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.

Follow all of our Iceland Eurovision 2018 news.

156 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Liz Bean
2 years ago

Unless he performs shirtless he’ll get nowhere

Buddhi
Buddhi
2 years ago

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.

:)
:)
2 years ago

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

--
--
2 years ago

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
Iain
2 years ago

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
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Iain

Or a slow news day.

Finn
Finn
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

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

Question
Question
2 years ago
Reply to  Finn

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?
Y tho?
2 years ago
Reply to  Question

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

Question
Question
2 years ago
Reply to  Y tho?

They could also have withdrawn…

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Finn

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

LoveWave
LoveWave
2 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Serbia, Denmark, Iceland, Portugal as well

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  LoveWave

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

Kris
Kris
2 years ago
Reply to  LoveWave

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
Purple Mask
2 years ago
Reply to  Kris

@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
2 years ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

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

Eurovisionfan12
Eurovisionfan12
2 years ago
Reply to  beccaboo1212

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

Finn
Finn
2 years ago
Reply to  Iain

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
Jose Abraham Garcia Martin
2 years ago
Reply to  Iain

Viva ISLANDIA BIG BESO FROM SPAIN TO ARI MUAKKK

Soph
Soph
2 years ago

Too bad this’ll probably be another Estonia 2016.

Fatima
Fatima
2 years ago
Reply to  Soph

Or Estonia 2017. Let’s just say Estonia.

beccaboo1212
2 years ago
Reply to  Fatima

I hope not! 🙁

Kris
Kris
2 years ago

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
Roy Moreno
2 years ago

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
Krys Ka
2 years ago

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

Sentzo
Sentzo
2 years ago
Reply to  Krys Ka

Um, k.

Krys Ka
Krys Ka
2 years ago
Reply to  Sentzo

Sorry, off topic. 😀

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Krys Ka

The article is screaming for another topic. 😛

Krys Ka
Krys Ka
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

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
Finn
2 years ago
Reply to  Krys Ka

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
Krys Ka
2 years ago
Reply to  Finn

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

Finn
Finn
2 years ago
Reply to  Krys Ka

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

Krys Ka
Krys Ka
2 years ago
Reply to  Finn

I live for that moment!

Jayjay
Jayjay
2 years ago
Reply to  Krys Ka

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

junx
junx
2 years ago
Reply to  Jayjay

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
Finn
2 years ago
Reply to  Krys Ka

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
Krys Ka
2 years ago
Reply to  Finn

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
Jayjay
2 years ago
Reply to  Finn

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
Krys Ka
2 years ago
Reply to  Jayjay

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
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Krys Ka

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
Krys Ka
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

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
Sentzo
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

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

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
2 years ago
Reply to  Jayjay

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
2 years ago
Reply to  Finn

I think it’s just a bad song

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
2 years ago
Reply to  Krys Ka

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
Finn
2 years ago
Reply to  L'oiseau

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
starisl
2 years ago
Reply to  Finn

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
starisl
2 years ago
Reply to  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
L'oiseau
2 years ago
Reply to  starisl

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
starisl
2 years ago
Reply to  L'oiseau

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
L'oiseau
2 years ago
Reply to  starisl

Hear hear

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
2 years ago
Reply to  Finn

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
jimsid
2 years ago
Reply to  L'oiseau

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
jimsid
2 years ago
Reply to  L'oiseau

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
JEFFERSON LAMAS
2 years ago
Reply to  Krys Ka

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

Krys Ka
Krys Ka
2 years ago

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

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Krys Ka

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
Krys Ka
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

OG3NE were awesome!

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Krys Ka

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
Krys Ka
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

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.

:)
:)
2 years ago

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

hann
hann
2 years ago

ALEKSEEV HAS A NEW VERSION OF FOREVER WHERE IS IT

Alex M
Alex M
2 years ago
Reply to  hann

Not here, I guess.

Edoardo
Edoardo
2 years ago
Reply to  hann

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
Sentzo
2 years ago
Reply to  Edoardo

So much better.

Sentzo
Sentzo
2 years ago
Reply to  Sentzo

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

amlrli
amlrli
2 years ago

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

JEFFERSON LAMAS
JEFFERSON LAMAS
2 years ago
Reply to  amlrli

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

Ed
Ed
2 years ago
Reply to  amlrli

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
amlrli
2 years ago

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
nathan
2 years ago

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
Lolita
2 years ago

I really feel like he will qualify.

Lolita
Lolita
2 years ago
Reply to  Lolita

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

Kris
Kris
2 years ago

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
Lucy
2 years ago
Reply to  Kris

IT’S GOSPEL

Lucy
Lucy
2 years ago
Reply to  Kris

But yes, it’s TERRIBLE

ckpiz.info_DoG
2 years ago
beccaboo1212
2 years ago

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)… Read more »

Jo
Jo
2 years ago
Reply to  beccaboo1212

Yasss Team Eugent!!

Lolita
Lolita
2 years ago
Reply to  beccaboo1212

Good top becca

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

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
Lolita
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe

It’s sad that icelanders are doing this

Hot
Hot
2 years ago

Next Male Model of ESC, for sure 🙂

Sage Anderson
Sage Anderson
2 years ago
Reply to  Hot

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

Jo
Jo
2 years ago

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

beccaboo1212
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo

Later this week. 🙂

Neon Animal
Neon Animal
2 years ago

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
Darren
2 years ago

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
amlrli
2 years ago
Reply to  Darren

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

Arianna
Arianna
2 years ago

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
Möhrant
2 years ago

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
Alexio
2 years ago

NOBODY GIVES A DAMN
HE WON’T EVEN QUILIFY ANYWAY

beccaboo1212
2 years ago
Reply to  Alexio

Yes he will. 🙂

Eleni Foureira
Eleni Foureira
2 years ago
Reply to  beccaboo1212

No, he won’t

Sentzo
Sentzo
2 years ago
Reply to  Eleni Foureira

Elenie foureira, the fortune teller….?

Kris
Kris
2 years ago
Reply to  Sentzo

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

Eve
Eve
2 years ago

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
Ari
2 years ago

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
Amor
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

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

aaron
aaron
2 years ago

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… Read more »

LoveWave
LoveWave
2 years ago
Reply to  aaron

I respect you

Luke
Luke
2 years ago
Reply to  aaron

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

Kris
Kris
2 years ago
Reply to  Luke

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
Briekimchi
2 years ago

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
kitty
2 years ago

Icelanders did that? jeez

Lua
Lua
2 years ago

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
Poet
2 years ago

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
LoveWave
2 years ago

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

Carlos
Carlos
2 years ago
Reply to  LoveWave

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

b00nika
b00nika
2 years ago
Reply to  LoveWave

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...
Right...
2 years ago
Reply to  LoveWave

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

LoveWave
LoveWave
2 years ago
Reply to  Right...

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...
Right...
2 years ago
Reply to  LoveWave

What bad reputation could this pretty sweetie have??

LoveWave
LoveWave
2 years ago
Reply to  Right...

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

amala
amala
2 years ago
Reply to  LoveWave

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

Po
Po
2 years ago

#MenCry #MenDance #BreakTheTaboo

Gogo
Gogo
2 years ago

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

b00nika
b00nika
2 years ago

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
amlrli
2 years ago
Reply to  b00nika

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
Colin
2 years ago

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

Amor
Amor
2 years ago

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
Bgc
2 years ago

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
No Name
2 years ago

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

James
James
2 years ago
Reply to  No Name

You can volunteer to become a new contributor.

____
____
2 years ago
Reply to  No Name

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
Matt
2 years ago

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
Nancy G
2 years ago

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
Cute
2 years ago

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
izaya
2 years ago

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

brennan
brennan
2 years ago

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
Cute
2 years ago
Reply to  brennan

Bully!

brennan
brennan
2 years ago
Reply to  Cute

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

Cute
Cute
2 years ago
Reply to  brennan

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

Lilja
Lilja
2 years ago
Reply to  brennan

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

Cute
Cute
2 years ago
Reply to  Lilja

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

ImpressiveInstants
ImpressiveInstants
2 years ago

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

Polyna
Polyna
2 years ago

> And those people were quick to judge.

Arseholes.

Héctor
Héctor
2 years ago

Wow! I can’t believe this is still happening nowadays! Some people need to evolve. They don’t realize they are making a fool of themselves. Of course, everyone should cry if they feel the need to do it, in private or in public. In fact, I think is good to cry once in a while, as it helps to relieve stress and bad emotions.

Well done, Ari! #WeAllCry

Pavel
Pavel
2 years ago
Reply to  Héctor

no wonder he was crying, he realised he’s in SF 1

Sentzo
Sentzo
2 years ago
Reply to  Pavel

He might make it. Not many ballads in semi 1.