Wednesday, May 11, 2016

ESC 2016 FINLAND: HARD CRITICS IN MEDIA FOR FINLAND'S STAGING

People haven't been exactly kind in social medias after Finland's Sandhja's Sing it away was shown on television last night, even before the results were in and Finland was out from the final on Saturday. Chatrooms are filled with nasty comments and critic, and some constructive views of what went wrong. Some are demanding the whole YLE's Eurovision team to be sacked, some blame Sandhja and her backings singing out of tune. Her dress gets a lot of critics as well, so does the whole team lookwise. Everyone's opinion seems to be it was too plain and simple, and it's not enough just to walk on stage and dance it away when you have the world's largest stage and the most imaginative props and lights in use, if you want to. One doesn't have go to the Russian way but at least something. Anything! It seems it worked in arena but on tv screen no.
To this blogger this seems a dejà vú from 1978 when Seija Simola was crushed in media and eventually her long and succesful career was over after Eurovision...... And that's not fair!

"That was absolutely abysmal",
"Pick a note Finland, any note", 

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