So it’s time for one of my 2 favorite yearly TV event – The Eurovision Song Contest … and this year will it be held in Lisbon, 8 -12th of May. The 63rd edition.
For me is it an evening (very long) when the magic happens – where there is no conflicts or polities … no religions … sex orientation or skin color. It’s all about music … where there are no borders. An evening of music, strange customs and plenty of joy. Russia is back in the game this year. Bring it on!!!!!
A total of 43 countries taking part in this year:
- Czech Republic
- The Netherlands
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
Last year the event had 180 million TV viewers. This year the American broadcaster Logo TV will broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest.
I have a couple of favorites. I have problems with deciding which is my top favorite.
Czech Republic: ‘Lie To Me’ – Mikolas Josef
Denmark: ‘Higher Ground” – Rasmussen
Italy: ‘Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente’ – Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro
Bulgaria: ‘Bones’ – Equinox
Armenia: ‘Qami’ – Sevak Khanagyan
At the bookies … 1. Israel – 2. Estiona – 3. The Czech Republic, this is the latest odds with Sweden on 6th place. I don’t think the best song won this year. I don’t like it. it’s okay … but not much more! Maybe it will grow on me.
Sweden: Benjamin Ingrosso – “Dance You Off”
Looking forward to the event. I will be glued to the TV … it’s loads of great songs in the contest this year … so may the best song win and let us all be aboard.
“It’s supposed to be bad.
And the worse it is, the more fun it is”
Terry Wogan, 1997 -BBC commenter for 33 years
(about the Eurovision Song Contest)
Eurovision theme is Prelude from “Te Deum” by Marc-Antoine Charpentier … a French composer (1643 – 1704). He composed his grand polyphonic motet Te Deum (H. 146) in D major probably between 1688 and 1698. In 1954 it was chosen as the theme music preceding the broadcasts of the European Broadcasting Union.