Almost 20 days after the completion of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest,the Head of Contest Twan van Nieuwenhuijze elaborates on the reason why Norway and Denmark opened the first and the second semi-final respectively.
The Head of Contest stated on the Dutch podcast Ding-A-Dong that both entries are very child-friendly and cheerful,accommodating for the contest’s needs for a joyful opening:
“Alessandra from Norway and Reiley from Denmark are both very child-friendly openers. Not only because they are both young performers, but also because of the way the act looked. Cheerful, up-tempo, those are good reasons to have someone open.”
Nevetheless,not both entries managed to yield fruitable results.Although Norway’s Alessandra managed to bring Norway back to the top 5 with her song “Queen of Kings” (achieving a top-3 televoting result),Denmark’s Reiley failed to catch the audience’s eye with his song “Breaking My Heart” and,thus,did not manage to qualify for the Grand Final,earning only 6 points from Iceland.
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