A big congratulations to Norway’s Alexander Rybak and his lovely, playful “Fairytale” – a huge Eurovision win. Sasha was born in Belarus and speaks Russian as well as Norwegian. I still think that Sweden should have done much better, but “Fairytale” works on so many levels that it’s hard to fault anyone for voting for Norway.
In other work-related links, please hop on over to read David King’s “Estuary Sands, 11:00.” It’s the type of leisurely poem that sneaks up on you and makes your heart beat faster.
Finally – while I give props to the beauty of the Spanish countryside, I have decided that there is simply no better place to drink sangria than in Kiev, in May, under the stars.
3 thoughts on “Eurovision, Poetry and Sangria”
This was the best Eurovision in years. The song quality was high, less time wasting and less of the dreaded tactical voting.
I was surprised Sweden and Malta didn’t do better.
Here’s hoping they get Morten Harket to present next year’s awards again.
Ah Eurovision…the show that introduced ABBA to the world 😉
I agree it’s a great song, and also with the above commenter that it was an excellent show last night.