Ladies and gentlemen, we’re live.
“True fantasy” is the slogan for this year’s contest. Reality will rear its ugly head during Austria’s number, but whatever.
We open with a little Finnish girl holding a snow globe while fake snow falls over her. A princess with an accordion rises out of the stage and starts to play. Dancers come out, and I’m really waiting for Lordi to come out and kick all their asses. I’m assuming they’re saving that for the finals, though. Ooo, Finnish beat-boxing!
I’m watching this from one of the libraries at the University of Maryland, by the way.
The backdrop of the stage is covered with flowers. That ruins my image of Finland somehow.