Norway – Give that Wolf a Banana by Subwoolfer

“I love bangers!” I said.

“Give me more bangers!” I said.

“There aren’t enough bangers in this year’s Eurovision!” I said.

And the wolf’s paw curled and gave me this:

I have been greedily consuming 2022 Eurovision entries since the end of last year, which means that I end up hearing each Eurovision entry approximately 1 gajillion times.

Norway’s song is (mildly!) amusing the first time. It’s two guys in wolf costumes hopping around stage with an astronaut. Funny, right?

By May. no. Especially after you’ve seen their performance at pre-parties where it’s essentially them miming to a backing track. And after it’s not clear who’s actually doing the singing and whether or not there’s going to be any diversion from the mechanical nature of this in Turin.

Now, don’t get me wrong – I think that acts where the ostensible singer is heavily supported by a backing vocalist doing most of the work are absolutely fine. Without this, we wouldn’t have amazing songs like Culpa or Get Frighten. But I kind of want to at least see the ostensible singer making an effort.

So yes, ha ha, funny men in yellow talking about grandma harvesting. It’ll get through to the final, but I feel like this concept could have been executed so, so, so much better. It’s a one-note joke that has nowhere to build.

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