This post will have nothing to do with Lady Gaga, so don’t run off just yet. I’d just like to take a quick moment to thank everyone for coming to this site. Today’s post broke the record for blog activity and up to that point, my day was pretty bad. So thanks for the little pick-me-up!
Just to not waste this post, I’ll update you on my Eurovision fan contest experience. I was playing as the Faroe Islands in the Your Eurovision contest on YouTube.
And I didn’t make it! Some of the players have Facebook pages for their countries and have posted their votes there. So far, I’m at nul and my bet is I’ll stay there. I never figured I’d set the scoreboard ablaze with a little acoustic ballad but damn. I will say that in the recap video, the guy probably picked the worst part of the song. Couple that with the fact that I came right after Sirusho’s “PreGomesh” and I was dead in water. Oh, and since this was only my second time playing, I’m ineligible to participate in the December edition.
However, the Swedish player has his own contest and he invited me. So I joined. As Poland. And probably doomed myself again.
Since this is just a total catchall post at this point, why not talk about Junior Eurovision? (Bye everyone!) I think sometime far in the future, I’ll give the kids’ contest that same treatment I’m giving to the big show, but that’s a long way’s away. As the earliest teaser trailer ever, here’s a really good song from Sweden in 2009. Jaz recently named it as her favorite song from JESC ever and I might end up agreeing. Just for fun, here’s Mimmi Sandén’s “Du.”
Fun Fact: Sweden has sent two songs to Eurovision with the title “You” and I’ve loved them both.
Finally, two non-Eurovision related things. Okay, not really. First, I know probably no one cares besides me, but what do you think about the new look of the site? For autumn and winter, I thought it would be better to ditch the warm colors for something cooler and I love glass, so this just seemed perfect. Secondly, I made this background for my absolvte favorite band, CHVRCHES.
It originally came from the fake design I made for ESC 2014 (x <- view there) but the imagery was sort of like their’s, so I just continued and this happened. Do you like it? I’m collecting pieces for my art school portfolio and I think this could make the cut. Anyway, I’ve rambled long enough, so until ESC 1977 is done, have a lovely day. Or week. Or month, if the situation may be.