As was tradition and has now become a tradition again (yeah, that’s a thing, ok?), we do a rundown of the day in our daily awards show, The OnEurope Golden Fork awards!
Today’s outstanding contributions to the Eurovision landscape are, in order of achievement.
The OnEurope Bronze fork – A coveted prize given to those who were close, but just didn’t make the grade, today goes to:
The Press corps of Europe: – Sometimes being a fan media outlet means getting through days like today and we managed it virtually unscathed so we share this award with you our deserving viewers and listeners. Fanx!!
The OnEurope Silver fork – A prize given for those moments that are worthy, but not memorable enough, today goes to:
Latvia: For completely wiping away any semblance of empowerment from their performance in a desperate attempt to calm down Samanta – she’s reigned in alright but the song is even worse as a result.
Bully’s Special Prize – Because you can’t beat a bit of Bully, given for those “special” moments you can’t forget, goes to:
Switzerland and Denmark: Variations on a theme here – both in my eyes buggering up songs. Switzerland by negative staging and Denmark for just existing.
Finally, today’s OnEurope Golden Fork award for achievement, presented not in association with Asparagus World (and yes that’s real) – goes to:
Portugal: Haters gonna hate, but I really loved this performance of an averge song – it reminded me of Unsubstantial Blues a few years ago. No one liked that – in fact only 27 people were in their rehearsal – but it was so so so good, as was this.
Congratulations or Commiserations to all the “Winners”? – More Tomorrow!