I understand that the “PED” (Post Eurovision Depression) hit hard in the Eurovision fan world but please remember this.
If all tele voters and juries rank your country as number 11 you end up with 0 points, it do not mean the rest of the world hates your country.
So please agree to disagree but keep some sense in all this…
So, life going back to normal the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest is over. We thank Tel Aviv and take the circus to the Netherlands next year.
For a second year in a row a song I have at the end of my personal score board take the trophy. So its hard to not sound a bit grumpy. But it was no surprise this year while I last year was sure that the jury groups would have saved Europe from Nettas victory. Duncan been the favorite since the song was announced as the Dutch entry even if I never got the hype.
But let us celebrate the winner of the public vote, Norway! A bit of a surprise to me but well done Keiino.
The last and final download below, result with my comments and of course I must rub it in a bit… My prediction that Iceland would do some political protesting when it was clear they not going to win (or if win from the main stage).
So we have had the two semifinals and the final lineup and start order been announced and some favorites raised among the participants.
I have finally finalized the “2019 Eurovision book” and you can download it from this webpage. Unfortunately WordPress do not allow huge PDF files so I provide some options below.
- Download the Summary only
- Download the complete PDF booklet
During the contest tonight, using the hashtags #Eurovision #bjornnordlund you can follow the evening on Instagram and Twitter (mainly on Twitter)
My friends will of course be able to get the PDF as one file by emailing me, WhatUp me etc etc.
Have a fantastic evening and good luck to all participants.
So, finally we have the songs in place who will be compete on Saturday and yesterdays result ended up similar with the first semi, I managed to have 8 from my own list and 8 from my prediction.
One thing changed during the night. I kicked out out Croatia from my own list and added North Macedonia instead.
The result below
Tonight it´s finally time to kick off the Eurovision Song Contest from Tel Aviv in Israel. Semifinal no 1 is on paper (and in ears) not as good as semi final 2 so tonight whatever can happen for the reason that not really sure I even can find 10 songs in this heat that deserves to pass to the final. I know, lifespan’s not fair-
Tonights songs? My views? You find them on the PDF below. And as always I don´t rank the semifinals just pick my 10, guess 10 and tonight we can compare it to the result.
Be ready for the Eurovision week a la moi. Hopefully you will be able to follow my ups and downs, tops and bottoms, here this week with the grand finale on Saturday
Picture the official ESC logo from eurovision.tv
While I’m still listening in on the entries this year stuff happens in the Eurovision world well worth to discuss for a while.
First of all the announced performance by Madonna, yes she is the interval act 2019 in the final. And of course ESC fans go wild but hold your horses…
I might put my feet in my mouth but as some Tweets, FaceBookers and Instagram Eurovision fans post I do not think for a minute Madonna do this cause she is a Eurovision fan. The gal is smart and an entertainer and business woman first and it so happens she will release new material in 2019 after years of nothing. I think her last album was released 2015 (?)
And with the combination of a filthy rich guy paying her well and the promotion her new music will get performing in Eurovision well, win win so to speak.
Win win? Yes, she will have the promotion of a lifetime and the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv will most likely be the Eurovision Song Contest year with most viewers ever and from the broadcaster it’s a huge bitch slap in the face of all protesters saying that countries need to boycott the event this year.
And of course EBU will push that a record of viewers just proof the popularity of the show. Future EBU statement: “it has nothing to do with Madonna”
So what about this Madonna thing then? For me… I’m not that exited my Madonna years stopped around 1992 with “Erotica” since then, for me, she released some good singles but not even on my top ten favorites recording artists at the moment. But she is an amazing performer so I do not doubt for a second it will be a great show.
And let us say her saying yes to this will most likely push the Government in Israel to pay for the security which will now go from a 9 to 10. Tel Aviv will be the most secure city in the world 2 weeks in May. And a tip from me in Paris knowing how security works leave your back packs, bags and man bags at home to avoid being stopped over and over.
The picture from Eurovision.tv
So the semifinals running order ready so it is soon time to share my views on the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.
Confirmed to participate
Sometimes small, very small news just makes you happy and restore some of the doubts you have on the current situation in the world. But it is a fact, the mainly Moslim republic of Azerbaijan confirmed they will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 hosted in Israel.
A lot might happen before May 2019 and I don’t see Azerbaijan as a very religious country but it is the fact. Hope people, hope!