All Kinds Of Everything for Eurovision

The build-up to the 57th Eurovision Song Contest in Baku

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
They Think it's Moldova......... It is Now!!!!!!!
Elaine
akoe07
Well folks that is Eurovision done for another year. As Pasha and his Moldovian dancers minced off the stage last night, we had seen the last performnace. No more rehearsals, no more press conferences - just an interval act, some (mostly predictable) voting and a great winner and reprise for Loreen and Euphoria!!!! I am delighted to be heading to Sweden. It will be my 6th contest in a 6th different country and i am already excited. There were people at the airport booking up hotels in Sweden already.

I do hope our esteemed editor and chief Keith Mills will change his mind about not coming, nearer the time. I will be there with bells on and I reckon the thought of leaving his website in the hands of Andrew Main and myself might override the one of disappointment in going to Sweden next year.

Again I apologise to the people of this blog for my terrible prediction success but as I have said before I am merely a fan not an expert. Of the 14 countries I predicted could share the top 10 spots I got 8 of them correct which looks pretty decent until you see that the 6 i never got were nowhere near - UK Iceland Ireland Cyprus Ukraine and Romania. Never go to the bookies on my say so.

I am now checked in at the Travel Lodge at Heathrow with the final leg of the journey home tomorrow - bliss. I will leave you with a little annecdote of my flight from Baku to Istanbul!!!
You know you are living the high life when you have to scoot past Zeljko Joksimovic on the plane to get to the toilet in a hurry only to find Kaliopi waiting to get in when you are finished."Elaine Dove - seat warmer for the stars at 35000ft!!!!"

Thankyou all and see you in Sweden 2013 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • 1

Something's definitely up

(Anonymous)
I figure Keith has some *really* sour grapes about his predictions being wrong and Sweden winning. However, complaining in the winner in any other way than saying you didn't like the song and explaining why others deserved it better is plain childish, as is boycotting a contest because of a song. Heck, if you could go to Azerbaijan, who clearly violated human rights even during the contest, Sweden should be a piece of cake.

Also, I think Sweden was simply the best all-round, and had been thinking that way since the first MF semi.

Re: Something's definitely up

To be fair to Keith sometimes we all wear our hearts on our sleeve and I am the first to say I get things wrong. I hated the Albanian song and never saw it qualifying - we are just giving our opinions. Keith has said for a while he will take a break and he has already been to a contest in Sweden - the decision is completey up to him but he will make it with his head and not beacause of "sour grapes" or anything else. I hope he changes his mind because his opinion is of value to a lot of people. It doesnt mean we will always agree with it.

He will be back and I hope he will be in Sweden - otherwise i might have to do more work lol x

Re: Something's definitely up

I'd go to Sweden in his place! I was there in 2000 and had a ball of a time. I'm seriously considering going again next year even if it is in Stockholm.

  • 1
?

Log in