Just finished watching the 2006 final for the first time in a decade. It’s two hours of Lena Philipsson delivering terrible jokes while getting away with it since, unlike David Lindgren, she’s the greatest Swede who has ever lived.
There are also, unlike in 2018, some good jokes in there. Like the one about how ”this is the only election in 2006 that matters”. Unlike in 2018, a joke that was actually followed by a big applause. You’d think David Lindgren would try that one again with a different spin this year since it’s election year so it’s a bit funny but, as you all know by now, neither David or Villain have any funny bones in their bodies because they’re boring and evil.
The artist presentations being 1) actually sort of funny and much better than the ones in recent years and 2) completely free of pathetic, self-obsorbed directors and writers of said television show hugging artists for no obvious reason at all.
Lena Philipsson being Lena Philipsson and being brilliant in the opening act.
Fredrik Lindström delivering all the national jury votes, completely destroying Rolandz' 'front singer’, who is known in Sweden for doing excellent and funny accents, at doing accents.
Watching Carola loving and loving and, again, loving loving loving Andreas Johnson whenever she gets a microphone, with the knowledge of the disaster that is Androla happening later on.
Helena Paparizou miming the shit out of ”My Number One” as the mellanakt.
Lena Philipsson being Lena Philipsson and being brilliant in the second mellanakt. All while performing her latest single without any fuss because, unlike David Lindgren, she’s the greatest Swede who has ever lived.
Reliving how BWO were performing ”Temple of Love”, one of the best euro-pop anthems ever written, as the last song and thinking ”JAAAA – this is the WINNER” but the jury wanted ”Sing For Me” and the public wanted ”Evighet”. I hated my country.
But as much as I loved the big pop entry, a SCHLAGER WON. Not Andreas.
Seeing how ”Party Voice” will do next weekend, I still hate my country.