In almost two hours since I joined we are now at song 17 of 24 of San Remo. The Ad breaks are many and plenty, with additional trailers interspersed .... Ah well post midnight it is then. We have a Superfinal with three reprises to go after the 24th concludes too.
You're a braver man than I Chris!
...and Margaret eliminated. That is a shocker!
I felt on the night that Malou and Margaret's songs were appealing to virtually the same market. However the result for Margaret was damning, I don't expect to see her at Melfest again despite her fresh appeal.
Margaret could have won the whole Eurovision Song Contest with that song. The Swedes just didn’t warm to her. It was as if she didn’t think much of Sweden either, no attempt to learn the language.
If she had done her VT
in Polish I'd get that but given how well English is spoken in Sweden would that really be a reason to reject her?
I did feel SVT deramped her a bit in the Green Room by not conducting an interview in English and instead the host did a piece to camera in Swedish, giving her a cue to laugh in English - again, something the majority of viewers would have gotten.
I go on holiday to Marbella a lot as the old man is semi retired out there and there's always Swedes out there, who can speak English better than the Brits do, frankly. Indeed, I was with two Swedes and two Russians on a night out and the Swedes and Russians conversed with each other in word perfect English.