wink directly at you, then this is it.
But buried away is a song as well. Is it good? Nope, but then again it doesn’t have to be. What a song needs to get televoter points is to illicit a response from the audience. This will have come straight after Greece which, if performed as well as yesterday, is a contender for second place. Subwoolfer will get panned by the middle-aged, white jurors but, then again, the whole performance isn’t aimed at them. It’s aimed at you, my dear reader.
Interestingly they left the mics up for a little bit, one of them doesn’t half sound like Ben Adams from A1……
#Norway is as you’d expect, but the black hole sun is very noticeable. The last bridge is effective as very black and yellow until some much needed development. Expecting pyro for last minute. #Eurovision
— EntertainmentOdds (@EntertainOdds) May 5, 2022
Not too much change with #Norway – although Astronaut is now suspended above the stage in a flying saucer DJ booth and getting more involved in the routine. Slick and hatefully enjoyable, as you’d expect. #Eurovision
— EurovisionApocalypse (@ESCApocalypse) May 5, 2022
Soooo….Eurovision 2023 in Norway?
— justina 💙💛 brividi 🇮🇹 (@justina_eazy_) May 5, 2022