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So I spent a good number of hours watching the Eurovision 2017 finals Saturday, and it was just glorious – campy, informative, fun, compelling, a great human experience full of politics and goodwill. As someone who is 1/2 Swiss and cares about many things European, the show of togetherness was dreamy. Really, truly a good thing. I enjoyed it so much that I promise you – next year, live blog of the finale, count on it!
So I’m not publishing any photos today, just this song by the winner. Try not to cry. I first heard it Saturday morning on the BBS as the “atypical Eurovision entrant” and it was unforgettable. I cannot believe this simple, beautiful thing won.
This is the post-victory performance -he didn’t believe he could or did win and was a bit confused prior to this performance but it is so genuine, heartfelt, so human. From what I understand, it’s his sister/co-writer/composer that he’s so proud of. And he’s got a terminal heart condition and is on the transplant list. Can you imagine?
Do yourself a favor and watch/listen to this and have a more beautiful day. Pictures return tomorrow!
No photos, I want my money back! OK, back to Noirish Los Angeles, they ALWAYS have photos.
What a story with the video?
That would be fun!
I tried writing about Eurovision once or twice, but I don’t know enough about the whole field to do so properly. (I think Ms. Sarah Proud & Tall may also have front-paged the competition, but she’s got so much going on… )
I don’t think you got the right video. (I don’t speak Portuguese, could be the right song?) Is this what you were looking for?
Alain the site fixer
@OzarkHillbilly: ok. It was late and I was bleary eyed and yes I think that is a better link. I just woke up so let me get conscious. Right not I could cut myself with a spoon I’m so foggy. Hope everyone had a great weekend!
@Alain the site fixer: Heh, sounds like you had a better one than I did. ?
Gonna leave this hear because it’s a road trip I’ll have to take: The Village of the Blue Rose.
Hwy 79 is a beautiful drive (the River Road) and I’ve been itching to head up to Hannibal, this would be a great stop for lunch.
@OzarkHillbilly: and pictures! Great story!
Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes
Alain, for some reason, your link to the video sends me an error. Ozark’s link in #5 was correct (wonderful performance, BTW).