Wednesday, May 10, 2017

ESC 2017 FINLAND - MEDIA REACTIONS 3: WE STILL HAVE A GOOD SONG AND LIFE GOES ON

Chagrined but still happy about their achievement. That's the way Norma John presented to YLE News after last night's non-qualification. As true professionals they stayed calm and despite disappointment went on giving interviews pointing out that it's very difficult to compete with music. "It's a question of opinions. people hear the song maybe for the first time and vote by that first impression" says Lasse. They also say it's useless to speculate why it ended like this. "We still have a great song. Eurovision is like roller coaster and you never know how it ends" continues Leena.
Norma John is still happy they had this opportunity being an indie band that does everything by thenselves. "Of course we are chagrined as we did a good job and it's our song, we wrote it. No need to feel miserable that this happened to Finland again. C'est la vie. But this is certainly something we will remember sitting in a rocking chair when we are old and recommend it to everyone, no matter how it ends. Great experience! It's not the end, competition is competition, music is music and life goes on!"

1 comment:

secujski said...

As a big fan of this song, I'd like to share my thoughts as to what may have contributed to this outcome. The performance seemed to me a bit overeager (as is often the case in ESC). I expected it to be nostalgic, wistful, and temperate above all - but it was surprisingly intense and came across almost as desperate. However, it was still a sure qualifier for me. Regardless of the outcome, as a whole package, it was a job very well done! Finland, keep sending songs like this, please :)

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