Eurovision 2012: Sweden – Finally Facing Their Waterloo – Again…
Sweden’s Loreen has triumphed in this years Eurovision despite not facing stiff competition from the UK singing legend Engelbert Humperdink who could only manage 12 points and a second from the bottom finish.
But as the Huffington Post makes clear Irish twins Jedward didn’t do much better, securing only 46 points and earning 19th place, despite giving us their best C3P0 impressions, employing a water fountain, freshly-bouffed quiffs and their own tireless performances of catchy tune Waterline. They did the Emerald Isle proud, once again, after coming eighth in last year’s competition.
But when it came to the voting, it was clear from the outset that Sweden would be sweeping the floor. The tune Euphoria, which has already topped the charts in Sweden and Finland, and been a top ten hit in Israel and Estonia, caught the imagination from the start, with singer Loreen making fans with her dance moves that borrowed much from Kate Bush, and a soaring chorus that hit all the right Euro-voting buttons, and will be heard across club dance floors, no doubt, for the rest of the summer.
The top three was rounded out by the fabulous singing Russian grannies in second and Serbia in third. Asll in all though it was a classic slice of Eurovision.
The Wikipedia page for this years event has all the runners and riders and final results.
Source: Huffington Post