By Nisa Dari
One of the organisers of the Eurovision song contest party on the DMU campus has said that it was so successful they will raise their expectations for next year.
The Eurovision event was held at the De Montfort Student’s Union (DSU) building, with a big screen on Saturday, May 13, for students to come and watch the grand final.
Lee Paxman, the head of income generation and enterprise at the DSU, said: “We set quite low expectations and it beat those expectations in regards to attendance.
“The most successful part of it was the ease it could be run.”
The DSU is planning to provide food and drinks for students next year as he said the team had not realised students would request any.
“I believe one table left halfway through the scoring and that was probably because the UK wasn’t doing particularly well.
“But 95 per cent of the people who attended stayed until the end of the event which gives you the impression they enjoyed it.”
This year’s Eurovision song contest was won by Loreen of Sweden and Käärijä of Finland was runner up. Mae Muller from the UK, who was one of the favourites, finished second from bottom in the final.
Andrew added: “The reason the UK didn’t do well is because of stage presence.
“Sometimes the result is what it is, there’s no underlying current behind it.”
The theme ‘united by music’ was to show how everyone is united with Ukraine due to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.