I'm a little sour about Israel winning because they've been pretty open and upfront about wanting to use the contest to basically whitewash themselves and turn it into a propagandic shitshow, and I liked that people told Russia to fuck off with that back in 2016. It was kinda satisfying to see that they threw in the towel on trying to outraise the competition this year.
But obviously that doesn't have anything to do with the actual artist herself and I thought she carried the performance really well, when they played the highlight reel of all the tracks it was very obvious how she stood out from the rest of the pop competitors. I didn't really have a favourite personally, I liked Hungary and Austria came through much
better in the live peformance, but nothing I'm planning to return to now that it's over.
Holy shit, Poland sucked! They won the eliminations here by only one point, and I'd much prefer if the band that got second place went there instead - although I may be biased because I sing on their debut album
LOL that was fucking awful, I loved how they kept doubling down on their little snake dance thing like they thought that was gonna be the cool new trend that would spark off from their song.
PluMGMK wrote:I don't really think it was more understandable or less insulting to the audience than Dustin though tbh.
It was a metaphor for the bullies that mocked her in school, the point was that she was mocking them back in the same way they did to her with a "now I'm at Eurovision and more successful than any of you" context.
Apparently the "real music" crowd was very offended but I'm still surprised there's apparently people who go into Eurovision thinking they're about to witness high-brow professional music making, there were like 15 derivative radio pop singles and at least two dabs.