Thank you for a fun Eurovision. It’s not cool to care about these contests, but whatever. Screw you, stiff-upper-lippy types, and screw everyone nattering on about “we need to have a contest just for Western countries! Why I was livid that these creatures, who ought to be hoovering my living room or performing a different kind of suction (their lovelies are great as long as they don’t talk), banded together to prop up and celebrate each other! How thoughtless and rude!”
I’m not a huge fan of Dima Bilan or Ani Lorak, Verka Serdyuchka beats them both by a mile, but they’re fun performers. Dima is a huge, huge sex symbol (and will probably make an appearance as one of the beautiful people regularly featured on this blog), and Ani Lorak is one of those people who actually helped popularize the very idea of a Ukrainian-language pop scene.
I am in awe of this contest as seen through the prism of furious activity on LiveJournal. Some Ukrainians are de-friending all Russians, some Russians are doing the same to Ukrainians, others are speculating on Dima Bilan’s sexuality/Ani Lorak’s “actual gender.” But all of this, upon closer inspection, is actually really, really light-hearted. Perhaps my LJ friends are not representative, but, once again, who cares? They fun. Even more fun than the pop musicians.