Eurovision Winner 2014 - Conchita Wurst, The Queen of Europe
Last night, May 10th, at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 live from Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe crowned Conchita Wurst of Austria as ‘The Queen of Europe’, something that in less liberal European countries (eh hem, Russia, Bitter Much?), didn’t go down so well. My take on it is this: Conchita Wurst was the most deserving winner finishing the night with 290 points. Sure, the Dutch song was cute, Amernia’s was weird but powerful and Sweden could have won hands down any other year but Conchita…..she brought everything to the table.
The lyrics are meaningful and in no way cheesy. How many countries can say that of their entry? France? With only 2 points on the board at the end of the competition which put them in last place I can’t say that ‘Moustache‘ really did it for Europe. Nor did the Belorussian attempt with ‘Cheesecake‘ even though political ‘buddy votes’ managed to get them 43 points. I think people forget that Eurovision is a live singing contest. Continue reading