Friday, May 27, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
First, I want to congratulate Jamala from Ukraine, Dami Im from Australia, and (my fav) Sergey Lazarev from Russia for beasting ESC this year and wrecking my feels.
Now to me fussing about nothing...
I had to use a VPN and watch the BBC One commentary of Garham Norton (who is amazing). Now, I gotta use a VPN again just to watch clips on YouTube? Ugh. I'll telling my buddies not to watch the LOGO stream next year. All new fans can have the wonky LOGO stream that would completely freeze and I'd have to refresh the page every 10-15mins! What?
I guess since I had a slow stream I had a hard time but I was still able to watch on Eurovision.tv and on YouTube last year with that slow internet.
Folks! Forget this petition and download a VPN Extension on Chome store or Firefox and watch on Eurovision.tv and YouTube next year. Viacom is gonna pull new ppl anyway and the Eurofans don't matter at this point. Viacom is old fashioned and out of touch with what the other broadcasters around the world are doing. Accept this and move on, people!
BLACK GEEK RAAAAAAAAAGEEEE!
1. Graham Norton casting shade on the artists and countries you like.
2. You miss out on an song or two (or a whole interval act in 2012 final) because of licensing fees... EVERY YEAR!
3. The BBC forcing the commentators to talk over the hosts even though they're both speaking in English and saying the same thing. UGH!
4. When the livestream is choppy because everyone is watching the same thing online.
5. Finding a site or downloading a VPN to watch the livestream because you don't live in the UK.
6. Graham Norton or Scott Mills mispronouncing the names or songs and you know they knew better.
I have all love for them honestly. Especially Graham Norton so no foul.
Bad: It's americanized pop trying to do kpop and sounds like a mess. How the natural sounds of a the bass guitar and drums and snare start to clash with the synth music ruins it from being a good song. What's with the dancers though. Hope she's not doing her Comeback Stage with cheap modern ballet dancers looking like rich chicks pulled from yoga class in New York City who happened to have a little free time. Talk about convenient timing! g
Good: It's emotional and it's Jessica Jung from SNSD (Girls Generation) so all their fans in America will be swarming to her. The MV tales a story of a woman and her plant and how, with a little TLC, her cactus plant grew into something bigger than itself. I like how playful and carefree Jessica was in the video and how she didn't use Aegeyo to be cute. (I like aegeyo but some groups overuse it and it looks cartoonish... Who am I kidding!?)
Ugly: Love and care didn't make that plant grow. Steroids! She took a nap (not sleep, nap) and there's a jungle in her house! Madness!
Or Jessica's aegeyo game is that good. She makes all they guys swoon - even the gay ones! SM Ent. taught her well.
7.5/10 prickly baby cactus spines
Monday, May 16, 2016
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Russia' s gonna win. Accept it. It's a great entry with a catchy song and very high tech staging
Now on to Junior Eurovision 2016 in Malta! I predict an Irish, Dutch, or Georgian win. Lemme hit up Wikipedia for the list of countries...
There's supposed to be 18 countries but only these 6 gave their green light:
Albania (song comes out June 1st)
Bulgaria (June 11th)
Ireland (They had a Melodifestivalen style selection last year so I have high hopes this year)
Malta (host county, hello! BRING OUT THE BABY DIVAS!)
The Netherlands (Junior Songfestival is a good Disney-esque selection)
Russia (much of the usual)
Yep yep. Anyone here watch the Melodi Grand Prix Jr. for Norway and Denmark? Pretty decent scandipop.