Eurovision happened last night and it gave us a swell reminder of the joys of witnessing live music again with the joyous occasion of extravagance, colour and beauty.
With a fantastic stage crew of colossal stage lighting and props, it was a Eurovision for the ages. It also reminded us how hated we are within the cliques of the corresponding European countries as we earned nil points from either jury or viewers.
Despite the whims and downfalls of the United Kingdom, it allowed us to forget one fleeting moment – for one night only – that we can return to a scene of normality within live music and entertainment. To top it off, a fantastic dark and heavy rock group won it from Italy, with, in what seems like a first for Eurovision, a resounding lead made all possible by the votes from the viewers. Despite the cocaine debacle, they were a magnificent group-favourite to win and showed off their talents and efforts rightly so.
The talking point, however, for us, was United Kingdom. Despite not having the worse song this year by any stretch of the imagination, we failed to earn any points from either the other countries or the viewers at home. It often seems that whoever we pull up as our artists, we are destined to fail. However, this testament just goes to show how these music competitions are capped off more via political views than anything else when it comes to announcing the winner. Past winners have shown just how remarkable this popularity contest is when it comes to looking at it from a musics’ perspective.
Still, an all-round entertaining night that deserves praise for its appealing factor, style and charm when it comes to the return of live music and entertainment for us all worldwide.