Tag Archives: Eurovision 2017

Loves me some Eurovision, 2017 pt. 5: Grand finale and wrap up

The Songs with a Bye This year more than ever showed how wrongheaded giving some countries a bye into the final is. Let’s take each one in order of appearance. Italy – Italy is very good at producing grand sweepingly … Continue reading

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Loves me some Eurovision, 2017 pt. 4: second semi-final notes and songs with a bye

General second semi-final notes As I predicted the sound quality was a lot better for the second semi, I’m hoping it stays like that for the final. I usually don’t watch the opening numbers or non-competitive song parts but they … Continue reading

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Loves me some Eurovision, 2017 pt. 3: second semi-final

I stopped watching after the perfromances so now I will do a rundown of the songs with my personal picks for the top 10 (based on song, performance, weirdness, other intangibles) before checking out which songs actually qualified. Serbia – … Continue reading

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Loves me some Eurovision, 2017 pt. 2: first semi-final notes

Just a couple of notes on the semi-final and on Eurovision in general. Logo The logo is kind of blah and the slogan “Celebrate Diversity” sounds old and tired. It might be needed in Ukraine at this particular time, but… … Continue reading

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Loves me some Eurovision, 2017 pt 1: first semi-final

Eurovision is a glorious, overblown, one of a kind mutant cultural spectacle. I love it more than words can say (though usually the songs are crap and I almost never agree with the results). Anyhoo, I’d been thinking it was … Continue reading

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