Last year she left Eurovision fans LOL-ing with her ignorance of European geography and her description of Jamala as “sad tree woman”. And on Wednesday Suzanne from Atlanta did it again by watching and reacting to the Eurovision 2017 Top 7.
Suzanne, the older sister of wiwiblogger William, doesn’t mind embracing American stereotypes. She knows what she knows, and isn’t afraid to flaunt what she doesn’t.
For this video — the first of a series we’ll be publishing in the coming weeks — the 43-year-old beauty slips into a Slay by Wiwi tank top and sounds off on Portugal, Bulgaria, Moldova, Belgium, Sweden, Italy and Romania — the top seven acts in this year’s grand final.
American reacts to Eurovision 2017
Her brother may run wiwibloggs, but Suzanne doesn’t have time to follow the contest. Besides working a full-time job and raising a dog and a cat, she’s an amateur body builder so is usually in the gym or at yoga class. And even if she wanted to watch Eurovision, she can’t: The performances are geo-blocked in the United States.
All those distractions make her the perfect person to watch and judge the show. She’s not inside the Eurovision bubble and has little context of the various European stereotypes that may influence European voters. So she can rate each act simply as a music lover. Yasss, queen.
Among other things, she mishears Romania’s yodel-eh-ee-oh and thinks the song is about a ukulele. She can’t get over Blanche’s occasionally expressionless expression. And she’s convinced one of the acts is wearing a toupé.
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In any case, you can watch the full video above. We’ll be uploading Suzanne’s reaction to all 42 entries — and Russia’s Julia Samoylova — in the weeks ahead.
Have you tried showing Eurovision performances to your non-Eurovision friends? What were their top tracks? Let us know in the comments box below!