I’m guessing my experience is similar to most that love Eurovision. Friends and family look at you strangely when you bring it up. They make fun of your musical taste. They wonder if you’re insane. Actually they’re pretty sure I’m insane.
And in my case it’s even worse because no one in the U.S. has even heard of ESC. At least in Europe it’s a guilty pleasure, which gives people an excuse to watch it.
And yet… and yet…
One person who recently started at Windward (my company) loves Cascada. And so she read some of my posts about ESC. She watched some of the YouTube clips. And she’s hooked. She borrowed my DVDs of the last five year’s shows and is watching them.
And her biggest question of all so far is Cezar??? From her blog:
So as I’m watching the performances I can pretty much form an opinion. Either they are okay; LOVE them or hate them. Except one. The wonder that is Cezar.
She has watched his performance several times. She’s watched other performances of his on YouTube. She definitely either loves or hates him. But after two weeks, she still can’t figure out which it is…
But the coolest part is, she’s now addicted to Eurovision. So all of you, keep talking to others about it. For every 99 people that thing you’re borderline insane, there’s the one person who finds they love ESC. And that’s worth it.
How do you convert your friends? What strategies do you find successful? Let us know in the box below!
Photo: Dennis Statchel (EBU)