Eurovision Fam Feature: Hook, Line, and Sinker from Maine

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Public Name [just your first name is fine or a nickname] 


Where are you from? 

“I’m from the United States from the state of Maine!”

When and how did you discover the Eurovision Song Contest? 

“I actually was watching MTV one night and they were airing the MTV EMA Awards which they usually don’t. Lordi was actually performing on that show & I had never seen anything like them before. I started looking them up and found out they won a Eurovision Song Contest which I had never heard before. All of a sudden I started doing some digging & looked up some videos online about it & I was hooked!”

What is your all time favorite Eurovision Song? 

The Common Linnets-Calm After The Storm

Who is your favorite Eurovision winner and why? 

Loreen! At the time, I didn’t know National Selection Shows was a thing and Eurovision was the first time I heard this live. It’s a perfect song that has everything you wanted vocally, lyrically, and it’s a song that’s great to dance to as well. It’s a song that can still be played anywhere today that doesn’t age at all.

What is your favorite Eurovision Contest year and why? 

2007! It was the first year I ever watched Eurovision live. I thought there was a lot of variety and entertainment that I really loved that I can still remember today like Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Turkey plus I think Molitva was a super powerful song. The whole presentation & anticipation wondering who was going to win and watching it live got me hooked even more.

If you could change one thing about the Eurovision Song Contest what would it be and why? 

“I don’t think the Big 5 should be an automatic qualifier every year. I think having the Big 5 countries having to compete in the Semi Finals would make them step up their game creatively and produce a quality song rather than put something out safe since they know they are in the Final anyways.”

What do you LOVE about being in the Eurovision fan community?

“The Eurovision fan community is extremely welcoming and accepting to me. I love that this community accepts all kinds of fans whether you have followed the contest for many years or fairly recently. I also love that this community revolves around one thing that will always bring us together which is music. If you like a certain song or don’t like a certain song, it’s great to keep the conversation going & communicating with everyone no matter what country you’re from.”

What is the hardest thing about being a fan NOT from a participating country?

“It’s hard not always having a channel to watch Eurovision in the US! I’m hoping somebody will pick up the Song Contest again.”

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Published by Elda Mengisto

Frequent writer, aspiring scholar, occasional fencer. I'm a lover of all things beautiful and light.

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