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Eurovision 2015 Final [May. 23rd, 2015|04:25 pm]
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So Sweden wins! I'm perfectly happy with that result. And Listening to it again, the song is actually better than it seemed the first time.

Hungry were my favorites, though :( So totally underrated. But Eurovision voting almost never prefers the songs I do, so...

Putting politics aside (which is the right thing to do really, but kind of hard, seeing as Eurovision IS pretty politicized) Russia DID have a very good song. Objectively one of the best, so it's a totally deserved 2nd place, ngl.

(We weren't sure when it was airing and missed most of the actual final. So I still need to catch up on the people who I didn't see in the semis - Big 5, Australia, Austria - to see what I think of the songs. From the previews I got on tv, it looks like the British had some wacky song again, Spain had something pretty, but there didn't seem to be anything instantly catchy. Everyone liked Italy, so I should probably check that one out.)

I was watching all of this on a Russian channel. The commentators behaved themselves, thankfully. They did start going off into bitter self-aggrandizement land there a bit at the very end. But I'll give them a break - it was a tense vote and they were upset. Their behavior was still miles better than many Russian athletic commentators.
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[User Picture]From: lokifan
2015-06-07 12:20 pm (UTC)
I was cool with Sweden winning too, though it wasn't a favoyurite.

Russia winning second place... yeah, it's hard to take the politics out of it - like you said, Eurovision is politicised, and it's also like... the song choice was so very clearly a PR effort, especially after last year's booing, so it's annoying to me that that worked to any degree? BUT she gave a good performance and the song was fine.

Yep, our song was whacky as usual :)
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