For Your Vision – EUROVISION


I wrote last year and I am quoting: ”Would you believe that Finland is taking part in the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest* this year with a song – read: a show – that could actually get somewhere? I am not a fan of this kind of performing, but nevertheless, I am going to follow to see how the show develops. What I am going to sorely miss – as I always do when not in the British Isles this time of the year – is the hilarious and sharp BBC commentary of Terry Wogan – that verbally able Irishman – on the competition. His comments really are priceless making the viewing of the show more bearable in spite all the gaudiness and the tack of the performances.”

Finland won the competition, so that this year the circus is in Helsinki. And Da Blonde is not there to enjoy it.

The lead singer of this band comes from the town in Lapland called, Rovaniemi, which is also the birth town of my mother. I am originally from another part of Lapland, The Tornio Valley. Lovely places, so they are. What I am left wondering, pondering is this:

1. Was it the white nights during the Polar Day or

2. Was it the endless darkness during the Polar Night that got to him in the end?

According to an article that I read about this man is that he used to make extra cash during the Christmas times dressing as a santa. So, it seems to be in his blood to dress-up in fancy costumes impersonating somebody else while he himself remains in the background. Hmm… I saw a picture in another newspaper that made me think: “Oh, it is your man!” But actually it was the mummy that was found in Peru quite recently. The alikeness of the two is rather astonishing, really.

Tis for now. Riihele xx.


PS. Did you know that The Monty Python has their version of the Eurovision Song Contest?

* Explanation to the non-Europeans: This competition is BIG as in HUGE. Over 100 million people watch the Eurovision Song Contest. To win it is BIG. There was also a large media presence there of 2000 journalists doing the coverage worldwide. Compare that to the American Idol that has only 30+ million viewers.


2 Responses

  1. cannot wait to see who wins this year!!

  2. La Flor
    Thank you for the comment. Well, would you believe, that it was Serbia that won?!! Rii xx

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