Contrary to my expectations, Lena won the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. Congratulations!
That’s why I want to thank all voters of the contest who did not vote for the artists of their home country. You made it happen that many Germans are very happy now because they think they have won the contest.
I watched the finale in a group of 10 persons. The expectations about the result were manifold. Only very few could imagine to find Lena at the first rank finally. But they shared the thrill with Lena. Deep inside they hoped that she will win – sorry, they hoped that they will win (despite the East-European conspiracy).
But can you imagine, I was the only person who gave a vote? It is not possible to vote for the artists of the country you currently stay in. So my co watchers could not vote for Lena, that’s why many of them decided not to vote at all even though they had their favourites besides Lena. It wasn’t about the best performance or the best music, it was about the patriotic act to vote for their home country. How dopey! If all people would think like that, who would win the contest? Nobody, because nobody would vote? Continue Reading »