Americans just can’t stop the feeling when it comes to the Eurovision Song Contest. Following Logo TV’s broadcasting deal with the EBU, The Fine Brothers are back after their “react” video from Stockholm. What will Kyiv have in store for their American adult viewers? Let’s find out…
American adults react to Eurovision 2017
As the narrator explains the Eurovision Song Contest to the American viewers, an excited Lotte squealed with excitement, “Oh cool, I love Eurovision!” But Ary didn’t even know what it was.
They began with Belgium’s “City Lights”. Scott and Emily compared Blanche’s vocals to Adele as the performance got underway. Sharon wasn’t impressed, but eventually admitted “she’s really good”. “This is the winner”, says Sam, while Lotte described it as “beautiful”.
The YouTubers then had their say on Sweden, and most of them were awestruck with Robin’s slick choreography. “He’s giving me some serious Bruno Mars vibes,” Lotte says.
Bulgaria’s Kristian Kostov also made an impact — even if the YouTubers didn’t realise he’s only 17 years old. They had no idea about Epic Sax Guy’s history (or Internet meme), but they loved Moldova’s Sunstroke Project anyway. “That is the sassiest sax player I’ve ever seen,” Emily says.
Salvador Sobral had them tugging on their heartstrings. But after learning that Portugal had won this year’s contest, Ethan James was not impressed. “The worst one!” he said. Sam was also less than impressed: “Oh my gosh. If it stands out from the rest and that is not, he doesn’t sound to the rest.”
They were then shown a medley of performances from several other grand finalists. Italy’s ‘Occidentali’s Karma’ was “too cheesy” for Ethan’s liking. A few were impressed with the staging from Lucie Jones. And Scott jumped in with the OG3NE comparisons about Wilson Phillips.
Jacques Houdek provided the LOL moments, DiHaj left them baffled with the horse’s head, Ilinca’s yodelling left Scott mortified and the sloppy kiss shocked Ethan.
After a brief history lesson, the YouTubers were then asked about whether the US should join the Eurovision Song Contest. And most of them suggested America should steer clear and “let them have their thing.”
Another American is about to react
As most of y’all know, our editor William is an American transplant to Europe.
Last summer he showed his (geographically challenged) sister Eurovision for the first time, and she had us in stitches.
She’s headed to the UK next week and, owing to popular demand, we’ll be showing her highlights of this year’s Eurovision. Which acts from 2017 do we have to show her? And which acts from the past do you think would cause a stir? Let us know in the comments box below.