Eurovision with Dea Norberg and Magnus Börjeson

I have to realize it every year that Eurovision song contest is not for me. This year I hoped it was going to be a bit different, since it was organized by Sweden (last year’s winner: Loreen – Euphoria). Well, it didn’t make much difference.

Malta’s performance was starting with an ukulele, a bit like Gyllene Tider’s Tuffa tider, but it turned out very soon that Gianluca’s song (”Tomorrow”) has nothing to do with GT. (You can check it here.)

Dea Norberg is a real veteran Eurovision back-up singer, as this was her ninth time providing back-up vocals. This year she was supporting Robin, Sweden’s contestant (”You”). Here you can watch how it went. Some days ago a video with Robin’s back-up singers appeared on YouTube and in the short interview Dea even says hi (at 1:55) to all Roxers out there.

 

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During the pre-show we could see another important person of the Rox gang, Magnus Börjeson. He appeared there with Six Drummers, doing a fantastic cover version of Robin’s ”You”. You can check their act here, at 21:35. Without no doubt, this was the best and most unique performance to me during the whole show last night. 😉

The winner of Eurovision 2013 is by the way Denmark, Emmelie de Forest with ”Only Teardrops”.

 

 

1 thought on “Eurovision with Dea Norberg and Magnus Börjeson

  1. I’ve been following the contest since 2004. And I can say this was the weakest line-up since 2005 or so. I knew from the very beginning that it would be the same as every year, no matter if it was organized by Sweden. If you ever saw Melodifestivalen, you should know SVT is the master of tackiness. As most of my favourites didn’t go through the semifinals, I had the grand final as background noise. And since the winner (another mediocre and chessy song) had been decided since January, I didn’t pay much attention to the voting either. The problem is people are still voting for countries instead of songs, and it’s always the same countries in then final, even if their entries are rubbish (Greece, Azerbaijan, Finland, etc). Small or relatively ‘isolated’ countries (in terms of neighbours) like France, Spain or Portugal don’t stand a chance anymore.

    As a competition, it’s really flawed because there’s no equal opportunities for all the contestants. As harmless entertainment, it’s (still) ok.

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