Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

Eurovision wrap-up

Well, I was surprised by Germany's win. A decent enough song, but of course we native anglophones will have been much more annoyed by Lena's marvellous travelling accent than most voters were. Not at all surprised that Britain came last - neither the lead vocalist nor the backing singers actually sang in tune, and even in Eurovision that can make a crucial difference. Turkey came second by the cunning strategy of entering actual musicians. If they hadn't used horrible strobe lighting, and had omitted the female robot doing a striptease (I am not joking), they might have done even better. Altogether an event that showed Europe at its most, well, something; checking facebook I saw a Spanish friend posting increasingly jubilant entries from a beer garden in Berlin. She was in the right place this evening!
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