The team at wiwibloggs.com have a problem: We’re addicted to Eurovision. The doctors suggested we download some mainstream music or take up sports, but we weren’t having any of that. We’re going to own our condition. On the off chance you need a diagnosis, here are 20 signs—dare we say symptoms?—of your Eurovision affliction.

1. You’ve mispelled “twins” as “TWiiNS” at least once since 2011.

TWiiNS, Daniela and Veronika Nízlová 6

2. When Eyjafjallajökull erupted you checked Hera Björk’s Facebook page to make sure she was OK.

Hera Bjork

3. Your idea of a good Friday night is watching a dodgy livestream of the Maltese national selection. All 16 hours of it.

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4. The site of a wind machine makes you weepy.

5. You follow Alyona Lanskaya on Twitter even though you don’t speak Belarusian

 

6. You downloaded Zlata Ognevich’s “Gravity” ringtone.

7. You can tell the difference between Elena Ionescu and Tulisa Contostavlos

Tulisa Elena Ionescu

8. When you search for songs on your iPod, you don’t type in the artist’s name but rather her country of origin.

eurovision.tv cds

9. You know that Herning is not the Danish mispronunciation of a fish, and you’ve looked it up on a map.

herning map

10. Whenever you see a lava lamp you think of Aliona Moon.

Aliona Moon Amazing Dress

11. When you were watching the 2012 Olympics, you instantly recognized the music of Jordyn Wieber’s floor routine.

12. You own a Buranovskiye Babushki t-shirt.

babushki t-shirt wiwibloggs

 

13. You know how to spell the name of the Icelandic national selection.

iceland sjonvarpsins 2011

14. You can name at least one member of Moje 3, Feminnem, or No Angels. Or all of them.

15. When I say Svetlana Loboda, you say “stripper in a hamster wheel.”

Svetlana Loboda zimbio

16. You regularly construct sentences that drop country name and years. And you do this on the comments section of wiwibloggs.com.

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17. You can name at least one Norwegian rapper of African descent.

18. Sometimes when you can’t sleep you re-watch the voting results from past Eurovision competitions on YouTube.

19. You think this is completely normal.

http://youtu.be/agElq2_Vg3I?t=25s

20. Some of your favourite people on Earth are people you met at Eurovision!

What are the symptoms of your Eurovision fever? Let us know in the comments box below!
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Photo (at top): Eurovision.tv (EBU)

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Joey
Joey
7 years ago

i am actually doing the #18 one……reminiscing past esc…..how nostalgic….euphoric…..EUPHOOOOORIA!!!! hahaha….

plus, i am doing some stuff like ranking the eurovision countries by their average rankings throughout the years (i.e. azerbaijan being the rank #1 coz they got a 3.8333 average, followed by Italy and then, United Kingdom, probably coz they’ve been 2nd place 15 times)…

ohdear
ohdear
7 years ago

Oh my gosh! I think I am a fanatic! However I don’t have a Babushki-Shirt and there is no picture of me surrounded by the (sweet as Babushkis’ cookies) Wiwi-guys 😉

Arianna
7 years ago

Haha I love this article, really made me laugh 😀 The length of the Maltese NF altogether actually really surprised me!!! Though I do remember it running through my dinner time (& I’m EST time zone; NYC time)

16. is interesting.. it is like speaking a whole different lingo. You know you’re obsessed when you switch to Eurovision Speak with no problem 😛

Charles
Charles
7 years ago

If you are really a honest Eurovision lover that goes beyond the “trash, glam and rubbish for all its fun” and if there is any musical approach to this whole thing then maybe i will change my (quote) “preconceived, ill-informed ideas about what (you)’re all about” because I’ve have watched ESC for the last 30 years and I’ve been there too (I guess you found it when Dana Int won, not surprising)… and the last 13 of it for its content and outcome and your perception of it match perfectly: coincidence? I’m not Terry Wogan (the true “godfather” of this… Read more »

takecare
takecare
7 years ago

only #7 cuz i m romanian and #11 for me

David Thielen
7 years ago

Wow, I only match 2 of them. Do I lose my fanatic badge 🙂

Zack
Zack
7 years ago

Well said Angus. Shaddap yer face Charles.

Angus Quinn
Angus Quinn
7 years ago

@Charles if all you are going to do is complain, then stop commenting on the blog. You clearly have got preconceived, ill-informed ideas about what we’re all about and instead of bothering to look around you just troll post, after post, after post…we have more than enough readers. We cover a variety of time periods of the Contest, but if you so vehemently dislike a fun article, for being FUN and entertaining, then go and read esctoday.com or wherever else, because their straight, plain reporting should produce little to ruffle your feathers.

Ayshen
Ayshen
7 years ago

18 supeeeeeeer hahhaaaa :))))))))) it is real :))

Padraig Muldoon
Admin
7 years ago

Phew, turns out I’m not a fanatic after all just an addict! I only suffer from 5 of those symptoms 😀

@Charles if you could be bothered to look at the rest of the site you would have noticed that in recent weeks there have been articles about Sandie Shaw, Dana, Johnny Logan, Luxembourg and Riverdance, all of which are from pre 2000. You should also check out my Uncovered posts which contain a lot of pre 2000 songs too!!!

pstr
pstr
7 years ago

everybody knows No Angels

Kristín
Kristín
7 years ago

Yebb….17 out of 20….do I qualify?? 🙂

Savannah
Savannah
7 years ago

18 is so true, ahaha.

Sarah S
Sarah S
7 years ago

Charles–the perfect song for you would be Denmark 2007- DRAMA QUEEN. (Of course you only care about songs from the 60s so maybe you haven’t heard it). Relax, breathe deep and stop trying to spin elaborate stories. I think the author was having fun and talking about his affliction not everyone’s. Sometimes things are just meant to be fun!!!!

Charles
Charles
7 years ago

I think these are the many elements that make Wiwi members consider themselves ESC fanatics … but none of them are what make me love/hate Eurovision … so sorry .. nice try anyway on trying to makes us all look the same though we’re not. By the way: wow wow wow you place the 1998 score board and not a post 2000-one … wow that blew the roof of the mother when I saw that … I don’t believe you would ever go anyway further behind the year Dana International won but going back to a little bit of the… Read more »

Zachary Thomas
7 years ago

The past results comment hit it home for me ha-ha. I remember Spain’s person speaking French (what lol?) in 2006.

Matthew Garcha
Matthew Garcha
7 years ago

I LOVE AND I MEAN LOVE KEJSI TOLA 2009 more than s’jemi me atje (2013)

Chris
7 years ago

I’m not as Eurovision tragic as i thought I was. Thank you.

Angus Quinn
Editor
7 years ago

I adored No Angels – they were robbed!

Marion
Marion
7 years ago

You confirm what I thought, I’m addicted to Eurovision !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

paco
7 years ago

soy fantico desde los años setenta ya lo se mayor pero fanatico y devoto.Me pongo enfermo en las votaciones.

Helga
Helga
7 years ago

I wore my glow bracelet from Malmo to a club one week AFTER the contest! It still worked!

Jamaraqueer
Jamaraqueer
7 years ago

that’s devotion ken!! i know i’m a fan because i can recite the lyrics to aisha’s 2010 song for latvia. no one can do that!

Ken
Ken
7 years ago

My personal proof of Eurovision love is still having it on my sky plus a month after it finishes! It’s true, anytime I sing along to a Eurovision song, I always imagine a wind machine!