She didn’t win Eurovision, but Rosa Linn most definitely won the commercial stakes — going viral on TikTok, climbing the charts around Europe and the United States and performing on The Late Show with James Corden.
Now, after composing the “Spin the Magic” theme song for Junior Eurovision 2022, Rosa Linn is catching her breath and catching up with wiwibloggs’ Deban Aderemi in Yerevan.
The “Snap” hitmaker discusses her recent concert in London — and how she asked to cancel it after Queen Elizabeth passed away. She also reveals the pain of watching the Eurovision 2022 results, which didn’t go her way and left her struggling with her emotions for a few difficult hours.
More importantly, though, she discusses the incredible journey that has followed. You can watch the full interview below.
It is saying that she wanted to do so as the queen passed away 90 minutes earlier, but decided not to.
I’m happy for her success, though her ending low in the rankings at ESC last year wasn’t really a shock. Its early running order slot and simplistic melody made it kinda unimpressive despite the staging being really good. On the other hand, the song turned out perfect for casual listening, hence its success. This song could’ve easily gotten equal success if it hadn’t performed in Turin at all.
I agree, but also think that performing in Torino, in the grand final, gave the song a name and a platform, that I wish was given to other entries of theirs (I have made clear how massive I thought their 2020 entry would be with the right staging – one which made clear the type of act Athena was. She has had a very low key career with few and small concerts and little promotion to the General Public, and only one or 2 visits to Armenia, whereas she’d have been a national icon at the very least in a… Read more »
The two entries couldn’t be more different, beyond being from female heartthrob singer-songwriters with May birthdays, but, whilst I loved Snap from first listen, it wasn’t made to be a song for a single listen on a hectic TV show, whereas Chains On You was so it would have got the result (in 3rd-8th) as well as plenty of success. But any result in the final was what Snap aimed for and got, and I’m proud of its success.
It must have felt sad when she flopped in the voting considering they put a lot of effort in the staging and the song was actually good. Seeing entries like Switzerland, Azerbaijan, Australia (with zero public support) doing better was also unfair.
Alan Walker shot two videos in Armenia. One of them has scenes from the music hall where the contest is being held. Hopefully, Deban will talk about that.
Alan Walker is a has-been at this point tbf
I still like his music
I really like him too, it’s such a shame that he’s not as popular anymore 🙁