When the credits at Eurovision 2016 started to roll, the team from wiwibloggs was a total mess. After two weeks of no sleep — and many months of build-up — many of us were left feeling like the walking dead. This was particularly true for William and Deban, who, in addition to working on wiwibloggs, were busy commentating for SVT’s Studio Eurovision — Sweden’s nationally televised pre-show ahead of the semi-finals and the final. In the moments after the final, and before they had time to properly think about the result, the duo caught up with German broadcaster NDR for a quick chat. Their eyes are bleary and their faces worn, but they manage to spit out an answer or two — on technical innovation, Jamala’s stunning performance and Jamie-Lee’s last-place finish.
William was impressed by SVT’s presentation.
“This was the most fantastic production we’ve ever seen at Eurovision. The stage was enormous but it still felt intimate despite the size. They were able to do a lot with the winner Jamala from Ukraine…tell a very moving story using modern technology. Sometimes technology can get in the way, but here it really enhanced the music and the story.”
Deban, still shaking, was creaming his knickers over the intense final moments of the show: “The voting segment was really exciting from the first bank of countries was announced to the last.”
But what got you going during the grand final?
Were you still laughing about the Peace, love, love interval act? Did Petra and Måns manage to keep your interest for the full three hours? Did the stage get your goat, or would you have preferred fewer LEDs?
Candid answers in the comments section below, please!