Is it normal people actually take eurovision seriously?
I love eurovision but... I dont take it seriously as a contest. Its a fun, crazy experience and its always exciting but if a song I dont like wins its disappointing for like one minute. It does not matter. Its not even possible to compete in music unless such a competion would be genre-based because then you judge each song based on how well it represents the genre in question as well as how good it is.
Ukraine was not my favorite this year but the song gets in my head and that means its got something right - its very catchy. Spains song to me was really generic and boring but apparently it could've won instead.
That shows how different peoples tastes are when a competion is as mixed as eurovision is.
I find it laughable how some people are pissed that this, apparently, extremely important competition would DARE to mix in politics.
I thought my countrys commentator nailed it when he said after Ukraine won that its right on brand for eurovision, actually, because eurovision was created to unite a scattered Europe after the war.
My usual favorite genre is rock and eurovision brings no rock unless its very generic and bland but I dont care. I often find gems and I watch because its entertaining. If politics are mixed in or not I dont care.