I’ve always liked the Eurovision. Almost every year, for as long as I can remember, my family and I have sat down together to watch the song contest.
There were some quite nice songs this year. I especially liked The Netherlands’ song and also Sweden’s. I felt the latter was mostly good, but there was one line in particular that didn’t work. Still, the high notes the singer hit were particularly impressive.
Iceland’s song was especially catchy. I have to say, however, that there were a couple of songs where I wondered if the singers actually knew what the words they were singing meant. One song in particular had lyrics that really didn’t go well together.
The song called Mustache (France’s, I believe) was particularly strange. My brother quite liked it, though.
I wasn’t very keen on Hungary’s song. It was well-performed, but I felt it was a little too depressing for Eurovision.
I really did like Russia’s song, too. I thought it could have done better than it did – and the booing every time they received points wasn’t cool.
I did particularly like the UK’s song. There have been some years it hasn’t been very good at all (in my opinion), but I felt this year’s was quite good. It got more points than I was expecting.
I did like Austria’s song, but there were a couple I liked more. Still, this year’s winner was one of the good ones.
The voting wasn’t quite as tactical as some years, but there were a few obvious, ‘And twelve points go to…’
I did think that good use was made of the screens and stage. There were some really effective images utilised.
I do look forward to next year’s Eurovision and if you haven’t heard any of the songs, I recommend looking them up. There was a nice variety and some of them were really quite lovely.