Wow, I've been offline for almost a year from this site! But don't worry, I haven't forgotten about y'all (: Nice to see this site is still going, and it seems like it's more active than a year or two ago! I just hope the moderation has gotten better haha.
Well, where do I begin? My entire life has been tossed for a loop since July 23rd, when I last posted on here. For the better, of course! When I posted my last blog I underwent an existential crisis, with anxiety on the daily for several months. I had no idea what to do with myself, so I started focusing more on my own health and well-being, losing several close friends in the process but ultimately ending up finding myself in a better spot. I actually don't remember much from May to August last year, it all kinda feels like I blacked out. Eitherway, I'm doing much better now.
And more importantly, during the healing process, during late August I met one of the most incredible people in my entire life. Someone that I see a future with together, and I've never loved anyone like him ever before. On October 15th of 2021, I got myself a boyfriend! This is my first serious relationship (and by serious, I mean not online) and we've almost been together for 8 months now. He's changed my whole life and I love him so much 🥰
Another huge thing that happened was that I've gone back to studying again! I quit my job back in March and I'm now on the train to learning how to become a professional video editor! I've had my own YouTube channels ever since 2008 and I absolutely love editing videos, so I figured I'd pick it up and actually try to build a career within it. I'm currently studying media production and I've learned lots about writing newspaper articles, photographing, making advertisements and, of course, shooting videos. It's been a fun experience and I'm done with the course on Friday, and then I'll take some vacation in preparation for picking up some more courses mid-August. I've gotten 3 A's and 1 B so far, so think are going extremely well!
Overall I've got a better grasp on my life for now. I'm still working on my anxiety, exposing myself to new things and spending more time with friends and family. I'm a lot more social now than I was a year ago, it's just a shame that now I have so much going on that I can barely keep up with a social life haha, but I'm doing my best!
My YouTube channel also somehow hit over 2000 subscribers a while back!? Apparently CupcakKe remixes have made a huge return over the past few months, and my Baby Shark remix I made 3 years ago, is nearing in on 200k views bahahaha, insane!
#Eurovision is over and we got a very expected winner. I wasn't a fan of it but I totally understand and respect their win. I was, of course, rooting for my own country Sweden. Hold Me Closer is an incredible song that I've almost listened to 1000 times and I just think she nailed it! My other favorites were Austria (RIP..
Here's who would represent each country if there was an all-stars of the last 5 years (aka the best result of every country). Including Belarus & Russia.
🇦🇱 Albania - Eugent Bushpepa "Mall" (11th in 2018)
🇦🇲 Armenia - Artsvik "Fly With Me) (18th in 2017)
🇦🇺 Australia - Kate Miller-Heidke "Zero Gravity" (9th in 2019)
🇦🇹 Austria - Cesar Sampson "Nobody but You" (3rd in 2018)
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan - Chingiz "Truth" (8th in 2019)
🇧🇪 Belgium - Blanche "City Lights" (4th in 2017)
🇧🇾 Belarus - Naviband "Story of My Life" (17th in 2017)
🇧🇬 Bulgaria - Kristian Kostov "Beautiful Mess" (2nd in 2017)
🇭🇷 Croatia - Jacques Houdek "My Friend" (13th in 2017)
🇨🇾 Cyprus- Eleni Foureira "Fuego" (2nd in 2018)
🇨🇿 Czech Republic - Mikolas Josef "Lie to Me" (6th in 2018)
🇩🇰 Denmark - Ramussen "Higher Ground" (9th in 2018)
🇪🇪 Estonia - Elina Nechayeva "La forza" (8th in 2018)
🇫🇮 Finland - Blind Channel "Dark Side" (6th in 2021)
🇫🇷 France- Barbara Pravi "Voila" (2nd in 2021)
🇬🇪 Georgia - Tamara Gachechiladze "Keep the Faith" (11th in 2017 Semi)
🇩🇪 Germany - Michael Schulte "You Let Me Walk Alone" (4th in 2018)
🇬🇷 Greece - Amanda Tenfjord "Die Together" (8th in 2022)
🇮🇸 Iceland - Daði og Gagnamagnið "10 Years" (4th in 2021)
🇮🇪 Ireland - Ryan O'Shaughnessy "Together" (16th in 2018)
🇮🇱 Israel - Netta Barzilai "Toy" (Winner of 2018)
🇮🇹 Italy - Måneskin "Zitti e buoni" (Winner of 2021)
🇱🇻 Latvia - Laura Rizzotto "Funny Girl" (12th in 2018 Semi)
🇱🇹 Lithuania - The Roop "Discoteque" (8th in 2021)
🇲🇹 Malta - Destiny "Je me casse" (7th in 2021)
🇲🇩 Moldova - SunStroke Project "Hey, Mamma! (3rd in 2017)
🇲🇪 Montenegro - Slavko Kalezic "Space" (16th in 2017 Semi)
🇳🇱 Netherlands- Duncan Laurence "Arcade" (Winner of 2019)
🇲🇰 North Macedonia - Tamara Todevska "Proud" (7th in 2019)
🇳🇴 Norway - KEiiNO "Spirit in the Sky" (6th in 2019)
🇵🇱 Poland - Ochman "River" (12th in 2022)
🇵🇹 Portugal - Salvador Sobral "Amar pelos dois" (Winner of 2017)
🇷🇴 Romania - Ilinca and Alex Florea "Yodel It! (7th in 2017)
🇷🇺 Russia - Sergey Lazarev "Scream" (3rd in 2019)
🇸🇲 San Marino - Serhat "Say Na Na Na" (19th in 2019)
🇷🇸 Serbia - Konstrakta "In Corpore Sano" (5th in 2022)
🇸🇮 Slovenia - Zala Kralj and Gašper Šantl (15th in 2019)
🇪🇸 Spain - Chanel "SloMo" (3rd in 2022)
🇸🇪 Sweden - Cornelia Jakobs "Hold Me Closer" (4th in 2022)
🇨🇭 Switzerland - Gjon's Tears "Tout..
FIRSTLY they need to sort this jury nonsense. I think maybe a centralised jury might help (a la ASC/Germany’s selection iirc)
Albania: If you’re intending for FiK to always select the Eurovision entrant it might make sense to have the same rules for performances that Eurovision has (3 min limit, 6 on stage)
Armenia: Honestly idek, Qami Qami 2?
Austria: Send someone who can sing live
Azerbaijan: Honestly WITHDRAW.
Australia: Send something different, not a ballad, maybe not even in english
Belgium: It’s the good broadcaster this time I think? More of the same
Bulgaria: Fire your social media team. Something in Bulgarian would be nice
Croatia: Dora isnt really working out I guess, internally select Doris Dragovic!!
Cyprus: I really want Evridiki back with a huge rock ballad??
Czechia: Keep at it girlies! (Giudi or Barbora lmao)
Denmark: Seriously reconsider your selection show, it’s shit.
Estonia: Back to 2 semis for Eesti Laul, and Getter Jaani sings every entry
Finland: No more rock, you’ve had enough.
France: Keep up CVQZ, it’s quality. More Yseult please too
Greece: Keep it up, consider staging more tbh
Georgia: I like Georgia sending weird shit, so keep bringing nonsense.
Iceland: Successful year again, your win is coming
Ireland: Scrap Late Late Show and internally select Samantha Mumba!! Or Nadine Coyle
Lithuania: Keep up the great work, choose Ruta Loop
Latvia: Too many joke entries in Supernova, stop that
Moldova: Natalia Gordienko (I love chaos)
Montenegro: Sad for Vladana, Stay in and choose another big balkan ballad tbh
Macedonia: Jana Burcesca to return and WIN
Malta: Hmmm… whatever yall did this time, not that.
Netherlands: Anouk with a winner
Norway: Stop this nonsense and pick one of the quality entries in your actual selection?
Poland: Get a JESC girlie
Portugal: Keep it up, it’s quality
Romania: Sort out the rigging but keep the fun factor
Serbia: More of the same!
Sweden: Get Melfest less messy, but more new acts in it please, particularly new songwriters
Slovenia: Internally select RAIVEN (KAOS)
San Marino: Valentina part 5
Ukraine: Vet your contestants before the selection pls
Spain: Benidorm Fest bigger and better
UK: Not a man
Switzerland: 1 year ban for the bullshit this year
1. 🇸🇪 Sweden - Cornelia Jakobs "Hold Me Closer"
2. 🇪🇸 Spain - Chanel "SloMo"
3. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom - Sam Ryder "Space Man"
4. 🇮🇸 Iceland - Systur "Með hækkandi sól"
5. 🇫🇷 France - Alvan and Ahez "Fulenn"
6. 🇸🇲 San Marino - Achille Lauro "Stripper"
7. 🇵🇹 Portugal - Maro "Saudade, Saudade"
8. 🇮🇹 Italy - Mahmood & Blanco "Brividi"
9. 🇷🇸 Serbia - Konstrakta "In Corpore Sano"
10. 🇱🇹 Lithuania - Monika Liu "Sentimentai"
11. 🇮🇪 Ireland - Brooke "That's Rich"
12. 🇩🇪 Germany - Malik Harris "Rockstars"
13. 🇬🇷 Greece - Amanda Tenfjord "Die Together"
14. 🇲🇩 Moldova - Zdob și Zdub & Frații Advahov "Trenulețul"
15. 🇨🇿 Czech Republic - DOMI "Lights Off"
16. 🇦🇲 Armenia - Rosa-Linn "SNAP"
17. 🇳🇱 Netherlands - S10 "De diepte"
18. 🇩🇰 Denmark - REDDI "The Show"
19. 🇧🇪 Belgium - Jeremie Makiese "Miss You"
20. 🇺🇦 Ukraine - Kalush Orchestra "Stefania"
21. 🇱🇻 Latvia - Citi Zeni "Eat Your Salad"
22. 🇮🇱 Israel - Michael Ben David "I.M"
23. 🇷🇴 Romania - WRS "Llamame"
24. 🇦🇱 Albania - Ronela Hajati "Sekret"
25. 🇵🇱 Poland - Krystian Ochman "River"
26. 🇦🇺 Australia - Sheldon Riley "Not The Same"
27. 🇦🇹 Austria - LUM!X & Pia Maria "Halo"
28. 🇨🇾 Cyprus - Andromache "Ela"
29. 🇫🇮 Finland - The Rasmus "Jezebel"
30. 🇳🇴 Norway - Subwoolfer "Give That Wolf a Banana"
31. 🇲🇹 Malta - Emma Muscat "I Am What I Am"
32. 🇸🇮 Slovenia - LPS "Disko"
33. 🇪🇪 Estonia - Stefan "Hope"
34. 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan - Nadir Rustamli "Fade to Black"
35. 🇲🇪 Montenegro - Vladana "Breathe"
36. 🇭🇷 Croatia - Mia Dimsic "Guilty Pleasure"
37. 🇬🇪 Georgia - Circus Mircus "Lock Me In"
38. 🇲🇰 North Macedonia - Andrea "Circles"
39. 🇧🇬 Bulgaria - Intelligent Music Project "Intention"
For the UK to come second, and the fact we probably would've won if it wasn't for the situation, I'm counting that as a great win for us and the UK's perception of Eurovision!! 🇬🇧🇬🇧
Sam Ryder was an amazing rep for the UK and I couldn't be prouder, will go down in Eurovision history! #Eurovision
I wasn't going to do a prediction because this years Eurovision has been SO volatile, but here goes nothing.
13. Czech Republic
2. United Kingdom
I postponed doing this because I really have no idea what to think or predict. I feel like I can gauge the general area of the scoreboard that a lot of these acts are going to finish, but I have absolutely no idea who's going to win. I'm feeling a 2019 situation occurring where the winner is neither the televote nor jury winner, but I'm not really sure. Hoping for a fun and exciting night nonetheless, especially since all of our pop girls are missing except one. But that's besides the point, here are my final predictions.
1. Sweden 🇸🇪
I don't know, this just seems like a safe bet to me to put first. But I'm also not sure because Sweden has struggled in the televote as of late. But I also feel like there's a level of authenticity in Cornelia's song and performance that separates her from the past Swedish acts and also from the competition tonight. As a result, I could see her having a strong enough showing in the televote that it helps propel her to the win. Added to the fact that this is definitely top 3 in the jury and could win, I feel like this is just the most logical winner in my head at the moment, so I'm going with it.
2. Ukraine 🇺🇦
This is obviously performing extremely well in the televote and I don't think there's really no question about that. I do feel like the number may not be as high as we would imagine though. Plus, I feel like this is going to do solid in the jury vote, but not solid enough to win the whole contest. The first thought that comes to my head is Sergey 2016, but with just more televote and less jury support. Not sure if that makes sense. But I think that it's going to be very close and that if the televote really shows up for Ukraine that they could run away with this.
3. United Kingdom 🇬🇧
Never expected to have the UK this high. Sam is definitely going to crush the jury vote, perhaps even win. This just feels like a song that the juries are going to absolutely eat up, and rightfully so. While I think this will struggle slightly more in the televote, I think the fact that the song sounds so authentically British could help people gravitate toward it. Either way, this is in the top 5 and rightfully so.
4. Italy 🇮🇹
I feel like a lot of people have been disregarding Italy as of late. I agree that their momentum has died down, but Italy also always shows up in the televote. Especially when two huge Italian stars are performing. And this song also has more jury appeal than their previous few entries. Don't really see this one winning, but I do feel like it'll crack its way into the top 5.
5. Spain 🇪🇸
Wasn't really sure where to place this one because I worry that it could underperform, but I have faith in Chanel. Considering every other pop girl got left in the semis, Chanel really stands out in the final lineup. Viewers who like this type of pop banger literally have zero other options, which I think will really help Chanel's televote score. Plus, I feel..
🇪🇺 After a year we're back with the classic Eurovision gift giveaway! This year will include semifinals since we have more money to afford three prediction rounds! 🇪🇺
This is the 2nd edition of this fun game :D (2021 edition - https://tengaged.com/blog/Mrkk/9498429/mod-eurovision-2021-gift-giveaway ) The winner gets a gift or anything idk.
- GRAND FINAL -
12 questions about possible Grand Final events will be asked. Some answers might be given after the show, and for others it will be necessary to wait for Sunday 15th, when all scores are revealed.
1) Which country is going to do better in the final? Netherlands 🇳🇱 or Serbia 🇷🇸 ? [30 pts]
2) Which country is going to do better in the final? Lithuania 🇱🇹 or Iceland 🇮🇸 ? [30 pts]
3) Which country is going to do better in the final? Armenia 🇦🇲 or Estonia 🇪🇪 ? [30 pts]
4) Which country is going to win the jury vote? [60 pts]
5) Which country is going to win the televoting? [60 pts]
6) Which country will get last place in jury vote? [70 pts]
7) Which country will get last place in televoting? [70 pts]
8) Which country is going to get 25th (Last Place)? [80 pts]
9) Which country is going to get more jury points? Italy 🇮🇹 or United Kingdom 🇬🇧 ? [90 pts]
10) Which country is going to get more televoting points? Sweden 🇸🇪 or Spain 🇪🇸 [90 pts]
11) Which country is going to do worse? Germany 🇩🇪 or Switzerland 🇨🇭 ? [90 pts]
12) Which country is winning Eurovision Song Contest 2022? [100 pts]
A total of 800 points can be obtained by answering everything correctly!
Anyone can compete by just commenting your answers in the comment section. You have time to send your picks until the first singer (Czech Republic) performs tomorrow!
Here's a Grand Final recap in case you want to give a relisten:
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A chanel en la última actuación de #Eurovision
Todo muy bien todos dando calor con ella pero...
Nadie piensa que se asfixia mucho y se le va a salir el pulmon por la boca? 🤣🤣🤣
Mira que habra ensayao pues sigue como cuando subo a un quinto sin ascensor
casimiro no te piques