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EUROVISION 2024: THE DAY AFTER.... CRISIS THERAPY NEEDED?


After yesterday's chaos the television broadcast went by without too many hic ups. With booing to Martin Österdahl and Israel. A huge sign of relief when Ukraine passed Israel in the scoreboard. Overpowering jury support to Switzerland that made Croatia's Baby Lasagna even more a Käärijä, part 2. He even got a hero's welcome back party at home just like Käärijä. Meanwhile in Switzerland Geneva and Basel at least have already stepped up to host next year's contest. Apparently Swedish police has let Joost Klein go.

But Eurovision song contest is in crisis after all this. It's everywhere, even in the Finnish tv-news as I just watched. Eurovision is broken and needs fixing. Fandom is asking Österdahl and all Reference group to step out and be replaced. Several artists have come out now afterwards that it's been a traumatic experience rather than the best time of their lives and fun. 

So many questions open until everything can go on and start getting ready for the next edition. 

But before that let's have a look at last night's interval acts and the show. Somehow I felt it was a bit of undertone as well what comes to Petra and Malin. Unlike the semi-finals I don't recall any especially funny lines or jokes.... if not that "give them a bottle and wine and they'll come!" about Alcazar.
That was funny. And probably true and therefor extra fun! But then again goes to that already familiar category: Let's just invite some Eurovision acts, fans will eat it up. 
As did the ABBA tribute thingy with Charlotte Perrelli (again!!! why not Lena Philipsson? Sanna Nielsen? Anyone else?), Carola and Conchita Wurst. It was nice to see Conchita back dressed up as Conchita but Carola forgot to go to a hairdresser I suppose....
Then we had Loreen. Over 6 minutes of a torture if you are not a fan. The first minute or so was interesting but then it dragged on and on and on.... I admit, I was never a fan when Euphoria won, I certainly wasn't a fan when Tattoo won. Now I think my chapter with Loreen will be closed forever. Just no. And what I heard from family and friends I'm not alone with this. But then again you can't please everyone, can you?
The flag parade was nice. Thanks to the stage. Amazing graphics and lights. Nemo manages to bring a forbidden flag with him and Angelina managed to create a Palestine flag with her black dress and the way she dragged the Italian flag with her. Well done. 
The opening with Björn Skifs was great story telling but done in such insignificant lazy way that it almost made to switch channel. Maybe many did, but as I hard Eurovision fan I didn't. 
Nemo wins and doesn't only break the code but also the trophy. Crash!







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