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:
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.