Eurovision Italy presenters leave viewers ‘cringing’

Eurovision is back for 2022 and this year, it is being hosted in The Pala Olimpico Arena, Turin, Italy by singer-songwriter Mika alongside Italian presenter Alessandro Cattelan and Italian singer Laura Pausini. It’s long awaited return has been highly anticipated by Eurovision fans, with millions tuning in to watch performances by 25 countries across the world. But despite its popularity, viewers have been left less than impressed at this years presenters, branding them “awkward” and “unfunny”.

One Twitter user wrote: “#Eurovision Worse presenters ever. Ditch them now.”, whilst another added: “The presenters need to shut up, their so unfunny it hurts #Eurovision” : Huge waits at Torbay Hospital amid escalating pressure on NHS

A third person also commented: “The dog is sleeping right through the presenter “comedy” segments.” Lucky boy.” A fourth person wrote: “The Eurovision Song Contest is great so far, I think, apart from the awkward and not very funny presenters.”

Mika and Italian singer Laura Pausini will both be hosts at Eurovision 2022

A fifth person said: “The cringy presenters are just an #Eurovision tradition” and another said: “those presenters! They are so annoying!” This year, the UK is being represented by 32-year-old TikTok star Sam Ryder with his uplifting pop song Space Man.

Fans who’ve watched the widely shared video of the performance online have been blown away by his vocals and the guitar solo he does as Space Man reaches a rip-roaring crescendo. His song reflects positivity which the artist continues to exude through his upbeat look on life. The line “Gravity keeps pulling me down” and “Been down some black holes” taps into the more negative things in life causing sadness.

The Essex singer first shot to fame during the coronavirus lockdown in 2020 when he posted music to the social media platform TikTok. During a time when the world was plunged into darkness, Ryder found light and started producing covers of pop songs. Ryder covered tracks by Sia, Alicia Keys and Justin Bieber, among others.

Acclaimed American singer Keys even commented on Ryder’s cover of her hit If I Ain’t Got You, thrusting the British star into the spotlight.

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