The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the most highly-anticipated music events of the year, both in Europe and across the pond. This year’s event was one for the books, and it gave us several hit songs that sparked a conversation on social media, starting with these five.
Käärijä – “Cha Cha Cha” (Finland)
No song created more buzz at this year’s Eurovision than Käärijä’s “Cha Cha Cha”, and its failure to win the competition started a larger conversation about the validity of jury votes at this event.
Loreen – “Tattoo” (Sweden)
Loreen came into this year’s Eurovision as a clear front-runner but left the audience pretty divided after lifting the trophy at the very end, making Eurovision history as the first woman to win twice.
Noa Kirel – “Unicorn” (Israel)
Noa Kirel gave us a true Gen-Z Eurovision banger with her catchy song “Unicorn”, and her energetic performance made up for the song’s silly lyrics and eventually earned her a third spot.
Alessandra – “Queen of Kings” (Norway)
Alessandra is another Gen-Z singer whose song got everyone talking and it’s another girl power anthem that has all the traits of a Eurovision classic.
Teya & Salena – “Who The Hell Is Edgar?” (Austria)
Austrian duo Teya & Salena started a conversation about the state of the modern music industry with their viral hit “Who The Hell Is Edgar?”. Many viewers blamed their low ranking on the running order of the songs and called for change.