Long time readers of my blog will know I am a Eurovision tragic. Last year, thanks to covid, like a lot of things, Eurovision was cancelled. But I’ve just found out that it is being held this year – and it’s next week!
This is me right now…
This year it is being held in Rotterdam as the winning country hosts it the following year. So yes, Holland won it in 2019.
If you are unfamiliar with Eurovision it is an international singing contest, with each participating country sending one performance to represent the country.
Seen the movie, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga? This Will Ferell comedy came out in 2020 and it really does capture the essence of Eurovision. I felt the movie improved as it went on, and in particular the Eurovision contest and music could easily have been the real thing. A lot of previous contestants also make guest appearances in the movie. You don’t have to be a Eurovision tragic to enjoy this movie, but it probably helps. But it will give you an idea of what Eurovision is.
I’ll probably (okay, I will) talk more about Eurovision over the next week or two. Have you ever seen Eurovision? Love it, hate it or indifferent?
To close, here’s the winner from 2019: