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SO, ABOUT THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST...

Tags:   Eurovision

By The Swag Team   -  January 22, 2016



More camp than a flamingo in garters and a hot pink feather boa, the Eurovision Song Contest is a cause of much celebration (and consternation) on the Maltese islands, and it’s little wonder why, given its almost festa-like qualities. The induction into what many foreign commentators have nicknamed the Eurotrash fest starts pretty early with us, with children of barely toddling age clutching snot covered flags and five year olds jamming to the not always very age appropriate lyrics which are routinely churned out by the usual suspects.

Love it or hate it, you would have to be deaf, dumb and blind to not know that the vast majority of the Maltese adore the Eurovision, and we adore it big.

 

Unfortunately, with great love comes even greater hair and quite frankly, costumes which even renowned drag queen Ru Paul would probably shy away from on a packed night at the Golden Nugget. However, before we jump ahead, it would do us justice to focus on the glitter encrusted stepping stone which we will be taking tomorrow night before we get to the land of Abba and meatballs.

Contrary to past years, this year’s contestants have been allowed to choose their own individual stylists which will hopefully lead to a slight dissipation on the almost comical efforts which have graced our stages in the past and made the casual observer wonder whether certain artists were taking sartorial advice from a league of ghetto, Filipino ladyboys who had taken a wrong turning and gotten themselves lost in a sequin factory (and I mean absolutely no disrespect to said Filipinos).

 

The clothes are just the beginning, but once you couple a white cut out “kinky” creation with enough make up to coat an army of figolli, most industry savvy people would gently conclude that you’ve already lost half the game, yet in this carnival of kitsch where no one ever points out who the fool is, anything and everything does go (even in the voice department).

 

Yes, the voice department. I will say this once and only once, I (and I’m sure many others) would appreciate it if some of the people chosen to take part could actually carry the note they were endeavouring to hit. Of course, I am by no means saying that we don’t have fabulously talented singers, that would be a lie, but I have squirmed in my seat many a time watching some gyrating beauty attempting to reach notes which she simply can’t (or won’t) and it would be nice if someone (at least her mother) would tell her that.

 

Contrary to past years where the outcome has always been a bit hazy and no one is sure which way things will go, this year the bomb dropped (twice) when the lovely Ira Losco announced that she would be taking part again with not one entry but two; I’m not going to exaggerate when I say that many people in the industry would have probably given their left nipple to be a fly on the wall when that particular news broke, I can’t even begin to imagine the hissing and tantrums that took place by songwriters and singers as they threw down their wigs and wailed at the skies.

And really, who can blame them?

I will be extremely surprised if Ira doesn’t win her golden ticket to Sweden and to everyone else, especially Christabelle Borg whose song Kingdom is really the stuff of Eurovision seventh heaven, I say guys, it’s not your fault, better luck next year (unless Chiara decides to re-enter).



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