There are different ways to represent a country in Eurovision. European Broadcasting Union (EBU) allows candidates to choose the way they elect their representatives. Participating in major music festivals, choosing a candidate from among themselves, winning a television show by invitation…
In Spain this year a different format was chosen from the previous ones: Benidorm Fest. A music festival where artists present their best songs to win tickets to Turin. That’s why Chanel was chosen to represent Spain, leaving behind favorites Rigoberta Bandini and Tanxugueiras.
Italy San Remo has been celebrating for several years a wonderful event that has moved almost the entire country, due to the huge participation of various celebrities, including actors, actresses and comedians. Mahmud He is repeating his candidacy this year after placing second in the 2019 final, but this time his voice will be accompanied by artists Blanco.
France He closed his candidacy with the folklore group Alvan & Ahez, which will carry the flag of the country of Gaul in the next edition of the music competition After winning the ‘Eurovision France: C’est vous qui décidez’ organized by France Televisions. French television selects from 12 songs by independent singer-songwriters representing their country, voted by a jury of the public and famous celebrities.
United Kingdom He also chooses his representative in a contest broadcast on the BBC. Sam Ryder was chosen this year for his song ‘Space Man’, the singer is one of the most followed artists on Tik Tok.
On your own behalf Germany Jendrik Sigwart’s nomination was televised on NDR. ‘I don’t feel hate’ A song in which the ukulele is the main protagonist instrument.
These choices are what make up the ‘Big Five’, but what about the rest of the countries? There are those who choose internally, which means economic savings and greater control of the process, to avoid undesirable candidates. This year, the EBU war in ukraineHe chose to eliminate Russia (who had chosen his representative without revealing his name), and therefore will participate not only in this repression, but also in successive ones.