Guten Abend, Europa! Greetings from what was a very rainy Vienna; hosts of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in 2015.
This show had everything… electro swing, anti-booing technology, a smoke machine malfunction, plenty of Conchita and, of course, a burning fake piano.
This week #EurovisionAgain launched our first fundraiser, and as of the morning after, we raised a magnificent £3,679 for Mermaids – a huge thank you to all of you who donated. Eurovision fans are the best kind of fans.
The show itself was looong, clocking in at just over 4 hours with at least 3 potential winners in mix. Spoils went to Måns Zelmerlöw back in 2015, as they did with our #EurovisionAgain poll:
Sweden and Italy maintained their podium places, while Belgium switched with Russia. Latvia and Estonia inched up the table, while the biggest mover was Germany – from last place and nil points (the first for the Germans in 50 years) up to a respectable 15th. Austria and the United Kingdom also improved on their original showing.
We’ll be back next Saturday for more #EurovisionAgain.