The results of the first semi-final had four gross miscarriages of justice. I’m talking police level of crime, y’all. Europe, what were you thinking?
Belgium — Axel Hirsoux
This was a beautiful, evocative song celebrating what mothers give us. If you have a heart it should have brought tears to your eyes. It didn’t just tug on heartstrings—it ripped them. Only Hungary could match this on an emotional level. It deserved a top 10 placing in the final. I hope the mothers of every jury member that did not put this in the top 5 has a “discussion” with their child. A long and painful discussion.
Iceland — Pollapönk
WTF? This was the worst song of the night. This is the one song that made me wish I was at home instead of the arena so I could take a 3-minute bathroom break. And this made it while the others on this list did not? Europe, you sent through these pre-school teachers and exercised the judgment of a pre-schooler in the process. And for this you need to go into time-out…
Ok, so Suzy did not come out of a disco ball spaceship. But this was every bit as good a number—and with Iberian flair. This is the quintessential Eurovision number and there must be an entry like this in the final. I’m guessing this lost due to the jury vote. If so, then the juries don’t understand what Eurovision is about. It should be a fiesta!
How, how, how did Moldova not make it while Azerbaijan did? Cristina had the most interesting voice of any act last night. Incredible presence and personality in her presentation. An act that supported the song perfectly. A very strong and interesting song. And she sang it beautifully. Were the votes going elsewhere out of habit? Because Cristina deserved to be in the top 5 of the semi.
So what do you think the biggest crimes were last night? Let us know in the comments box below.
Photo: Thomas Hanses (EBU)