In the aftermath of Eurovision there’s typically a lot of praise for the winner. And rightly so. Whether they have the best voice, the best song, the best staging or the best overall package, there’s always something about the winner that makes them very worthy of the love.
And then there are the crimes. Those results, incidents and mishaps that are simply unfair and unfortunate. We can think of endless examples from years past. The smoke machine going haywire on Georgia’s Nina Sublatti in 2015. Norma John not making the final in 2017. A stage invader marring Jamala’s interval performance in Kyiv. Another stage invader marring SuRie’s performance in Lisbon. And so on and so forth.
As ever we plan on filming our Top Crimes of Eurovision video. And we need your help. We want to know what crimes you think are the most egregious and worthy of discussion.
Which incident still has you feeling uneasy? Is it the way the EBU handled the Belarusian aggregate vote? Is it the fact that jurors in Sweden and Russia appeared to vote upside down in the semi-finals? Is it that lack of clarity over the Italian televote? Did Madonna’s appearance fee set you on edge? Can you stomach the fact all of Serbia’s jurors ranked Montenegro first in their semi? Or maybe you’re still upset that the jury and televoters killed some of your darlings like Portugal. Or that countries like Poland and Lithuania may have been wrongly eliminated owing to jury errors?
Whatever your thoughts and feelings, we can’t wait to hear what you think needs to be addressed. Sound off below and thanks in advance! Below you can watch our two most recent instalments of the Eurovision crime videos to get a sense of what we discuss.