Below you can see I said the Swiss entry was too cerebral for a win. I also said that the singer looked like Glenn Medeiros. What do I know ??
BREAKING NEWS: THE UNITED KINGDOM GIVES FRANCE 12 POINTS.
Who Said Brexit Made a Difference?
NON-BREAKING NEWS: Greece gives CYPRUS 12 points. AND VICE VERSA!! WHO KNEW?
Better the devil you know, right? (It’s a joke. The Cypriot entrance was called El Diablo)
France is my prediction elsewhere. Remember that if they win. And if they don’t, I’ll erase that line. Okay?
Malta and Italy are overwhelmingly, warmly, in the race. For god’s sake, someone is stopping this.
San Marino got some early traction. Maybe Flo Rida has more influence than I thought! Then France got 12 points from San Marino. I can barely contain myself …
Eurovision 2021 is a welcome return for the continent-wide song competition. The votes are coming in right now and we are awaiting the result.
Held in Rotterdam after a year of postponement, the small but generally insane audience were delighted to witness a veritable assortment of talent.
Obviously it was a mixed bag. But there is no doubt that it was good to get it back.
Rotterdam hosted the event after Duncan Laurence, who was unable to perform live this year due to testing positive for COVID, won the 2019 gala.
For viewers watching the UK stream, the dreaded Graham Norton was on hand to provide an ever-needed slice of realism.
“It’s kettle… if you hate kettle,” he said of the German entry, which was less of a yeast feast and more of a children’s cartoon.
From the Lithuanian entry, Norton suggested that she looked like “IT people who dressed up as (British pop act) Steps.” And not without valid reason. However, I can see the dance moves spreading across the continent. Raise your arms to your face, children!
Ukraine came to the party under the guise of METZ advertising “judderman” from the 90s. A threat of nightmarish folk dancing. “If you’ve ever wondered what happened to Orville… the lead singer seems to be wearing it,” Norton joked, referring to the lead singer’s green plumage.
Serbia made its case for EU membership with girl power trio, Hurricane, and Finland once again exposed its heavy metal credentials, following in the footsteps of 2006 winner Lordi.
“Just like Cleopatra” sang the Azeri entry, which revisited the story of Mata Hari for some reason.
Norwegian TIX brought a pop-rock sensibility to the proceedings, and the Tourettes victim sported a massive pair of angel wings. Her song mentioned angels, so it’s okay. And the key change came from 1988, which was refreshing.
British entries, once vaunted in the early days of Eurovision, have been dismal in recent decades, with the exception of a 1997 victory for Katrina and the Waves. This year’s impoverished entry did nothing to calm the stomach.
France has had one of the most engaged vocal performances of recent years, and will bring comparisons to Celine Dion’s victory for Switzerland in 1988. It was 33 years ago for those of us who love. the masochism of feeling old.
The Swiss entry was interesting. Excellent vocals, thoughtful modal changes in the writing and a great performance. But too cerebral for a victory? Perhaps. Courageous young singer, with a fleeting resemblance to Glenn Medeiros. What you think of it is up to you.
Italy came to the party with a rock number that was alternately Freddie Mercury and Rage Against the Machine. “Rotterdam: make some noise” they shouted. And the limited crowd made that noise. Hope the pants hang on, they looked great. Rock is a big deal in Italy so it’s good to see them bring that to Eurovision.
Flo-Rida, rap artist selling millions of records, was there, inexplicably, to accompany the entry of San Marino. Riding on a rotating diamond, the Cleo-Lane-esque performer was dizzying. And while her famous co-star contributed little to the show, there was an unmistakable spritz to that, the final song before the vote.
“Music brings us together,” say the hosts. And it is difficult to argue. The songs were largely decent this year, and while there wasn’t a lot of love for the UK entry, it was more because she wasn’t inspiring than for everything. type of political agenda.
The votes are coming in now, so stay tuned for the result!
As Dr Eurovision told Euronews, that’s everyone’s prize this year.
Rotterdam offered us all a concert of the former winners during the voting. It was a joy to watch the 1975 winners Teach-In play. Their winning song, Ding-a-Dong, had a clear influence on the Eurovision-inspired film “The Story of the Fire Saga” starring Will Ferrell.
And thankfully, Lordi was on hand to show the world why Hard Rock Hallelujah was hands down the best entry 15 years ago.