May 29, 2017 |

Eurovsion – A Victory For Music?!

Eurovsion – A Victory For Music?!

May 29, 2017 |

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Now, given the Eurovision tradition of generic Euro-pop, this title may be a little surprising. And, given the majority of last weeks entries (including the entry with the man in the gorilla suit and the other guy in a suit wearing a horses head), it is a little confusing. Whether you're a fan or not, one thing I think we can all agree on is that (Lordi aside) it traditionally is not a hotbed for alternative music.

However, this year has sparked a change. The winning entry was something that no-one expected, not even myself and those who I was watching with, despite us all agreeing that the song was truly beautiful. Salvador Sobral of Portugal absolutely obliterated the competition to win the crown this year with his beautiful ballad 'Amar Pellos Dois', which was written by his sister in her bedroom. In his victory speech Salvador delivered some rousing words: "this could be a victory for music, music that actually means something, Music is not fireworks, music is feeling, so let's try to do this and bring music back which is what matters." Words which didn't leave a dry eye in the house.