Lithuanian Safari

So, let’s see, this year Estonia takes us to Schlager land Sweden, Latvia invites us to swing by Nashville and Lithuania wants us to join them on a … safari?  

Ok, we get it, not all lyrics are supposed to be taken literally, and we have enough ECTS credits in literature and communication studies to know our way around metaphors. We even think Lithuania’s message this year about being bold enough to run with the lions is kind of fresh compared to all the worn-out clichés we usually must put up with in this business.

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We still love you, Sergey!

It was bound to happen, really. Russia has been teasing the fans for months with stories of our hero Sergey Lazarev’s participation in Eurovision. Sergey is probably the only man in the world who can sing schlager while climbing around on brightly lit IKEA furniture and still look amazing. We all feel he was robbed the first time around with his catchy show, swirling around in space.:

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One night only for Latvia?

We continue our tour around the Baltics and pay Latvia a visit. Only somewhere along the way we think we made a wrong turn and ended up in a bar in Nashville.  

On second thought we can imagine Riga being chuck full of trendy hipsters drinking whiskey in speakeasies while left wing country music gently floats from the loudspeakers in the background. And this year’s Supernova winner Carousel fits right into this equation. 

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Liveblog: MGP 2019

Yay! After watching several countries trying to come up with someone who could outrule us all in Eurovision. After trying to ignore boring episode number 115 of Sweden’s ridiculously long selection process. After surviving through Ukraine’s death by politics. Finally, we are ready for our own national final, the one and only Melodi Grand Prix.

We are watching, of course, and we will give you our comments as we go along. Read our live blog below.

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Thank wiwiboys for Romania

– Remember our agreement now? We vote for you, you keep shut at Wiwijam! (Pic screenshot from Wiwbloggs interview).

That Romania should be a proud country. Not only did they give us count Dracula, Nadia Comăneci, Alec Secăreanu, marvelous bottles of Feteasca Negra and a mesmerizing Transylvanian view. They also gave us, Mihai Trăistariu, Cezar, Paula Selling and Ovi Jacobsen…Or wait, WE actually gave Romania Ovi Jacobsen, come to think of it, but Romania did supply his groundbreaking circle piano.

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