|It's a Jean-Paul Gautier effort. He of|
the Fifth Element fame and so it is
completely bonkers. Excellent.
So it is that I bring you some laudable entries from the 2013 effort in Malmo. I loved the host, whose costume changes brought my approval for being stylish and clever without being overtly sexualised and whose manner of condescension was friendly and appreciated - I for one found her to be humorous and witty without slipping into being insulting or horrible. Also, the focus was very much back on the music and the history of this most bizarre of contests, in a way that was missing from the horrific coverage of the effort last year in Baku where the local dictatorship successfully used it to promote their nationality and processes at the cost of decent musical talent - something that ends up offending me on two levels.
First up, Romania.
Finally, the winner: Denmark.