Yay! We had a blast last night even though neither of our favorites did win. After all, it’s only teardrops, and we are super happy we get to go to our favorite city Copenhagen (most probably) next year. Here’s a summary of yesterday for you, written in a state of after shock caused by two liters of vodka, two hours of sleep and six cups of what only Starbucks would call coffee.
With the Grand Final only hours away we’re at the press center catching up on the latest gossip and behind the scenes updates. Before we’re off to throw on our finest feathers, we have time to give you a quick run through of tonight’s upcoming show, which might be worthwhile to think about when making up your mind on who to cast your vote for:
All righty then! While most of our fellow Norwegians have spent the day suffocating in too tight bunads, stuffing their face with ice cream and hotdogs, we have been in Malmø Arena to catch the first dress rehearsal before the Grand Final. How very exiting. Squeal!
We can promise you a wicked show, the Swedes certainly know their stuff and you can really tell they have been gagging to transfer Melodifestivalen to a pan European format.
Pew, we’re happy Margaret made it to the final. While we have been loving the song the whole time, we were never quite as sure as the usual suspects of Norwegian newspaper nationalists on qualifying.
Did have another great day with many grand happenings, theses being among the highlights:
Ok, then, that’s all the 20 finalists coming out of the semi-finals settled. Now it’s time to focus fully on the Grand Final and take a look at those who simply skips the hassle of qualifying, the Big 5 and the host country. You’ll find entries scattered along the scale from bloody awful to absolutely brilliant! This completes this years’ reviews:
What a fabulous day we spent in Malmø yesterday!
We woke up in an interior magazine…er, correction, in the fantastic appartment we rented from the even more fantastic landlord Jimmy. Unfortunately, due to our previously boozy night, we woke up to a moment a bit like this:
Europe’s getting ready to pick another ten finalists for Saturday’s Grand Final. Lots of goodies coming up here, with the Greek Gods and the Hungarian hipster ByeAlex as front runners. This is also the night where our very own Margaret will hopefully kick some serious butt. Hurrah! Here’s what we thought when reviewing the semifinalists in the second semifinal:
It’s time for our yearly interview series where we do what we do best: Flirt with Eurovision hunks disguising it all as serious journalism. What better than to start off with our favorite Hungarian, ByeAlex, who also appears to be everyone else’s favorite Magyar. After we put him on our hot list, the number of readers from his home country went ballistic and we are seriously considering applying for citizenship ourselves. Now we only wish we would have put ByeAlex and his impeccable sense of style higher on the list, but at least we dropped him theses questions:
This is Malmø calling! Yesterday we finally jetted across Skagerrak to take proper part in the shenanigans a certain singing contest is creating down in Southern Sweden. After having stacked up on booze at the Duty Free shop, and spilled all the money we saved by having mediocre and insanely expensive sushi at Oslo Airport, we were good and ready to hit the town and start stalking Eurovision celebs and harassing friends and fellow fans we met along our way.
Unfortunately we made it a little late to catch the semi-final live in the arena so we decided to watch it on the big screen in one of Malmø’s finer establishments. So did around 40 middle aged primary school teachers. We can safely say we had a blast. Good thing the bar was just across the street from Euroclub so we tippy toed our way over there to celebrate the ten qualifiers and mourn those we lost. Or the other way around when it comes to a couple of the songs.
Holy cannoli, only one day left before it kicks off with the first semifinal! To help you prepare for tomorrow night and save you the trouble of scrolling through our very randomly published posts, here’s a nice and tidy collection of our reviews of the first semifinalists: