matryoshka's thoughts

19 may 2019: eurovision

Feelings have conquered fireworks, yet again.
He did it. 492 points, 261 + 231.
After a year with a less than satisfactory result, the sense has returned to Eurovision.
An excellent entry, with a meaning, no flashy bullshit gimmicks. Just a guy, with a piano and a microphone.
This is music. Not the trash pushed through our throats each day thanks to the pop cartel.

I viewed the Eurovision final at my best friend's house in Dordrecht, along with several more fans.
There was a huge reaction everytime the Netherlands got twelve points, and the feeling when we won was unique.
It was so loud that we all thought the neighbours called the police.
After 44 years, Teach-In finally isn't the most recent Dutch winner.

Thank you very much, Duncan Laurence.

We live in a world of disposable music; fast-food music without any content...
Music is not fireworks, music is feeling.
So let's try to change this and bring music back which is really what matters.

Salvador Sobral, winner of Eurovision 2017