Beren (beren_writes) wrote,

Eurovision - My Thoughts

We had a very small Eurovision gathering on Saturday, only five of us, but a great time was had by all.

Way too much food was consumed, but surprisingly, not a lot of alcohol :).

Rob and I watched the two semi-finals too. Petra and Mans were both brilliant as presenters and their interval song about how to win the song contest in the live final was amazing and hilarious :).

I had four favourites, only one of which did really well:

Croatia (Nina Kraljić - Lighthouse)

Israel (Hovi Star - Made Of Stars)

Cyprus (Minus One - Alter Ego)

Australia (Dami Im - Sound Of Silence)

Well done to Jamala and the Ukraine for winning - she gave an amazing performance and it seemed to come straight from the heart.

I didn't think ours deserved to come down so low in the ranks, but it's clear the popular vote was not with us, even though the juries seemed to like the song.

I have purchased the album and some of the songs work better recorded and others worked better live, but it's a great bouncy album that makes me smile.

The new voting format was actually interesting and did make it more exciting. Who knew the phone vote was more political than the juries. I suspect actually the juries worked very hard to not be political because everyone could see all their votes. :)

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