You no doubt won’t have missed the fact that The Eurovision Song Contest is going ahead in Sweden this evening and as a true Eurovision fan* I am obviously preparing for the big night already. The Swedish flag is out, my semlor are baked ready for the snaps-accompanied-feast and I’m keeping up with all the Eurovision news flowing in. Now only score cards are needed before we can commence the festivities. Yes, I am that stereotypically Swedish.
What makes tonight extra interesting is that we’ll find out if Finland’s publicity stunt has paid off. Krista Sigefrids claims she’s ending her anti-feminist entry “Marry Me”, filled with promises of “skipping dinner to get thinner” and remaining her fiance’s slave, with a lesbian kiss in order to highlight gay rights. And sure, it does spark a healthy debate as Turkey has threatened not to broadcast the show because of the kiss but I can’t help but dislike the whole thing. Why kiss a girl when you’re begging your boyfriend of eight years to marry you? To get votes.
Either way you can sign All Out’s petition to keep the kiss in the show but is this gay for all the wrong reasons? I say maybe.
My vote goes to Norway’s Maragret Berger who with “Feed You My Love” will hopefully redeem the country after their terrible defeat last year.
Whatever happens, I bet you it’ll be a female win. Unless it’s Romania. That opera singing Dracula figure could just win it too.
*I sang Waterloo live on the radio. I think that counts for something.