- February 10, 2021
This thread is for any general Eurovision 2023 discussion not limited to or specifically about any country's national selections or song choices.
Last moment is a bad idea, they need to set up the whole logistics for every staging. You change stuff around within a few days, going into the finals, but not a couple of minutes.I wonder why they don't make the running order at the last moment, at the opening ceremony... If they had the rehearsals already done, they could better see how is gonna look each candidate. It's like making the running order of the final, but for the semi finals.
Never claimed there was only one set of votes just that you were overblowing Austria's likelyhood to award Albania big (just look at the last two editions - Austria gave Albania 3 points last year and 2 points the year before in their shared semi its insignificant amount to look at when discussing qualification)
... SF2 however is the weirdest SF flow i've ever seen in the contest, wonder what's actually going on there (the second half has better flow arrangement that some weaker songs feels strong now)...
To be fair, the flow can only be as good as the songs they are working with allow. Considering that each song is not only locked into a certain semi-final, but also which half of the semi-final, the producers' options become pretty restricted.
We could, in theory, have one half of a semi-final filled with all ballads, while the other half were all male solo entries. That would make a horrible flow, but it's what they have to work with.
It's all down to the luck of the draw and what happens to win in the different national selections. The producers can't really do anything about that - unless they decide to change the rules (again).
That, too, yes.One thing that comes to my mind is technical complexity. Some stages have simple sets and others brought crazy props which causes time concerns.
It can explain the way Sweden is 11th since the LED panini (as aforementioned by empo21) would take long to install. Based on that Georgia might have a drama set and either Portugal or Latvia might've planned something complicated as well.