What a great final of the Eurovision Song Contest last night. I had a ball – and I hope that you did too. You know how much I like (love) the Austrian entry, but I don’t think I’d ever imagined that it would win. It’s brilliant that it did! Looks like we’re of to Vienna in 2015…
This last week has been very busy, but as always it’s very enjoyable. I am looking forward to returning home, but not to the pile of marking that awaits me tomorrow! Copenhagen has been a comfortable host city. The venue is probably the most disappointing aspect of the week. It was a bit of a dump to be honest. The shabby shell housed the awesome arena and stage, and the good news is that it didn’t dampen the spirits of the audience this week.
To us fans, the Eurovision is a marathon, not a sprint. Most of the national finals kick-off at the start of the year, and we’ve been living with the songs for months now. There will be some songs that I will rarely listen to when I get home, whilst there are some songs that I know will be classics: Austria, The Netherlands, Sweden to name just three. Looking at iTunes across Europe today shows Conchita and The Common Linnets leading the way in terms of popularity. It’s good to see that, across all charts, Eurovision entries are clearly popular – good news for a song contest! I think that the big song will actually be The Common Linnets – I can see Radio 2 latch on to it, as I said at the start of the week.
So I’ll sign-off now, time to pack and make the short trip to the airport. Thanks for reading this week, and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about my Eurovision experience in wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen.