But not to worry, Sweden was still strongly represented. The Swedish song may have fallen at the first hurdle, but the whole contest was full of Swedish dancers, backing singers, choreographers and songwriters. There was even a Swedish celebrity pianist on stage backing up Belarus.
Without Swedish involvement, the contest wouldn’t have been as professional. So we can also see 2010 as a Swedish success, according to commentators and journalists.
I guess it’s good to be grateful when you get thrown a crumb from the banquet table.