The big day… well, week… is approaching. Any eurovisioners out there?
well, well, well… although for the past 2 years, I have been living in Barcelona, I’m still a Turkish citizen and as Turkey refuses to take part in the eurovision song contest (stupid!), inevitably I was starting to lose interest in my childhood obsession. But, no! Living in a european city now, I looked at myself in the mirror and said…
”Hey, guapo (handsome)… you should immediately listen to some eurovision song, no matter how crappy, just to get rid of the even-crappier erdogan’s voice in your ears and go back to your original settings! You are a eurovision boy. So just do it, in everway that you can”
To be honest, for the last 3-4 years, I am trying NOT to listen to the entries before the contest. This way, it becomes more exciting and you are magically stripped off your eurovision-fan identity on the day(s) of the contest. You simply watch the show like any other person would do. But hey, at this point you should ask me… “does that really work… avoiding listening to the songs… seriously?!”
Well, there is one simple answer to that. No.
Though I do manage quite well. For instance I don’t even know exactly how many countries are participating this year. I don’t know the hosts. I don’t know the venue. However, the social media is sometimes keeping me away from keeping my promise. Inevitably I find myself listening/watching some song(s) of the year because it is consistently being pumped on social media. This year it is obviously the Israelí song. Toy or I’m not your toy or something like that. Quite catchy, fun and actually you want to watch it over and over again. One other song is naturally Spain’s (although I’m not quite a fan this year).
So eventually I even started following this playlist on Spotify. But wait, I didn’t listen to it yet. Let me hear your comments. I will stop myself at 5 songs, two of which I have already listened (Israel and Spain). Which three songs would you recommend me listen? Please share with me in the comments below!