The Morning After The Night Before…
Congratulations Sweden! Grattis Sverige! Måns Zelmerlöw took the crown, on the shows 60th Birthday, with his song Heroes. The song is great. Måns is a Swedish God which obviously had no impact in the scoring at all 😉 ! The staging for his performance was one of the cleverest of the night. Working to a black digital background he interacted with an army of stick men, had wings of a butterfly and got wet in digital rain. It was a brilliant performance. A worthy winner.
My Top 5 of the night where as follows (in any order).
- Italy #03
- Sweden #01
- Norway #08
- Hungry #20
- Russia #02
What was GREAT
- Every song was good. I’d happily have the album in the car,
- The theme of building bridges really worked.
- Conchita Wurst who won it last year looked amazing! I couldn’t work out what I was looking at as to whether I thought she was hot or attractive. It did confuse me slightly – especially in that black cat suit…wow!
- There was a good mix of solos, duets and bands, even a few playing actual instruments!
- There was, of course, tons of dodgy choreography!
- The Graham Norton one-liners “Even in 2015 it’s like there’s a tin can and string connecting us to some of these countries.”
What was MISSING
- It wasn’t very european. It wasn’t very cheesy. There was only 4/27 countries that actually sang in their mother tongue (discounting the UK and Australia).
- There was no roller blading violinists wearing wings. Or any form of fancy dress really. I look forward to that every year. It was a little too serious this year.
- Nobody crashed the stage.
- The Netherlands – Obviously
- Ireland. I missed the dulcet tones of the Irish. It was a shame they never made it through.
As my last Eurovision 2015 post I’m going to share a few opinions I had on the nights performances in the order they performed.