Photo: Sarah Louise Bennett

On Tuesday, Bambie Thug took Ireland back to the Eurovision grand final for the first time since 2018 with their entry “Doomsday Blue”. During the semi-final 1 qualifiers press conference after the show, the star revealed that they had been ordered to remove messages for support of Palestine from their make-up.

Bambie Thug has chosen to wear messages in Ogham script — an Early Medieval alphabet used to write the early Irish language — on her face and legs as part of their Eurovision 2024 performance.

After the pictures from the initial rehearsals were released, fans quickly decoded the messages within this body paint. They included:

  • Ceasefire
  • Freedom for Palestine
  • Crown the Witch

During the semi-final 1 qualifiers press conference, Bambie Thug was aksed by Tobbe Ek from Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet why it was important for them to include such hidden messages in their stage costume.

Bambie responded:

“It was very important for me because I am pro-justice and pro-peace. Unfortunatley, I had to change those messages to ‘Crown the Witch’ only in order from the EBU.”

Following applause from a selection of the watching press in the room, Bambie Thug proceeded to raise her hand in solidarity — often done to indicate an act of defiance.

 
 
 
 
 
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Dave
Dave
1 month ago

What wasnt clear with “no politics”? Or its apply only to the jews?

Alanis
Alanis
1 month ago
Reply to  Dave

Nope, on the contrary, that DOES’T apply to the jews (zionists) only. On everybody else you can spit freely and as politically as much as you want (Russia, Belarus etc), you can sin songs that violated all ESC rules (published and sung before the official start of the national selection, and make it as political as it gets – Jamala 1944) and give them winner’s trophy, you can expel anyone you don’t like, you can give political support to anyone you like and as loud as you like – except Palestine. . You will be gag ordered if you “mispronounce”… Read more »

WhiteSox
WhiteSox
1 month ago

She should keep it and withdraw. End of the (circus) game.

Tipi Tii
Tipi Tii
1 month ago

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5TzrI65j5Jg

About Bambie, from second 00:36.

FizzPunk
FizzPunk
1 month ago

Have a great SF2 2nite to all of Ya!!

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago

This is a Barbra Streisand effect. It she were allowed to have it, we would probably not be talking about this.

Mike
Mike
1 month ago

When attention seaking b*tch act as a witch, this is what we get! If she is so much all about supporting Palestine, then she should quite the contest when they made her delete those messages, and go back to Ireland, but nooo, all of a sudden she won’t mind participating in the final with zero support (through messages) for Palestine, as she got the attention she needed for her “song”. Such a pity, because she could have had a legit 100% support for that performance, but instead she will loose so much. Well, the good thing is that Ireland is… Read more »

Cassette
Cassette
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

The right wing Israeli squatter facists who have polluted this site are good at telling people where to go which is not suprising but how dare you call Bambie a b*tch. The only place your ilk should go is back to Warsaw, Poland.

Paul
Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Cassette

By all means call out the Israeli right wingers and Mike’s post is hideous but that second comment is disgusting. Stop that.

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
1 month ago
Reply to  Cassette

it’s rich to hear about “Polish squatters” when Arabs have been squatting all the way from the Arab peninsula to both the Iberian peninsula to the west and Central Asia to the east

Jonny
Jonny
1 month ago

You can call it peace when every single H*m*s t*rr*r*st is imprisioned or d**d.

Cassette
Cassette
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonny

One mans terr0rist is another man’s freedom fighter. Remember that c0ckhead.

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
1 month ago
Reply to  Cassette

those guys ain’t fighting for freedom, they want to wipe Israel out and then the whole world to surrender to sharia law you dorkass

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

Per BT instagram: EBU had agreed to allow the ‘Ceasefire’ ogham message but changed their mind an hour before they were to go on stage.

Cassette
Cassette
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

Makes one wonder what Israel has on the EBU, that theyve capitulated to this degree.

Lorena
Lorena
1 month ago
Reply to  Cassette

Where is Moroccan oil from? One hint: not from Morocco. On the other side, I don’t think it should be that difficult for EBU to find other sponsors for Eurovision.

Cassette
Cassette
1 month ago

Thank you Bambie Thug for raising awareness. if you read this, you are a corageous beautiful soul. Kudos to you!

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago

Wiwi, where is the article about the artists of tonight?

On Tuesday morning there was an article “Rest of World voting now open for Semi-Final 1…so who did you vote for?”Waiting for the article for Semi 2.

Looking forward to the good artists on day 2.

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago
Reply to  Nadiia

3 political articles on Wiwi’s homepage, for almost 24 hours already.
Time to upload a new article about the artists of tonight, Wiwi.

Elsa
Elsa
1 month ago

So Bambie brings a dark magic feast onto the scene and then writes “cease fire” in a cryptic language? Is she a shy punk? Not impressed. Shout out to Saade who way braver and punker

Chris
Chris
1 month ago

This year’s contest has lost its meaning. It became about politics, nudity and attention seeking. Nothing about music. Sad.

Lawrence Gibb
Lawrence Gibb
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris

Sadly, I have to agree.

mipr
mipr
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris

Very shallow thinking, but what can you expect from a fan who sees only what they want to see

Chris
Chris
1 month ago
Reply to  mipr

Ok clever one explain to us what’s behind all these.

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris

no cap, sf1 was utterly disappointing and music was left on the bench

Jonkonfui
Jonkonfui
1 month ago

If they are so committed, why dont they quit their participation when they are forced to remove messages and explicit supports?

Toine
Toine
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonkonfui

Exactly, I’m already tired of that attention seeking witch.

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago

Can we please pay attention to other entries, too? It’s not balanced to write only about Ireland; it’s pretty unfair for the other songs.

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Juries won’t go for all the screaming. Most are 40-50 age and it won’t appeal I don’t think. Artistically yes but not in other ways. Think she will be top five due to the hype the act generates

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Agree.
Already 3 pictures of Ireland on Wiwi homepage.
And 3 political articles first.

Where are the positive singers who will perform tonight?

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Nadiia

Oh yes, enough with Bambie Thug. I wish them good luck, but it’s a contest with 37 entries. Monopolizing news with Ireland is boring.

Paul
Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

CROWN THE WITCH

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
1 month ago

Bambi is doing so well purely because she is controversial. The song will tank with the juries

Paul
Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

If you think it is purely down to controversial elements I think your bias might be showing.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago
Reply to  Itchymonkey

Or because it was something new, fresh?
And juries like artistry so it wont end up last

Matt
Matt
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

They will not award the screaming, that’s for sure.. artistically she is on point, vocally not so much at all..

Paul
Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Matt

There is screaming but there is also some very good singing which will be favourable for the Jury.

Itchymonkey
Itchymonkey
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

Very good? Many outshine Bambi for vocals. Angelina, Raiven to name just two

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago

One more thing. Lol.
What about that photo of Bambie Thug with the moustache and naked upper body, the nipples covered with black tape and the word PORK tattood or written on their chest?
How would help that message anybody there?

Paul
Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Nadiia

What do you think this means?

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago

Bambie plays it well. (from their point of view)
Tons of political statements and hints outside the official show, old letters on their face in the pre-show,
hexing the blue 6 point star etc. on social media ,
but on stage only with double meaning so it won’t get disqualified.
(on stage 5 point blue star, singing and hexing against the color blue and the star).

Like I said yesterday, I dont like political statements in Eurovision. Same for Ukraine.
Sorry, Jerry.

Paul
Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Nadiia

You’ve posted this already, it is bollox

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

It’s not trolling.
It’s just what I noticed in their socials, their statements etc.
In their socials BT literally published a hex photo with a blue 6 pointed star.
This is a Wiwi article about BTs poltical statements, so is a good place to place it here

Paul
Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Nadiia

what socials? when? link it

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

Here it is.
Bambie speak to destroy,
with that 6 point star of David, star of Israel.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C48GMAFM16Y/

And that small blue doll she is voodooing.. things like that.

Well, I am looking forward to the positive artists of tonight.

Paul
Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Nadiia

That is artwork made by and posted by another graphic designer called Patricio Santagada, not her.

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

BT posts it proudly on their Instagram.

It could be made on request of BT, you never know.
The fact that BT proudly posts it, says it all.

Also the old script on their face..
BT didn’t speak about it themselves, but let other find the meaning, the translation and publish it, just before the Semifinal.

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

It’s so transparant.

Some people are so naive (or they agree with BT’s ideology, that’s even worse).

Paul
Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Nadiia

You’re reaching

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

how? she’s not capping at all, just checked and everything she said about Bambie’s socials is there

Thallo
Thallo
1 month ago

I’m glad Bambie is calling out the EBU.

Politics aside, Bambie is the dark horse this competition needed. They served us one of the greatest performances in years, and nobody expected it! I really hope Ireland is a shock winner on Saturday.

Green
Green
1 month ago

Just saw a video of the creature that decided to represent a terr0rist country performing, and the crowd booing was legit music to my ears. I hope they boo her so much tomorrow you cant even hear her

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago
Reply to  Green

they added fake cheers and clapping. Some already in the 1st sf sounded a bit weird, I guess they were fake too

Scotty
Scotty
1 month ago
Reply to  Jo.

Was it fake I thought it was real

Tommy
Tommy
1 month ago
Reply to  Scotty

they were totally fake

stm
stm
1 month ago
Reply to  Tommy

Those were real cheers and clapping, we were in the arena and the crowd was basically spilt – when the booing happened, her supporters started cheering. This went on for the whole song so it was a total mess.

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago
Reply to  stm

The TV performance leaked and we can only hear cheers and clapping, or at least much louder than booing

Heurve
Heurve
1 month ago
Reply to  Green

If people want to protest, why not turning their backs to the stage instead of booing? That would be impressive…

stm
stm
1 month ago
Reply to  Heurve

Many people did that or chose to ignore it all together and just not react at all.

blueeyed
blueeyed
1 month ago
Reply to  Green

I didn’t hear that Palestine was allowed to compete? Interesting.

Milan
Milan
1 month ago

Politics or not, this was by far the best stage performance I’ve seen in a long time.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan

Bambie is a natural performer. Acts can have the most elaborate and expensive staging in the world, but without the gift of performative talent it really counts for little.

Morten
Morten
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

She is a natural, and a good singer too, and her movements, looks like ballet experience. Allround an intelligent little witch

Poul Riisen
Poul Riisen
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan

For me, it’s Switzerland and we have not yet watched it all live on our screens. Go #teamNemo

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago
Reply to  Poul Riisen

Agree.
I want to see good energies tonight.
And Nemo is one of them.

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago

The ebu will start scanning people head to toes in order to find any piece remotely related to pal.esti.ne

Michael
Michael
1 month ago

Off topic but can entrants still change outfits for the second dress rehearsal? Albania did it for the current one.
Also, Nemo looks even worse with that new outfit; looks like a 5 year old clown 🙁

Dane
Dane
1 month ago
Reply to  Michael

this is not about nemo. leave them alone!!!

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

What does “from the River to the Sea” mean?

I’ve heard/seen people say it, but I’m never sure of what they actually mean. On the surface, it seems like a well-intentioned show of support for the innocents in R a f a h. When really it is often used as a cry to end the state if I s r a e l entirely.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

state OF I s r a e l

Arystophan
Arystophan
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

the river is smaller than the sea. it is a way of wishing the expansion of the country or rather the erection of smallness (oppressed) into greatness

Arystophan
Arystophan
1 month ago
Reply to  Arystophan

and obviously we can make the link with blood and the rebirth of civilization. exactly like with Abel and Cain or Remus Romulus

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago
Reply to  Arystophan

Or make a link to the actual geographical meaning.

Ana
Ana
1 month ago
Reply to  Arystophan

Stop the lies! It’s pathetic. It means they want the whole land, from the Jordan river to the Mediterranean sea. Meaning they don’t want Israel to be there, they are not into sharing the land, they only want Palestine to be there. AKA ethnical cleansing, AKA G***cide. A lovely call that comes from people that claim that they condemn violence.

Shush
Shush
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

That’s literally just zionists trying to play victim. It is a common rhyme used in protests and has absolutely nothing to do with destroying Israel. It’s legit just a harmless phrase that rhymes with “P*lestine will be free” and is used for countries across the arab world such as Syria which is under dictatorship. It’s a phrase used as a cry for freedom if anything.

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago
Reply to  Shush

If you don’t know what you’re talking about, don’t try to give an answer. It’s not ‘just a harmless phrase’ that’s only used as a common rhyme for other words that actually hold meaning. The phrase itself holds deep meaning and has political implications.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy

Shush did answer my question, I guess. The answer being no, not everybody who uses it understands its meaning.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Or appreciates the implications of using it, and how others might receive it. We should be careful. Heavy sigh.

Ana
Ana
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Many of them know the meaning. They just make up stories to pretend that it’s not a call for another ge**cide of the Jews. Lying and having double standards is the core of this whole “watermelon” movement. It’s built on lies pretty much.

Shush
Shush
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy

With all due respect “Jimmy” I feel like I as an Arab would know more about the phrase than you do. There is nothing remotely anti sème tic about the phrase itself and has been used in protests all over the world. How dare you question my credibility on a topic that is so close to home.

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

”From the river to the sea”
Is a reference to the original borders of Palestine under Ottoman and British rule, referring geographically to the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. It implies that the land is one, and that it should be unified. It’s generally used by pro-Palestinians with the implication that Israel should not exist because it divides Palestine in to two, and therefore Palestine, post-1948, has not existed continuously “from the river to the sea”.

Arystophan
Arystophan
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy

Well.. there are lots of documents on the internet and even a Wikipedia page on it
I am sure Jonas is in Wiki now

Arystophan
Arystophan
1 month ago
Reply to  Arystophan

on wiki*

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Arystophan

Always!

Wiki is my (unreliable) go-to source of information. I use it to give the impression I know what I’m talking about. 🙂

Arystophan
Arystophan
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Wiki is kiwi. It only provides a tiny dose of vitamins but it’s enough to look at your radiant face.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy

Thanks. I knew it was SOMETHING like that, I suppose what I’m really asking is if the people who use it do. It feels like a red flag of anti-semitism, but I’ve seen it used in some surprising places.

Anyway, this conversation is probably not what people come to this board for. Sometimes I can’t help myself. I was sorry I asked about 30 seconds after I clicked.

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

It’s ok. I understand.

Yeah, it’s all very grim. The situation is horrible and it’s frustrating that people want to amplify the extremities rather than work to find common ground.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy

It’ll be harder to block everything out tomorrow night and just enjoy the show. It’ll also be harder to be COMFORTABLE with blocking everything out.

Scotty
Scotty
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

It means to erase Isreal it’s quite an insular phrase… what Australia did was significantly worse, that participant is basically saying he wishes for Isrealis to die. I don’t see the issue her promoting for a ceasefire at all but maybe show that in voting segments etc not on stage.

Green
Green
1 month ago

A shame and i hope these actions have enormous consequences on Eurovision and ebu. FROM RIVER TO THE SEA PAL8STINE WILL BE FREE. ALL EYES ON RAFFAH

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago

Jesus. There would be 2 people in the entire world that would understand the message. The oppression of freedom of speech when Western interests are compromised has become disgusting

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Thanos

Eric Saade is 33. Same as Jesus.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Sorry, just felt like sharing that…

Thanos
Thanos
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

I laughed xD

slia
slia
1 month ago

The entire EBU and Bjorkman are full of sh..it, the contest is heading in the wrong direction.

ORE92
ORE92
1 month ago

Love Bambi. They seem like such a genuine “artist”. Not perfect, but genuinely passionate and honest.

The song was never my favourite, but with the live performance it became my favourite yesterday. That in addition to the fact they make me smile whenever I see them interviewed.

jercle
jercle
1 month ago

Eden will probably finish her song tomorrow night by saying “Support for the IDF!”, and the EBU will issue a statement on Friday saying that in their view, it wasn’t a political statement.

The truth
1 month ago
Reply to  jercle

Good one! Noticed her very long fingernails painted blood red? That should also be taken as a political statement.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago

I was really impressed by her performance, that’s all I care to say. We will know tomorrow but it seems like Bambi Thug created one of the top performances of the year, something I surely didn’t expect. Also Raiven, the camera work and the choreo are so clever, she really didn’t need anything else. Crown the witches. All 3, Norway will complete this magnificent cast of witches that came together this year.

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

Raiven’s performance blew me away. Outstanding use of camera work

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Jo.

Same. The first performance I rewatched and I only rewatched very few. This performance is something really special and I hope it gets a decent recent, far from the bottom. It belongs in the top 5. I hope it wasn’t a ‘barely made the final’ type of score.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

*decent result

Dr. Fergal Sherlock
Dr. Fergal Sherlock
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

A trifecta of witchery… And I’m spellbound. Total respect to all three… They’re Malificent.

Arystophan
Arystophan
1 month ago

You are Malificent LISTEN TO FERGAL AGAIN MMMH

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

1 of those 3 is no witch.
Slovenia was erroneously accused for being a witch, right?

LawnaDellPlay
LawnaDellPlay
1 month ago

She should be more focused on Ulster vs Westminster conflit.
First clean up your backyard gurl

Ron
Ron
1 month ago

But Israel is allowed to send a political song that was modified just enough to be able to compete. Reminds of when Armenians were threatened and fined for the Karabagh flag but Azerbaijan’s own post card in 2012 was titled Karabagh. It’s not that EBU is non-political, it’s just they have a clear stance on certain political issues and as you guessed it, it’s never on the side of human rights.

LawnaDellPlay
LawnaDellPlay
1 month ago

Faux-trucer

Michèle
Michèle
1 month ago

Never thought our Ogham script would prove controversial in Eurovision! Áth mór ort Bambi agus maith thú.

Anita
Anita
1 month ago

No politics at Eurovision. I love Bambie Thug, but the EBU is doing the right thing.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Anita

How dare artists express themselves through art, you cry.

Steven
Steven
1 month ago
Reply to  Anita

And what about Russia to Eurovision

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Sad, very sad.

All those “give peace a chance” stomps at the start of Torino 2022 were for… what?

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

For show. We knew that. Besides, wasn’t it playback? Platback is always fake.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

You’ll Never Walk Alone was just last year. There really should be an asterisk at the end of that, pointing to the terms and conditions.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

You’ll never walk alone is even more dishonest. You’ll always walk alone. Can’t pay our outrageous fees, little European broadcasters? Get out of here. This contest is not for you. Although I find it incredible how Moldova can compete and arrive on the first or second rehearsal day, but BiH, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania etc can’t.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

The EBU have always been stupid about flags, to be fair to them. I remember Joe or Jake getting in trouble for waving a Welsh flag or something like that.

Ari
Ari
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Seriously? So it’s only ok to be Welsh at Junior Eurovision, I guess.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

Joe, or Jake, was told not to pack his Welsh flag, and lead a successful campaign to get the rule overturned.

https://wiwibloggs.com/2016/05/06/ebu-amends-flag-policy-no-restrictions/140936/

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Ari

You’ll Never Walk Alone (First Class Passengers Only)

ALAN
ALAN
1 month ago

If anything, being asked to remove the messages has brought more attention to it than if the messages were just left as they were…

Paul
Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  ALAN

It’s as if the EBU forgot about the Streisand Effect…

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  ALAN

Good point.

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago
Reply to  ALAN

Thats why Bambie put the text on their cheek at the Pre-show. So people would talk about it before the Semi.. Otherwise the Ebu and noone else would have noticed and BT wouldn’t get that attention.
It was never BTs intention to wear it during the Semi.

People are so naive.
Like when they thought Kaleem had a real wardrobe malfunction.

Karl
Karl
1 month ago

F^ck the EBU

Marcin
Marcin
1 month ago

Garbage song, awful singer. Eurovision became a real joke after yesterday results. 0 POINTS FROM JURIES, PLEASE.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Marcin

Hi, Marcin!

Ireland would not qualify, you told us multiple times. You said to mark your words.

I marked them. What do I do now?

Dr. Fergal Sherlock
Dr. Fergal Sherlock
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Ahhhh… Has somebody like got a like… erazerrrrr?

Marcin
Marcin
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Nothing to be proud of qualifing in a weak year while being in a semi final with only 15 countries. Cant wait to see you face when Ireland finishes dead last while qualing from a bordeline postion thanks to votes from Sweden,UK and Australia.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Marcin

Will I mark these words too?

Marcin
Marcin
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Sure because I will be 100 perecent correct.

MaxESC
MaxESC
1 month ago
Reply to  Marcin

Are you old enough to be talking to adults on this page? Your responses sound very much along the lines of “ I know I am but what are you”……

Marcin
Marcin
1 month ago
Reply to  MaxESC

Anyone supporting trash like Ireland,Finland,Croatia etc is definitly underaged. So not me

Robbie
Robbie
1 month ago
Reply to  Marcin

Isn’t that the beauty of Eurovision? We all have different tastes and preferences but our beloved contest brings us all together! You are entitled, by all means, to think that Ireland, Finland & Croatia are trash. They’re certainly not my type of song either, but I’m savvy enough and having followed the contest for over 40 years, it’s quite clear that these “trash” entries you’re talking about will all be top 10. You need to be kinder in your words and embrace people’s opinions! Remember, there’s no right or wrong when it comes to musical preferences and your predictions regarding… Read more »

Morten
Morten
1 month ago
Reply to  Marcin

are you nuts, Ireland probably is top 3 in the semis, everybody liekd the act and for good reason. You fail to see her qualities. She has both vocals and ballet, and acting. You are just so locked and stobbern to see it.

Marcin
Marcin
1 month ago
Reply to  Morten

Screaming is not singing. Prancing around and acting derenanged is not ballet. Effect 0 points from Jury incoming.

AMAAN STORM
AMAAN STORM
1 month ago
Reply to  Marcin

Thankfully you’re not the jury, even if your over inflated opinions seem to assume so.

Meet you back here on Saturday to laugh at you when Bambie doesn’t come last!

Samo
Samo
1 month ago

EBU finally getting their act together. Good.

nobody
nobody
1 month ago

and thus appeasing the Terrorist State of Israel continues

The truth
1 month ago
Reply to  nobody

Yes and in the meantime Israel is doing what it has excelled up to a little while ago – propaganda. That is why it insists to continue using such platforms as the ESC. For these past 10 days every time I accessed YouTube there was the Israeli IDF singer popping up before every clip I opened. She even speaks out in the different languages of the countries of the countries taking part in the ESC. Is this even allowed by the EBU? Shame on the EBU to continue being so pigheaded and allowing Israel to participate especially when mass graves… Read more »

Nadiia
Nadiia
1 month ago
Reply to  The truth

Strange. I rarely see videos of her on YouTube. And never those you mention. Only that official video.

When I open Youtube I see mainly shorts of Jerry, alyona alyona, Baby Lasagna, Nemo..

The truth
1 month ago
Reply to  Nadiia

Not videos (well actually they are) but short advertising clips with Eden speaking the lingo of the place -French, Italian, English even Maltese telling people to vote for her. Strange that none have not come up for you. When I was in France last week the adverts came up in French and when I asked friends from different European countries, tye confirmed that they had also had the same experience. Never before this ESC had I ever received promotional clips from any artist participating in the event telling me whom to vote for.

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago

The boos are going to be so loud on Thursday night. They will drown out the song. Then what will the EBU do?

Tino
Tino
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

You mean Eden Golan’s performance?

Samo
Samo
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

No, they’re not. Chickens for KFC are a small, albeit loud, minority and they promised to boycott ESC anyway, right?

Darren
Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  Samo

You’re so creative taking that “Chickens for KFC” expression and posting it everywhere as if you came up with it yourself.

Be original, stop taking other peoples work as your own. Although, now that I say it, I guess it wouldn’t be the first time an Israeli took something that wasn’t theirs.

Samo
Samo
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

I’m not an Israeli, nor do I claim to come up with a term. You also used several words in your post that you didn’t invent. Thief!

Darren
Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  Samo

Ah okay, so a call for a ceasefire has literally no effect on you then, which makes me question why you’re so up in arms about it in the first place then.

Or is it just that you don’t like Muslims?

Paul Sorenson
Paul Sorenson
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

As far as I know there are almost 2 million Muslems living in Israel, with the same rights as all the other people there.
And there are muslems in the IDF fighting against their enemy H4m4s.

When I heard that KFC thing for the first time, I thought that’s a very good one to describe the craziness.

I say Queer for Israel.

Darren
Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul Sorenson

Same rights my absolute boll ox . Especially when you have Netanyahu and his extra and right pushing their agenda, evicting and annexing people from their homes, just today alone bulldozing a Bedouin community on Israeli soil. Yeah full equality right there.

It is you who supports the craziness, but you already know that

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

I mean, where has liking them taken you, though? Remember that Algerian mf who stabbed toddlers out of a school in Dublin last December?

Darren
Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  BiCHOTA

What has an Algerian got to do with any of this? A) We are talking about Palestine, completely different place. B) That attack could just have easily been carried out by a deranged “local”, so unsure again what the fact that he is Algerian has anything to do with it. In addition, the guy was a naturalised Irish citizen living here over 20 years, and Garda say attack wasn’t terror related. So case closed. I mean c’mon Bichota, say you’re an Islamophobe without saying you’re an Islamophobe. I know many Muslims, who are good, honest people. I know many good… Read more »

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

How many Jews and how many Israelis do you know, Darren?

I’d just say it’s easy to call others out on their judgmental views, one-sidedness and hypocrisy, but often less easy to see it in oneself. Above, you kind of suggested that theft is a core part of Israeli national identity (that Israelis take what isn’t theirs), that sounds pretty racist too. Some would call it antisemitism.

Darren
Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy

Well Israeli government policy has confirmed my statement.

Whereas the one isolated incident that Bichota was referring to can hardly be assumed that ALL Algerians or ALL Muslims are capable of such.
Never had you down to have selected vision Jimmy but alas.

For the record, I’m not racist, far from it. And if criticism of Israel is antisemitism then I guess we cannot criticise any country. Bring back Russia so!
In addition, not all Israelis are Jews, so you seem to be confusing the two.

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

I don’t think you’re a racist but the way you’ve written things can make it seem like you’re equating the current Israeli government with all Israelis. That’s exactly what you’re picking up others on in reverse.

I’m well aware that not all Israelis are Jews. Nothing I said direcly communicates otherwise. But it shows how fragile communication and the extrapolation of meaning can be.

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimmy

Just entering into the discussion as a bit of a devil’s advocate really, Darren. It’s just very easy to be one-sided in the debates on this issue without really seeing it. The situation will only be positively resolved with a solution that involves all the people living there currently – not one side or the other.

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

I’m not an islamophobe bc I’m not scared of Muslims, if anything what I feel towards them is animosity, most of my experiences with them have been awful, both in Mexico (which has a growing Muslim population) and in Europe

Darren
Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  BiCHOTA

Ah it’s just something you don’t understand. I suggest you educate yourself on the issue. Educate yourself on what Islam actually is.

And then just live and let live, no need for animosity when you understand the situation and come out of your ignorance.

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

oh, god. typical westplainer *yawn*

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago

This person needs to remember that they are representing their country and not themselves

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Jofty

Their country joined in South Africa’s ICJ case against Israel…

sparkling points
sparkling points
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

What a shame they did not the right thing with the cc a b use against women and children.

Eurogambler
Eurogambler
1 month ago
Reply to  Jofty

To be Irish is to be in solidarity with Palestine.

BiCHOTA
BiCHOTA
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurogambler

And with Russia, the Irish are such clowns tbh

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Jofty

Aren’t the prime ministers of Spain and Ireland holding meetings right now to discuss recognising the state of Palestine?

Peter
Peter
1 month ago
Reply to  Jofty

In Ireland we support peace. We always have.

Eurofan23
Eurofan23
1 month ago

Kaarja as been confirmed for the semi final 2!!! ITS CRAZY ITS PARTYY

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurofan23

Herreys 40th Anniversary too, as interval act of semi 2!

benidorm
benidorm
1 month ago

but then the finish guy can be semi naked during their performance

Eve
Eve
1 month ago
Reply to  benidorm

Spain is more naked

Ana
Ana
1 month ago

TBH writing something in a language that no one can read is extremely useless to begin with. As far as I know it could say “I love the IDF” and nobody could ever tell anyway.
Another empty public stunt on the backs of the Palestinians.

Dawid
Dawid
1 month ago

Guess who will be destroyed in jury vote.

Dawid
Dawid
1 month ago
Reply to  Dawid

Not saying i want it to happen. Just what I expect will happen.

Madhat
Madhat
1 month ago
Reply to  Dawid

Politics aside, juries are there to award music, of which there is none in Ireland’s entry.

Marcin
Marcin
1 month ago
Reply to  Madhat

True, just imagine the tears of fanboys after Ireland finishes last. It’s going to be great!

Paul
Paul
1 month ago

Asking Bambie to remove the “freedom” sign makes sense as it is overtly political but demanding to remove the “ceasefire” sign is another exceedingly stupid decision from the EBU.

Dawid
Dawid
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul

Ikr? It’s not saying “i’m pro-xyz”. It’s saying “stop killing each other”.

Denis
Denis
1 month ago

But people shouting out Slava Ukraina all the time is somehow not a politcal statement..
It’s not like they waved a flag, or burned stuff or so. It was a simple call for ceasefire, to stop violence.
EBU is strange to say the least.

Musiclover
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

Its ok for Ukraine, its Ukraine

gea
gea
1 month ago
Reply to  Denis

Eurovision is a victim of its own decision: I guess Maroccanoil gives too much money hence anything that is a slight critique against Israel is a no go zone it seems.

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago

but it’s ok if you’re madonna

Marlinken
Marlinken
1 month ago

Look, aside from animals and gay rights, I’m no activist but… Eurovision was created at a time when the world had very clear boundaries. Western Europe was post-WWII and united by common liberal ideals. It was OK to “just be a music contest” because the competing countries (UK, France, Italy, Austria, Sweden, West Germany, Netherlands, etc.) all had a basically shared worldview. The world is a more complicated place now. We brought in countries, like Russia, where a lot of people have a very different set of values. Israel, at the moment, is another of these. There have been times… Read more »