What can I tell you about with Wednesday?
We tried to walk to the toilet museum-yes their have a toilet history museum in Kiev. Unfortunately we did not find it as we failed to have the exact location on our map, just the street and couldn't access wlan. Instead we just walked around the streets back to our place to get ready for the OGAE party hosted with wiwibloggs.
While we should have known better by now we arrived fairly early to the euroclub and the show did not start until around 11pm.
Let me sum up some low-and highlights:
Somebody please replace the host in euroclub. We must be the worst host you have ever had. He is self centered, annoying and boring. Basically you see him walking around with his selfie stick trying to get as much pictures with celebrities, more for the fact to get followers from the look of it than for the joy of having a picture with the act. A host should try to keep the crowed going but his "any minute now" and pointless, repetitious "where are you from? Ah we recognized you already" is more than annoying by now.
The dj is playing nonstop non Eurovision songs. Upon asking why (especially on the night of the fanclub-party) they weren't playing ESC songs the response was, that the dj was Ukrainian and did not know Eurovision songs. This is the euroclub on wiwi jam/OGAE night and we have more than one dj in our fan clubs that could and would have done it for sure. Honestly, even just playing a Spotify or whatnot list would have had been better.
I've been duffed. I cannot give to much details, but there was a pretty bad teenage romcom (I am a sucker for those) about a duff and this pretty much happened to me last night. Too bad Henny has no interest whatsoever... Very uncomfortable and awkward.
The Latvian act was said to perform but did not show up.
Now for the highlights.
The line up was great. Lindita made me cry when we she sang her song after not qualifying and we wanted to give her a real round of applause to appreciate her song. She was obviously emotional about not getting through and still getting this support. She then gave a beautiful I will always love you -Whitney Houston rendition on stage. Just wonderful.
Poland really rocked the house with her brother, who "was paid to play the violin and not to talk" according to him. They both enjoyed being on stage.
Greeces' dancers were great and I tried to get a picture of those two for a friend but failed miserably as you can see below.
Montenegro rocked the house. As I said I understand why he did not qualify but man this guy knows how to rock a stage. It was brilliant. So much so that we did not care that Sweden was up on stage next.
Later we were surprised by self proclaimed ESC whore Krista Siegfrids with her song marry me.
Also Alma actually came after performing in the jury semi to perform fear song on stage.
Biggest surprise of the evening however, hands down has to be the closing act.
Mans zelmerlöw was actually there to perform and the crowed went wild. And can I just say: totally get why he won. And his charisma and stage presence is a million times beeper than robins.
When the first playback started he looked surprised. I believe he expected that he would sing hero but instead the song cara Mia was played, but mans just changed gears and performed. Afterwards he did sing heroes.
A little let down: wiwibloggs interviewed him and they talked about love love peace peace-the greatest interval act in a long time.he was asked if he could sing it for us and mans agreed if they had the track. So wiwibloggs suggested to regroup in a few minutes when they found the song but in the end they didn't. This way there was no real final good buy and I think mans could possibly have sung the song acapella with the audience.
Next up... Go Ireland! Please remember to vote. Germany you are allowed to vote on the second semi so please help Brendan.
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