Maru in the Eurovision final. The song ‘Saudade, Saudade’ performed by the Lisbon artist in the first semi-finals of the event, this Tuesday, in Turin (Italy), was one of 10 songs selected out of 17 songs in competition on this tour, and won a place in a crucial gala next Saturday. .
The Portuguese song was the tenth song performed on Turin Night. In the center of the stage, a group of voices led by Maro (Beatrice Fonseca, Beatriz Pessoa, Carolina Leit, Diana Castro and Milhanas) translates a song based on the balance between vocal harmonies and smooth rhythm, with a restrained visual instrument and the word “Saudade” in the background.
In a celebration in which the famous Laura Bossini and British Mika were among the presenting trio, the competitive roster was varied: pop/funk from Latvia (not selected), ballads from Switzerland and Holland (both in the finalists), archetypal 80s hard rock from Last century, Bulgarian (from abroad), folklore and rock ‘n’ roll combined in Moldova (which began with the Ramones’ rallying cry, “Hey Ho, Let’s Go” and progress to the final), and hip-hop was influenced by local Ukrainian folklore. Widely preferred to win according to bookmakers, the Kalush Orchestra was the most acclaimed that night and ended the show by thanking the country for its support in the wake of the Russian invasion, as it was unsurprising that it was one of the ten finalists. .
There was also space for jazzy colors from Lithuania (which will be replayed in the final), electronic pop music from Austria (without the same luck) or extended folk from Armenia (sorted), acoustic disco from Slovenia (unsuccessful), pop music from Spectral from Iceland or Epic from Greece and Shameless Dancing Pop from Norway (Trio of Experts). When the competition songs were over, and TV broadcasts were already open, a mix of homages to Italian electronic pop, from Giorgio Moroder to the Sprite, from Robert Miles to Eiffel 65, was highlighted. In short, the songs of France (Volyn, by Alvan & Ahez) and Italy (‘ Brividi’, by the duo Mahmoud and Blanco), the countries that are part of the five that have always participated in the final (Spain, the UK and Germany being the rest), were shown to the audience right before the main decisions.
After looking at TV broadcasts and a national jury vote, the data of which will not be revealed until after Saturday’s final, these were the 10 songs chosen, revealed at random:
Switzerland: “Boys do Cry”, Marius Behr
Armenia: “Snap”, Rosa Lynn
Iceland: “Med Haekkandi Sol”, Systur
Lithuania: “Sentimental”, Monica Liu
Portugal: “Saudade, Saudade”, MARO
Norway: “Give this wolf a banana,” Subwoolfer
Greece: “We Die Together”, Amanda Georgiadi Teneford
Ukraine: “Stefania”, Kalush Orchestra
Moldova: “Trenuletul”, Zdob si Zdub & Advahov Brothers
Holland: “De Diepte”, S10
The remaining finalists will be determined this Thursday in the second semi-finals of the event. In Saturday’s final, France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and Italy will join the “Big Five”, who have always directly participated in the final.
Updated at 10:07pm the playlist for the Eurovision Song Contest Final
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