Eurovision viewers slam boring Switzerland song and say it should be on John Lewis ad

Eurovision viewers have slammed Switzerland's entry for being "boring" – and have even suggested it'd be perfect for a John Lewis advert.

The entry, Boys Don't Cry by Marius Bear, is a melancholic yet uplifting ballad. The performance featured Marius standing alone on stage against a plain black backdrop as animations of tears and a kite played behind him.

The song featured lyrics about how men should connect with and express their emotions, and with a understated jazz rhythm akin to a Disney ballad, the song didn’t seem to go down too well with UK viewers.

Many fans took to Twitter to express their dislike of the track, labelling it boring.

Some even went as far as to suggest it would be perfect for the John Lewis Christmas advert, which each year features a ballad-style cover of a famous track.

One fan wrote: "Switzerland pitching right in their for the 2022 painfully whimsical John Lewis Ad."

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Another commented: "Saw someone said John Lewis will be suing [artist name] and it's so true! Sounded exactly like a song in one their ads haha!"

While another fan went on to joke: "I know it's a John Lewis ad song, I just can't work out what it's a cover of."

"Louis Armstrong writes a John Lewis advert” song," wrote another, while another called it "bloody awful" and "like a John Lewis ad on a Poundland budget".

"Netherlands and Switzerland should go to the same therapist."

This year’s Eurovision Song Contest has been criticised by fans for featuring too many “slow” and “boring” ballads.

One viewer even went as far as to comment: "I see the netherlands are competing with switzerland for the title of the most boring song of eurovision 2022."

Some did come out in defence of the track, saying that out of the many slower tracks, it was one of the contest's better ones.

One wrote: "Hmmmm. In the battle of the ballads Italy and Switzerland have it. Sorry Netherlands."

Another rated it highly: "OMG Switzerland very touching. 8/10"

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"Best of the ballads so far I reckon.. [the Netherlands] and Switzerland."

The UK is one of the few countries not competing with a ballad.

Sam Ryder, one of the favourites to win the competition, is competing with an uplifting pop number called Spaceman.

He co-wrote the song with Amy Wadge, who also co-wrote Ed Sheeran 's hit track, Thinking Out Loud.

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