After winning last year’s show with Conchita Wurst’s performance, Austria has the pleasure of organizing this year’s Eurovision. According to Oikotimes, a website on which “Eurovision becomes a passion,” it will cost Vienna a total of €35 million to host the event, for a revenue of €10 million for the host broadcaster ORF. So much for the Eurovision going into “austerity mode.”
A pop rock band called The Makemakes, a name derived from the dwarf planet Makemake, will run for Austria this year. They were voted “the most convincing act” out of 16 candidates by an expert jury and the TV audience in a national selection.
They will perform “I Am Yours”, a song so magical the piano sets itself on fire and starts playing by itself when the singer gets up for a passionate last chorus.
Extra points for being able to move around in those skinny leopard jeans.
Does it make you want to visit that country? 1.25/10
Was there enough glitter? 3.75/10
Ok to quit your day job? 7/10
OVERALL AVERAGE: 4/10