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.
2. When Eyjafjallajökull erupted you checked Hera Björk’s Facebook page to make sure she was OK.
3. Your idea of a good Friday night is watching a dodgy livestream of the Maltese national selection. All 16 hours of it.
4. The site of a wind machine makes you weepy.
5. You follow Alyona Lanskaya on Twitter even though you don’t speak Belarusian
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6. You downloaded Zlata Ognevich’s “Gravity” ringtone.
7. You can tell the difference between Elena Ionescu and Tulisa Contostavlos
8. When you search for songs on your iPod, you don’t type in the artist’s name but rather her country of origin.
9. You know that Herning is not the Danish mispronunciation of a fish, and you’ve looked it up on a map.
10. Whenever you see a lava lamp you think of Aliona Moon.
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.
13. You know how to spell the name of the Icelandic national selection.
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.”
16. You regularly construct sentences that drop country name and years. And you do this on the comments section of wiwibloggs.com.
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.
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)