Eurovision 2019

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Welp, I’d love to talk about Eurovision weirdness, but it’s also problematic this year, since it’s being held in Tel Aviv…

But here is Iceland’s contribution, which is euro-techno meets electro-industrial?

And here is Albania’s entry, which has a video of a kid running through a warzone…

But ends with an eagle (which is what is on Albania’s flag…) which would lead me to believe it’s more of a nationalist-tinged song rather than an anti-war song?

YES! The title of the song is “Return to the Land”:

(This webpage seems full of pop up bullshit, so I’ll just put the lyrics in English below):

Return to the Land

You sing and cry
In hands, tears are gathered
You hold them

One day you live,
The next you die
So much nostalgia, so little hope
Alone, no identity

Return to your land
Oh man that let the heart hostage

Return to your land
You know there is a heart waiting for you

One day you live
The next you die
So much nostalgia, so little hope
Alone, no identity

Return to your land
Oh man that let the heart hostage

Return to your land
You know there is a heart waiting for you

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#2

Here is a Guardian article on this year’s Eurovision and the political implications of it…

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#3

Of course I am watching again.

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#4

Ok, this intermission act was a bad idea.

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