The second semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 made many rejoice to see the performances of San Marino, Albania or Bulgaria passing the cut and getting a place in the grand final that will take place on Saturday May 22 at 9:00 p.m. ( peninsular time). However, this phase of the contest also left the odd anecdote.
As many viewers know, Switzerland’s proposal for the Song Festival is the one used in the header of the docuserie Rocío, tell the truth to stay alive, a fact that Spanish Television preferred to omit. Without a doubt, a detail that the spectators did not overlook.
The commentators of the event, Julia Varela and Tony Aguilar, They had no qualms about naming other competing formats in which other representatives had participated. Thus, it was spoken, directly, of The voice, Got Talent O Idol Kids avoiding the strategy of other years in which they were referred to as “a show” or “a famous talent show“.
Despite this, after Switzerland’s performance, in position number 16, Julia Varela spoke of All the Universe What “a song that you will surely recognize for having been the soundtrack of a very popular television program in our country”. Public television chose to use this euphemism, which is strange, especially considering the previous allusions.
Be that as it may, Adolfo Rodríguez, community manager of Mediaset Spain was not silent and, through his Twitter account, confessed his discomfort: “Compis, nothing happens to promptly mention the work of other companies that generate social conversation“.
Just a note: ‘Tout L’Universe’ has not put an OST to “a well-known TV program” but to the docuseries @rocioseguirviva.
Compis, nothing happens to promptly mention the work of other companies that generate social conversation. Really # EuroSemi1 #Eurovision
– Adolfo Rodríguez (@AdolfoRH) May 20, 2021
When there were only three places left to perform in the 2021 Eurovision grand final, Gjon’s Tears heard the name of his country as one of the qualifiers, at which point Víctor Escudero, expert and commentator of the Festival, winked at the docurserie: “Going to the final to stay alive is the title of this moment”.