Okay, I managed to stay clear of the semis and the first hour (so I missed the “spectator” joining the Spanish entry) but the constant stream of sarcastic tweets from all over Europe lured me into the second half. So here are the
votes notes of the Danish jury:
- The winning formula for Germany is: The neighbour’s daughter. Kawaii.
- The losing formula for Germany is: Everything else. Especially anything involving irony
- Lena’s “English” was among the most bizarre I have ever heard. And remember that I’m used to hearing Danes abusing the language.
- One of the writers behind the winning entry lives in Århus. The other is American.
- Most women will look good in a black cocktail-dress.
- I have absolutely no idea about how the names of the Danish performers are supposed to be written, yet alone pronounced.
- “Big in Russia” is the new “Big in Japan”.
- Yes, it was a bizarre rip-off of The Police and Army of Lovers. Another victory for the mash-up strategy.
- Having David Miliband perform a tired piece of early 80s pop is not a winning formula.
- The Armenian Angelina Jolie-lookalike was 1.9 m tall? Awesomeness.
- Not all women look good in latex catsuits. The Romanian singer is an exception to this so what the h%€k was she doing sitting behind a piano for most of the performance? What were you thinking?
- Sweden loves the ESC. The ESC does not love Sweden. I wonder what Ingmar Bergman could have made of this.
- There was a Belgian entry?
- Brunettes are in fashion. Even in Russia. I’m definitively not complaining.
- The Turks should have let the robot sing.
And just in case you should get the idea that the Germans are taking it easier when it comes to life and culture these days, I point you to Süddeutsche Zeitung for a thorough discussion of the pros and cons of having Ms Meyer-Landrut representing Tschörmänie.
By the way: Lena’s Satellite wasn’t the first to reach the skies of the ESC. Back in 1979, the talented Ted Gärdestad (whose career was tragically cut short by psychiatric illness) performed this at the ESC. For some reason it was a complete dud back then, but as pop songs go, I actually like it.