‘Ladyparts Sausage’ steals the show

Eurovision semi #2

The lesson I have learned this evening is this: never attempt Eurovision sober.

Compared to the first semi-final on Tuesday, tonight’s show was rather thin on highlights.  There was another song about cake which I thoroughly enjoyed…but that was about it.

Maybe I just wasn’t in a Eurovision kinda mood. Or maybe everything else was just left in the shade by this:

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A simple Google Translate of Conchita Wurst’s name reaps hilarious results [see title]. And if it’s undeniably a Eurovision gimmick to send a bearded lady to represent your country, it’s a Eurovision gimmick par excellence.

But it’s actually much much more than that. Conchita is strikingly beautiful, beard and all. The song could easily pass as a Bond theme, and her performance is commanding, powerful and gimmick-free.  I found it genuinely moving in a Hedwig-stylee, which was the last thing I expected.

I think I might be experiencing the most confusing crush of my life.

 

 

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