I had this dilemma this week whether I should make separate posts for the two semifinals and the final or not. Then I realized how time consuming this would be. So in this post, I will be skipping the semifinals.
The big event opened with fado. As the contest was in Portugal, that was almost certain, of course. Personally I like Fado even though I don’t speak portuguese. The words also have great importance but eventually I like what I hear. But not throughout the contest. I guess Portugal dosed off a bit…
Bulgaria (I didn’t even follow where they ended up) Finland (I kinda liked the song and found it quite catchy but I guess they finished in one of the last positions) Denmark (This one was not my personal top 10 but thought would recieve a lot of points) Slovenia (They performed at the beginning and brought some kind of light and energy to the stage) Lithuania (Less is more. Needs no further explanation) Austria (I never thought they would end up that high but still it is in my top 10) Estonia (The costume itself deserves a top 10 but what a voice!)
France (What I loved about this song was that it was so plain, nice, to the point) Cyprus (I would be as happy if they could win. So catchy and sexy) Israel (No need to say a word. It stucks in your brain from the first moment. I also loved her words after winning. Thank you so much for choosing the different)
As an 80’s kid, is there anyone who is not excited about the news? ABBA is making a two-song-return after 35 years. They are (not were, still) one of my favorite bands and I’m proud to say I still listen to their songs (even sometimes sing them on #smule).
One of two songs of the group (Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad) is “I Still Have Faith In You“ and is said to be released in december this year.
“It resulted in two new songs and one of them, ‘I Still Have Faith In You,’ will be performed by our digital selves in a TV special produced by NBC and the BBC aimed for broadcasting in December.”
Now it all comes down to how the songs are going to be. Will they have the same 70’s taste, as we like to hear from ABBA, or will it have a more 2000’s sound? If so, will it break the Abba spell? Would be enough to break the spell anyway? Or does it really matter how good or bad the songs might be?
ABBA are a Swedish pop group, formed in Stockholm in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad: the group name derives from the first letter in each of their names. They became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music, topping the charts worldwide from 1974 to 1982. ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest 1974 at The Dome in Brighton, UK, giving Sweden its first triumph in the contest. They are the most successful group to have taken part in the competition.
Well, personally I don’t mind much! There will always be plenty other songs of theirs that are ready to watch on YouTube. There I’m leaving you with one of them. Let’s thank them for the music 🎼
I am about to introduce you one of the recent movies that I have watched. In fact, I watched it a bit late since this australian movie is from 2016. It’s about a woman with severe OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and technically speaking, it is quite a low budget movie. The entire movie takes place at this unfortunate woman’s home. However, it is a quite strong movie, that introduces you how difficult could be the life of someone suffering from this condition. No matter how hard it is to watch, I’m sure you will hit a 5-star for this movie. Never mind about its IMDB point, of course!
A woman suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) struggles with her morning routine of trying to get to work on time.
🇪🇸 Estoy a punto de presentaros una de las pelis recientes que he visto. De hecho, la he visto un poco tarde, como esta peli australiana es de 2016. Se trata de una mujer con severo OCD y técnicamente es bastante de presupuesto bajo. La entera película tiene lugar en la casa de esta mujer desafortunada. Sin embargo es muy fuerte, os introduce lo difícil la vida de alguien que padece esta condición. Por más que difícil es ver la peli, seguro vais a dar 5 estrellas. Ni siquiera mires su punto en IMDB.
I just saw #eight from Peter Blackburn and I honestly think it’s such a brilliant movie. I felt all kinds of emotions! Underrated!
🇬🇧 Since I have started this playlist on Spotify, I happened to know many new artists and bands. Here on this post, I am going to present them you with only one song but I guess it worths going on youtube to see other videos. So, today’s group is Christine and the Queens and their song is Tilted. Thanks to E&M from France for their contribution.
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🇪🇸 Desde que he iniciado este playlist en Spotify, vine a conocer a un montón de cantantes y grupos. Aquí en esta entrada, os voy a presentarlos con solamente una canción pero creo que merece la pena ver otros videos en YouTube. Entonces el grupo de hoy es Christine and the Queens, y su canción es Tilted. Gracias a E&M de Francia por su contribución.
Si tú también quieres contribuir, haz clic AQUÍ y rellena el formulario.
Héloïse Letissier (born 1 June 1988), known by her stage name Christine and the Queens, is a French singer, songwriter and producer. Born in Nantes, France, Letissier studied theatre before forming her solo musical group Christine and the Queens. Letissier has been signed to the independent record label Because Music since 2012. Her work combines music, performance, art videos, drawings and photography. MORE INFO [Official website]
I hope someone didn’t remove my fright receptors while I was asleep or something because that was actually what I was doing while watching this famous thriller movie series. As I am a fan of the genre, I’m seriously pissed off when I see this kind of decline. I had felt the same for the “paranormal activity” series, too.
A good horror movie is like the process of good sex, it makes you scream! Insidious is so hideous, you’ll want to leave it in between. Umesh PunwaniKoimoi 1.5/5
No worries! There won’t be any spoilers here. I only wanted to express how I felt. I, obviously, had high hopes since I was waiting for a long time to watch this movie. The two ghostbusters, who we met by the end of the previous episode, must have been thought to add some comedy spice but this recipe definitely doesn’t go well with some genres. It’s definitely a thumbs down 👎 from me.
If you are looking for some spine-chilling thrills and a well-made horror mystery, please look ‘further’. The Last Key is more of a final nail in the coffin for the Insidious series. Renuka VyavahareTimes of India 3/5
There are other things, too. Well, I’m not gonna be too bitchy about it but it was full of cliches. I can guess how frustrating it can get, to invent something new in each movie to scare the shit out of the audience but well, there are really good examples, too. You can check my two other posts; 1, 2
Eventually, I recommend you to watch it. Yes, there is no typo. I do recommand it. Because that was completely my point of view. I am such an empath :). I would like to leave one door open at least considering that maybe, I was not in the mood that particular night when I watched it. So take a look at the trailer and decide for yourself.