For years, I have been fascinated by the Eurovision song contest.
The Eurovision Song Contest pits European countries against each other in a song writing contest. Each country has its own individual competition, and then all the countries’ winners go for the grand prize in a telecast, where the song is chosen by popular vote.
The competition in Estonia was brutal, coming down to the national finals, the group WINNY PUHH (I have no idea if that has anything to do with Winnie the Pooh) pulled out all the stops!
Let me see if I can describe this — the lead singer and a guitar player are wearing Chewbacca masks. Everyone appears to be wearing a wrestling singlet, and there are two drummers, spinning around on what appears to be a primal version of a playground toy merry-go-round.
Oh, and as the song progresses, band members perform while suspended by their feet by ropes from the ceiling, and that includes the entire drum kit thing.
What does it all mean? I have no idea.
Fortunately (or not) depending on your point of view, the Estonians chose Brigit Oigemeel as their winner this year. And she didn’t even have to wear a mask!
And if you’ve got a lot of time to blow — here’s all 39 Eurovision finalists (FYI — Norway and Ukraine are near the beginning and they’re both going with the time honored tradition of having the most beautiful woman they could find to sing their song)