Eurovision

May. 14th, 2017 11:41 pm
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Apparently the juries and the home voters saw strengths in the winner that I did not.

Date: 2017-05-15 06:51 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] felila
He wore an ill-fitting suit with no rhinestones and he sang (beautifully) from the heart. Would have gotten my vote, were I able to vote.

Contrast the Swedish entry, with the smirking "I am so hot" singer. I would have kneed him in the balls, were I there and were I not a peaceful Buddhist :)

Date: 2017-05-15 06:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hrj
I think I need to file that comment away for future re-use. (In a suitably generalized form.)

Date: 2017-05-15 09:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mtbc
I too wasn't a fan, though I thought it improved a little when his sister sang a bit in the reprise, she seemed to me to fit it better. Though I didn't much like the Bulgarian entry either so clearly I hardly have my finger on the relevant pulse. I even preferred the Armenian entry to those and they scored less than the UK did.

Date: 2017-05-16 12:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lydy
I wanted the Cyprus entry to win. I would have been pleased with the bizarre, yodeling Romanians. Every time the tally for Portugal came in, I whined bitterly while my traveling companion laughed his ass off.

I did see the competition in the perfect circumstances: drunk on good British ale, in London, with an amenable traveling companion. I have never seen any Eurovision anything before, so I was gobsmacked, and he was delighted with my appalled naivety. A wonderful evening. And gods, I was so hung over the next morning.

(frozen)

Date: 2017-05-16 05:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] matgb
I think it's an indication that Eurovision voters aren't necessarily all fans of the Europop that normally gets entered and something different stands out more than perhaps it deserves if there was a better spread of entries.

See also: Lordi

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