Eurovision Song Contest 2017 May 15, 2017 16:08:15 GMT
Post by Jeff on May 15, 2017 16:08:15 GMT
Yes, we were 8th after the "expert" jury vote but once the European public had their say we fell to 15th ! Still, our best performance since 2011.
I watched the entire show (almost 4 hours) with a pen and paper and gave my own marks to each song. (Yes, I really am that sad !). Truth to tell I had Croatia and Portugal as joint-leaders and Germany in 3rd. (I thought they had a strong entry. Others didn't). I thought the Croatia entry was interesting since the guy has two ways of singing. In fact if you close your eyes you think there are two singers on the stage. He does remind me a bit of a rather annoying gentleman in an insurance advert. Maybe that's why he came 13th. But he was unique. He's hard to compare with anyone ! Nevertheless I can see him as a support act on someone's tour in the coming months, if not in his own show !
I don't think Salvador Sobral would approve of the special effects and flashing lights. Here is the winning song
And of course we must see the yodelling Romanians again. Yes Comet they were good !
The winner reminds me of the Holland entry from a few years ago, just 2 singers on the stage with no special effects. It's interesting to speculate on the voting. We know you can't vote for your own song in your own country. What you can do however is vote for your own song in someone else's country ! Since there are 3 times as many EU nationals living in the UK as Brits living in Spain for example it is not surprising that the UK never gets in the Top 10 any more (not for the last 20 years anyway).