Ari Olafsson cries on national tv Iceland eurovision 2018

Social media is great. One can get in touch with people from all corners of the world, share thoughts, photos, funny stuff and more. But social media can also be a cruel and hurtful place.

And Iceland’s Ari Ólafsson experienced the nastier side firsthand after he won Söngvakeppni 2018 last weekend.

After his first rendition of “Our Choice”, Ari became overwhelmed with emotion. And who’d blame him?

The performance was flawless and Ari gave it his all. He poured his heart out, and dared to shed a tear afterwards. And then he went ahead and won the whole damn thing!

But of course there are people out there, who just can’t handle a hint of emotion being shown. At any time. And those people were quick to judge.

“Sissyboy!”, “Grow some b***s!” “Stop being such a wuss!” “He’s faking it for sympathy votes!” were just some of the comments seen on Icelandic media after the show.

Nasty and uncalled for. Even hateful at times. All because a guy laid his heart and soul on the table and let his emotions show.

Lets recap this a little bit.

The 19 year old won the right to represent his country at the biggest show in Europe, if not the world.

He was effectively told by his fellow countrymen and women that: “You’re the best. We want you!” 

This is the biggest opportunity of his career so far. He will get to introduce himself to the world and to fly the Icelandic flag along the way. And he’ll do his absolute best to make the Nordic nation proud.

Of course he showed emotion. Of course he had feelings. He is human after all. He’s not a robot.

Luckily, many people also praised Ari for his raw and genuine response. Music Crowns, a Facebook page which delves into everything and anything music, picked up the story about Ari. They shared a lovely video with their 2.7 million fans. It celebrates Ari for being so honest, using the hashtag #WeAllCry.

Singer Cries Live On TV

There’s nothing wrong with letting a few tears out. ?Even on live TV.#WeAllCryArtist: Ari Ólafsson ??

Posted by Music Crowns on Friday, March 9, 2018

And it’s true.

Everybody should cry. Men too. It’s not just for small children and women. We’re all allowed to feel things, regardless of the situation.

Thankfully Ari is brushing off the hate like a boss! And on Sunday he jetted off to Lithuania for the grand final of the country’s Eurovision 2018 selection. He opened the show with a reprise of his own entry for Lisbon.

Ari, kudos for showing us the real you. Never ever stop being you, whatever the haters say. After all, are any of them about to step on the Eurovision stage and sing in front of 200,000,000 people? No, didn’t think so! The wiwibloggs team applauds you.

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Liz Bean
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Unless he performs shirtless he’ll get nowhere

Buddhi
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Buddhi

His personality and stage presence are good but the song itself makes me disappointed. May be they should consider the revamping. But I wanna advice that he shouldn’t cry because he did the best. Critics have both positive and negative side, you can channel yourself – to read or ignore them; and when you chose to read just embrace or neglect them. That’s my honest opinion. Good luck in Lisbon.

geometry dash meltdown
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Because of the song, that is pretty much clear.

:)
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I looooooooooooooove his smile!! If you don’t give him votes based on that alone, your heart should be declared a territory of Antartica! 🙂

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Because is slow news day, I want to make sure you know Overthinking Eurovision is back and the first episode in 2018 is Spain.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPCAT8WVO0E

Iain
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Iain

Let’s face it, if a woman had done this no-one would have batted an eyelid. Let’s call it out for what is really is, everyday sexism.

Ari
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Ari

Or a slow news day.

Finn
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Finn

I guess wiwiboggs is waiting for Albania revamp, or what?
Why don’t we have the poll 43?

Question
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Question

I wonder what video Albania is doing that requires such long editing to be completed. They had the most time available to make it all come together compared to other countries, yet they are the last to make their reveal.

Y tho?
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Y tho?

Or maybe they’re doing it on purpose to create hype?

Question
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Question

They could also have withdrawn…

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

We’re still missing two official videos: Albania and Armenia.

LoveWave
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LoveWave

Serbia, Denmark, Iceland, Portugal as well

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Oh, wow, ok. Cool.
Was Portugal’s beautiful video with the flowers not official?

Kris
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Kris

Those countries have been added to ESC channel’s Playlist as the official video!

Armenia and Albania haven’t been added!

Also do we know Netherlands and Italy’s ESC edit?

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

@Kris. Thanks for asking. I had forgotten about that.
Netherlands in theory is an easy edit (just cut out all the instrumentals).
Italy will be much more challenging. One of the Verses might have to be cut, oh dear.

beccaboo1212
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Maybe Rasmussen will film an actual music video for “Higher Ground” after he comes back from Lisbon. 🙂

Eurovisionfan12
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Eurovisionfan12

Nah it’d be useless if he made a MV that late

Finn
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Finn

Polina Gagarina was crying that made Mans to not even understand he won. Mans probably thought Polina won if she was crying so much.

Jose Abraham Garcia Martin
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Jose Abraham Garcia Martin

Viva ISLANDIA BIG BESO FROM SPAIN TO ARI MUAKKK

Soph
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Soph

Too bad this’ll probably be another Estonia 2016.

Fatima
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Fatima

Or Estonia 2017. Let’s just say Estonia.

beccaboo1212
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I hope not! 🙁

Kris
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Kris

I don’t think there was that big of a backlash otherwise this would have been brought up a lot earlier.
This is called making a mountain out of an anthill.

Also some of these comments probably were directed at his song and that it defeated a much better prospect of making Iceland avoid being last in its semifinal in the form of i stormi

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

Personally, it’s not one of my favorite songs though it’s growing on me However, people should remember there is a person singing this song with dreams, hopes, desires and feelings I’m sure those people wouldn’t want to get treated like that, so why are they treating others like that? Everytime someone gets a chance to boost his/her career, there will be people to stop it from happening Ari, don’t ever stop showing your emotions and stay real forever! Full support and lots of love, not “from Israel” as we usually say in the Eurovision community, this time, from me, Roy,… Read more »

Krys Ka
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Krys Ka

I’m drunk AF and making new friends under Netta’s Toy video on YouTube. 😀

Sentzo
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Sentzo

Um, k.

Krys Ka
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Krys Ka

Sorry, off topic. 😀

Ari
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Ari

The article is screaming for another topic. 😛

Krys Ka
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Krys Ka

Almost 2m views for Netta, #12 trending in UK, jumped from #35 to #9 trending in Poland within an hour. She slays.

I adore Ari as a person, but his song is as attractive as an open autopsy!

Finn
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Finn

Netta is much above everybody, she proved the serious messages don’t have to sound like funeral songs or national anthems.
Go Netta, you are unique.

Krys Ka
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Krys Ka

She doesn’t care about modern time preachers (Salvador) and I love her for that!

Finn
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Finn

Salvador will give the trophy to Netta. This is what 2018 needs.

Krys Ka
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Krys Ka

I live for that moment!

Jayjay
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Jayjay

Then I suggest you find another motivation in life because this is not going to happen.

junx
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junx

It’s weird how they still care about him. Says it all really. I’ve read that trophy sentence so many times already, everywhere. sigh

Finn
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Finn

Toy will be the best hit Eurovision ever had since ABBA. We all will look like fools if we don’t vote for her. Many think that Eurovision is a joke for the world with songs like that. All contrary. The world will laugh if will find out we didn’t voted for the biggest hit of 2018-Toy.

Krys Ka
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Krys Ka

Exactly how I shut one snowflake on YouTube. Imagine all of us in the same club and Toy comes on. Whoever doesn’t join the party on the dance floor might as well be dead.

Jayjay
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Jayjay

It is not going to have my vote. I sincerely hope this creature doesn’t win because she will lead Eurovision back to the dark age of the 00’s and will make once again Eurovision a laughing stock

Krys Ka
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Krys Ka

Eurovision will always be a laughing stock. But do I bother? Jamala only added to it when a song about the WW2 won. It doesn’t change the fact that Netta is an amazing performer, as Jamala is. And she can rock the party as Jamala can rock the WW2 memorial.

Ari
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Ari

Time will tell. I am not buying into the hype Israel currently has but if that’s what the people want, they shall get it. While I do not share your enthusiasm about Netta, I agree that she would be a huge step up from Jamala.

Krys Ka
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Krys Ka

I just adore her live performances and I am sure she can deliver this track live. She absolutely won me over with her Sing Hallelujah. And she seems like a sweet and cheeky girl. She deserves high place if it’s only to slap the body shamers in their faces. You wouldn’t believe how many ‘fat’ comments are under her video. Sad and pathetic. For crying out loud, we need fun in ESC. Moldova last year proved it beautifully! ESC is not a pompous San Remo festival. It’s a celebration of unity and a great time to party.

Sentzo
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Sentzo

Esc is a celebration of unity and diversity. Not just a sanremo or only circus like you want it to be.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

I also have this feeling… But Israel is indeed very powerful and for now I can’t see any dark horse, really… Maybe the Netherlands? Maybe Portugal?… ehehe

Niels
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I think it’s just a bad song

L'oiseau
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I love Salvador and I love Netta. And maybe Salvador will as well. He was dancing with Moldavia last year. Why are people creating this narrative Salvador vs. Netta? As Salvador, she is indeed an authentic artist. And this is what counts.

Finn
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Finn

Because Salvador said in his winning speech that ”real music won”. He has made very clear in interviews that he has a certain idea about what instruments have ”soul”.
I don’t think Salvador is a bad person, but he made his mistakes, and he has another chance in Lisbon to say if he changed his mind or not. Maybe yes, maybe not. Be happy that he will have Lisbon to show whatever he wants to show about himself. Maybe he will say he became more open minded, or maybe he will eat a banana like Janeiro.

starisl
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starisl

Oh no here we go again. He made things clear, that’s just your perspective. He also made other things clear in non english interviews, so how would you know. He was dancing to moldova last year, loved italy, he enjoys bruno mars pop music and rap, his musical taste is diverse asf. No he hasnt made any mistakes, he shared his opinion, sure he could have used other words but well, i also think he was misunderstood by people like you. And lol, as if he gives a d* mn about your ‘chances’ or even the trophy, which is nothing… Read more »

starisl
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starisl

And by the way, serious, damaging insults that he received from the beginning to the end not only towards him but his sister, looks, health, etc. I applaud his sanity and self control.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Yes, indeed. I didn’t mentioned that very dark and horrible part that happened last year. I now see people concerned about bad comments on Netta’s look, which indeed are horrible. But these same people would make the same kind of jokes and comments about Salvador’s gestures and wishing he would be dead…

starisl
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starisl

L’ouiseau, the hypocrisy mentioning and giving so much value to his speech is ironic, people who also insulted other contestants and their music, from that year as well. I remember reading on this website, people saying he should die, that they’d be happy if he couldnt find a new heart, etc. Sick things that i dont even wanna keep talking about. Glad he doesnt read comments nor uses the internet much, if i was a contestant and saw it i’d be very affected, mentally and emotionally. These were things that i read since the beginning and after he won, plus… Read more »

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Hear hear

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Firstly, he didn’t said it like that. Secondly, he and his bands also use electronic instruments. Thidly, he admitted that that speech was not very thought through and came out a bit clumsy and possibily misunderstood. Fourthly, he is not at all against fun. In his concerts he has a lot of fun songs. Fiftly, he is a big fan of hip hop and uptempo r n’ b. And finally, I say it again, it’s about authenticity and artistry. Both Salvador and Netta have that. So, I find it real foul and evil to stirr up this false antogonism and… Read more »

jimsid
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jimsid

Both Sobral and Barzilai are musically mediocre creatures at best that seek attention. There is a good way to shut both up :

Crown Benjamin or Mikolas the winner (truly talented singers with great songs – no chicken gimmicks and elitistic attitudes) and help this contest finally move forward a bit.

jimsid
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jimsid

Very few people create such a narrative. To the majority both are eurovision novelties that draw the contest back to the dark ages of dated music and novelty acts respectively. If this joke act israel brings win we should all say farewell to any effort to make the contest musically relevant to the real world, a track it has been steadily on since 2009 at least and that severely damaged last year. If Barzilai wins there is no way back. It’s time for good real world pop to make a comeback and thus why it should be between Sweden (the… Read more »

JEFFERSON LAMAS
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JEFFERSON LAMAS

My opinion: Israel and Australia should not participate, they are not Europe !!!

Krys Ka
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Krys Ka

He’s sweet and I’ll cry with him when he finishes dead last in his SF.

Ari
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Ari

I cried with OG3NE but I won’t cry when he deservedly finishes dead last because he should have known better than to accept singing such a piece of… everyone should have known better.

Krys Ka
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Krys Ka

OG3NE were awesome!

Ari
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Ari

They were, indeed. There won’t be any big emotional moment like OG3NE this year, but fun stuff like Waylon and Eye Cue, which is good, too.

Krys Ka
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Krys Ka

At the beginning I was very sceptical. The songs were bland and forgettable. But now I’m back on track with my ESC party on 12th of May.

:)
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:)

I do not understand why people have no life and simply critque others. Full respect to this beautiful soul

hann
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hann

ALEKSEEV HAS A NEW VERSION OF FOREVER WHERE IS IT

Alex M
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Alex M

Not here, I guess.

Edoardo
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Edoardo

It’s not a new version, it’s the video for the original Russian-language song “Navsegda” that’s out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7GQxh_c55E

Sentzo
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Sentzo

So much better.

Sentzo
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Sentzo

It’s a shame that he cant deliver it live, terrible voice.

amlrli
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amlrli

I saw people asking why bulgaria was sending black people to represent them, racism and homophobia is alive, unfortunately.

JEFFERSON LAMAS
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JEFFERSON LAMAS

I’m not racist, but I do not agree to have Americans representing a country like Bulgaria!

Ed
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Ed

Tbh Bulgaria is a small country in the Balkans so to manage to get not one but two black Bulgarians did sound interesting I was disappointed when I found out that they were American but nvm.

amlrli
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amlrli

Finally some attention to this poor guy

there’s gonna be some ESC parties in the UK, Spain and so on why isnt wiwi team talking about it

nathan
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nathan

Full 43 complete

1 Czech Republic
2 Estonia
3 France
4 Belgium
5 Sweden
6 Italy
7 Portugal
8 Greece
9 Ukraine
10 Cyprus

11 Israel (waiting for the live version)
12 Netherlands
13 Bulgaria
14 Australia
15 Austria
16 Poland
17 Macedonia
18 Denmark
19 Spain
20 Finland

21 Norway
22 Latvia
23 Germany
24 Croatia
25 Malta
26 Slovenia
27 Lithuania
28 Belarus
29 UK
30 Azerbaijan

31 Switzerland
32 Ireland
33 Serbia
34 Albania
35 Hungary
36 Russia
37 San Marino
38 Montenegro
39 Romania
40 Georgia

41 Iceland
42 Armenia
43 Moldova

Lolita
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Lolita

I really feel like he will qualify.

Lolita
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Lolita

Not saying that i like him but………..we have many uptempo jams this year.

Kris
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Kris

I would be crying too if I was stuck singing such a dated and boring song in front of my entire country and then 200 million people

Lucy
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Lucy

IT’S GOSPEL

Lucy
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Lucy

But yes, it’s TERRIBLE

ckpiz.info_DoG
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beccaboo1212
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I can’t believe Ari was stuck reading those nasty comments on social media! 🙁 Either way, here’s my full ranking:

01) Albania
02) Armenia
03) Spain
04) Switzerland
05) Denmark
06) Iceland
07) Malta
08) Austria
09) Finland
10) France
11) Greece
12) Australia
13) Portugal
14) Ireland
15) Bulgaria
16) San Marino
17) Belarus
18) Slovenia
19) Norway
20) Montenegro
21) Belgium
22) Serbia
23) Romania
24) Latvia
25) Lithuania
26) Croatia
27) Ukraine
28) Russia
29) Germany
30) Azerbaijan
31) Hungary
32) Macedonia
33) Poland
34) Sweden
35) Czech Republic
36) Italy
37) Cyprus
38) United Kingdom
39) Georgia
40) Israel
41) Moldova
42) Netherlands
43) Estonia

Jo
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Jo

Yasss Team Eugent!!

Lolita
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Lolita

Good top becca

Joe
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Joe

I’m so sorry he had to deal with that. Poor guy. It took me a long time to learn to be open with my emotions, so I hope he doesn’t hesitate to be open with his feelings.

Lolita
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Lolita

It’s sad that icelanders are doing this

Hot
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Hot

Next Male Model of ESC, for sure 🙂

Sage Anderson
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Sage Anderson

Oh yeah. He’ll at least place high in THAT 🙂

Jo
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Jo

ok, where is the final version of “Mall”?

beccaboo1212
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Later this week. 🙂

Neon Animal
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Neon Animal

Wow so terrible that he was attacked like that, and trying to be shamed. He is a beautiful person, and those other horrible people are blinded by toxic masculinity that is a disease in the world today that we need to get rid of. Congrats to him and his beautiful authentic self

Darren
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Darren

I completed agree Charles! Society is so full of double standards right now. It’s okay to be gay, it’s okay to be a woman, be yourself, yet enter a song in a competition and get completely ripped apart for it.
Society is so messed up it hurts.

amlrli
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amlrli

that’s why russians should not be allowed………………………unless they change the law…

Arianna
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Arianna

I don’t even really like his song, but Ari had every right to cry! God, why can’t men show their emotions for once without having a bunch of people giving him flack for it?!

Möhrant
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Möhrant

People on the internet are so mean. Let the guy have his moment and cry if he wants to. He certainly isn’t the first (or last) person to cry at a Eurovision event anyway

Alexio
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Alexio

NOBODY GIVES A DAMN
HE WON’T EVEN QUILIFY ANYWAY

beccaboo1212
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Yes he will. 🙂

Eleni Foureira
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Eleni Foureira

No, he won’t

Sentzo
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Sentzo

Elenie foureira, the fortune teller….?

Kris
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Kris

This fortune could have been predicted by a leaf …it’s so obvious.

Eve
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Eve

Of course it is ok to cry, I would worry if someone doesn’t cry.
What a beautiful article!
Sending my support to him <3

Ari
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Ari

Well, I am also a guy named Ari and I cried my eyes out when I watched OG3NE perform last year because I was so touched by their beautiful harmonies and message that resonated very strongly with me. Ironically, they sang “Cry no more”. 😛 I noticed him cry after his performance. The immediate conclusion I jumped to was “Anything to get some more votes” because I simply don’t see how one can be touched by such an awful song. Actually, I jokingly said: “I assume how was crying because he realized how bad his own song is.” All joking… Read more »

Amor
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Amor

It probably wasn’t the song but the moment itself.

aaron
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aaron

Now we have a full team of 43

1 Israel
2 Finland
3 Denmark
4 Belarus
5 Norway
6 Czech Republic
7 United Kingdom
8 Moldova
9 Sweden
10 Malta

11 Croatia
12 Cyprus
13 Azerbaijan
14 Serbia
15 Switzerland
16 Ukraine
17 Macedonia
18 Poland
19 Russia
20 Estonia

21 Australia
22 Greece
23 Latvia
24 San Marino
25 Bulgaria
26 Austria
27 Albania
28 Georgia
29 Germany
30 Slovenia

31 Italy
32 Iceland
33 Hungary
34 Spain
35 Ireland
36 Netherlands
37 France
38 Montenegro
39 Belgium
40 Lithuania

41 Romania
42 Armenia
43 Portugal

Please respect the fact we all have different tastes and it’d be very boring if we all agreed

LoveWave
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LoveWave

I respect you

Luke
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Luke

Thanks Aaron for 7th not many people like my country’s song this year though just hope we get on top 15

Kris
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Kris

I highly doubt it man!
This will be bottom 5 in televote…. The juries need to really push the song for it to be Top 15! And I don’t see that happening either

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

I think what Kristin was writing as a comment somehow ended up as an article.
Seriously though, if the guy wants to cry, he can cry. With a song like this, he probably wasn’t expecting to win. Just hope it doesn’t work the other way and he ends up dehydrated when he sees his placing in May.

kitty
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kitty

Icelanders did that? jeez

Lua
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Lua

What’s wrong with this Icelanders? What’s the freaking problem with a guy crying? Is a man not a human anymore? Poor kid…let him show his emotions like any other person. He’s more manly than all the chickens hating on him.
All my support from Portugal!
Cry all you want Ari, put all your tears out, I like you more like that!

Poet
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Poet

I’m glad about this article.

We are indeed all human and we all cry. No wonder there are gender stereotypes when we expect men to not to show their emotions and then we’re surprised that we’re experiencing domestic violence.

We are emotion-full bodies. Full stoo.

It’s great he cried. He cares.

LoveWave
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LoveWave

I think he doesn’t love and respect himself, that’s why he cried. Poor kid.

Carlos
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Carlos

Whaaaat?! are you been serous? oh my….

b00nika
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b00nika

I think he showed that he loves and respects himself enough by shamelessly showing his emotions in public, without feeling less of a man for it.

Right...
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Right...

Well we now know that you are a horrible human being that just wastes resources on our planet.

LoveWave
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LoveWave

Why are you so naive, people… I wouldn’t be surprised if he wasn’t sincere and wanted to get hype and acceptance, because he knows about his bad situation very well.

Right...
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Right...

What bad reputation could this pretty sweetie have??

LoveWave
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LoveWave

Strategy, smart news , acceptance that’s what you need in order to be in final

amala
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amala

No. Why are you so mean? Why do you say such things about someone you don’t know without any reasons for it?

Po
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Po

#MenCry #MenDance #BreakTheTaboo

Gogo
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Gogo

Dear ARI!
I’m witing to you comeing to israel calling.
Promise you that you will be very happy here.?

b00nika
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b00nika

With all the talk about mental health that we’ve heard lately, especially with regards to men, some people haven’t learned anything… this toxic behaviour says a lot about these people and their insecurities, because someone who is truly self-confident doesn’t need to put others down to feel better about themselves.

amlrli
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amlrli

That toxic behavior also comes from esc fans from all over europe. sad but true, dont come preaching for gay rights when you racist and an @sshole to others as well.

Colin
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Colin

It’s okay to cry. What kind of nonsense is even questioning that. Hold on, Ari. You seem really nice. All the best! 🙂

Amor
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Amor

What a sweet kid (even though he’s only 3 years younger than me). Of course, he would cry, he just won a huge competition and will be representing his country in an international event. Guys need to be more open with their emotions and not a brick wall. These people are awful and the only thing they made me do was to love Ari. I really hope he revamps his song though.

Bgc
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Bgc

There’ll always be trolls, bullies and keyboard warriors looking for any excuse to tear someone down. Ari’s passion and sensitivity are signs of strength, not weakness – if he can tap into those while performing in Lisbon then he’ll do himself and Iceland proud, regardless of where he finishes. Look, I think most of us will agree that “Our Choice” is one of the poorest songs at Eurovision this year, and that it doesn’t deserve to qualify. But even if it finishes with nul points, Ari himself is still a great young singer with a lot of potential. When the… Read more »

No Name
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No Name

This whole article is a bit ridiculous and try hard tbh don’t you have more important things to cover?

James
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James

You can volunteer to become a new contributor.

____
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____

I have clinical depression and I’m a man.

I am FURIOUS about reading about the intolerance and IGNORANCE of people still in 2018.

SO WHAT IF A MAN CRIES!?

Matt
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Matt

Agree 100% with this article. It always upsets me when others criticize people showing emotion. It’s those who really give everything that they have to something who get emotional. (Of course, not everybody shows those emotions, which is fine, but, if you truly gave your heart and soul to something, you should be feeling pretty strong emotions at that time.)

Nancy G
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Nancy G

All I know is this: He’s adorable and the crying made me want to hug him. He’s perfect. The haters are JEALOUS he can FEEL. Like honestly, all these social media trolls have ISSUES with themselves. ALWAYS.

Cute
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Cute

Only crap people make fun of other’s emotions like that. Luckily they are always dismissed as crap, while beautiful, golden and sweet Ari will always be loved and liked in his life. Even if the song doesn’t qualify, he will have a great career, everyone will want to be with him, he will enjoy the best that this world offers. Meanwhile whoever hates him will continue decaying and being bitter until the forces of evolution take care of them.

izaya
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izaya

Aww such a sweet and cute guy
Protect him ??
His only 19

brennan
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brennan

if the worst response he got was a couple people saying “Stop being such a wuss!” then that’s not really a huge backlash, if so you all would have to write articles about the ~backlash~ for every song that gets released given how many rude things get said on this website

seems like not a big deal idk, especially because there’s no sources in this article other than the vague ‘icelandic media’ ? ? ?

Cute
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Cute

Bully!

brennan
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brennan

… ooookay, what would you rather hear from me then?
asking why this article exists = Very Offensive Bullying, apparently

Cute
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Cute

You should say he is adorable and that whoever bullied him should be quarantined into resocialization programs!

Lilja
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Lilja

Well those are just veeeery few examples. I saw a loooooot of bashing on twitter, so yeah I have evidence.

Cute
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Cute

They were probably either farmers from villages that kill sheep all day or drugged up thugs with sordid lives.

ImpressiveInstants
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ImpressiveInstants

He won’t qualify but he’s entitled to cry.

Polyna
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Polyna

> And those people were quick to judge.

Arseholes.