Eurovision – it’s getting political

Now it’s getting tasty! The line-up for Eurovision 2016 is complete with the second semi-final revealing which countries are now locked in for the final this Saturday.

I wonder how Russia (the favourites, remember), feel about Ukraine getting through with ‘1944’? This controversial song references the Tatar deportation by Stalin in 1944 and the song made a certain superpower very unhappy. But the song by Jamala is a haunting song and fan forums lit up with comments about how it gave everyone goosebumps.

Eurovision2016_posing-t-shirt-SuzanNuriI was sure of France. Or Spain. But now I don’t know. Ukraine has moved to second favourite and despite its strong political message, it could well win and snatch the crown from under Russian noses. Irony doesn’t even touch it!


Main photo: Jamala performing 1944 at Eurovision

Left: Suzanne Nuri, our roving reporter and Eurovision superfan currently in Stockholm