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 Well, that was definitely an exciting ESC year, at least the final. Personally I went through quite a divide whether I should be happy with the result or not. But let me start with the two semi-finals ;)

The first semi final held five countries which I honestly wished would qualify and four did indeed.
Russia, Romania, Serbia, Hungary and Denmark, where Denmark was the only song which didn't qualify. Personally I think that's quite a shame since Denmark's lovely and uplifting song was definitely one of my favourites and the sort of thing I might listen to regardless of whether it featured in the ESC or not. Another of my big favourites was Romania. I enjoyed the song and the message both but I need to make one big complaint (which actually relates to both the second semi-final and grand final) about whoever did the sound system this year. While it is normal that music recorded in a studio and later edited sounds better than a live performance, the differences this year were very noticeable. Had I not heard some of the songs before the actual concert, I would probably have not voted for them either. Which is why I am mentioning it here in relation to Romania since the difference was the biggest here. Just listen to the RECORDED VERSION and the LIVE VERSION . I have never, in all the time I've been watching the ESC, had such a bad experience with it. The volume, the effects, the difference between music and mic volume . . . just ugh. And one might think that they would have fixed it after the first semi final (or perhaps even after the first rehearsals?) but apparently they didn't. So that was a bit of a let-down.



However, it was the second semi-final which I was eagerly awaiting since, as most of you know ;) , it was our big debut. The song Hope Never Dies written and sung by Marta Jandová and Václav Noid Bárta. I was elated when they announced the song because finally, for the first time, we had something that had at least some quality and I truly believed it would qualify. I was saddened all the more when we failed to do so, finishing 13th in the second semi-final with 33 points. What scares me all the more is the possibility that our national broadcaster will go and sulk for another six years and I would LOVE to see my country in the ESC again before 2021 . . . I wish we were like the countries which announced they were participating in 2016 before they even knew whether they would qualify or, like Sweden, who had no idea they would win. Anyway, I was rather upset by our failure to qualify but I got over ti fairly quickly and by Saturday night I was ready and excited for the final! But before I get to that, I'll sum up the second final (instead of just ranting about our entry :XD: ). My favourites from this final were Lithuania (which I actually knew before it appeared in the ESC), Norway, Israel, and Slovenia. And Czechia >_> And all of them got through. Except Czechia <_< )

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And then came the grand final. One of the more politically charged finals as the organizers didn't want a repeat of last year's booing during the Russian performance and so they installed some sort of noise-blockers that were to drown out any booing, should it appear. They were relatively effective up until the time came for Russia's votes. I mean seriously? "Mother Russia is here"? "Twelve points go to . . . RUSSIA!" ? They're ASKING for it! O_O Not even the blockers could drown out THAT collective "booo!". That said, I want to say I DO NOT support politicizing the contest since I believe it should be about the music. As such I am really sorry for Anastasiya and Maria Tolmachevy, both just 18, who were last year rudely booed and suffered the punishment for something they had nothing to do with, something that their government had done.

To recap the countries which qualified automatically, France, Germany, Italy (who came third) and Spain, well, they weren't bad per se but they didn't figure on my list of favourites. Now the United Kingdom, they were definitely  on that list. Unfortunately they ended with just 2 points (one from Malta and Ireland each, I believe :P ). Australia was another great favourite of mine and they finished in fifth place which is an awesome result for them IMHO. They came, they saw and they conquered ;)
And Austria, the host country? Eh, what can I say . . . I wasn't surprised by their result of 0 points. Sorry guys ^^;

The voting phase was anything but boring. Leaving out the failure to connect with Portugal and Moldavia, the fact that Montenegro and San Marino had trouble with their audience votes so their based their national ones on the jury votes and the fact that our announcer made a total ass of herself (I think it's becoming a tradition?), the final run for gold was was a contest between Sweden and Russia. And here comes my dilemma. Sweden . . . what can I say? Pretty art . . . pretty singer . . . but that's about it. The song was a mere average for me. Honestly I don't see why it won o_O. There's even some who accuse him of ripping off David Guetta's Lovers on the Sun. You can compare the two for yourselves here: Måns Zelmerlöw - Heroes  and David Guetta - Lovers on the Sun . Personally I really don't know. There's quite some similarities but I wouldn't call it a rip-off. And before you say it's only because Sweden won, these accusations were raise before the semi-finals even begun. The second part of my dilemma was Russia. . . . I LOVED the song . . . *hides from the mob that wants to lynch me*. It was so hard for me to keep politics out of it, particularly because I knew that Russian egos would BURST (literally) if Russia won this (regardless if they won with a song about tollerance and love which, last time I checked, were forbidden by law there) and we'd never hear the end of it. It was my brain telling me Sweden was the lesser evil and my heart saying Russia was the better song. 

2016 will be another interesting year since Ukraine (is it still exists as a country :P ) has announced a comeback while Russia might be withdrawing (the general feedback about this year's song was rather negative, especially from official sources) or we might be confronted with some sort of nationalistic performance. Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Turkey, along with Sweden as the host and the aforementioned Ukraine, have all already confirmed their participation, Croatia has announced a possible entry song though they haven't officially made a participation announcement and Lithuania already has people working on the song for next year. There have even been suggestions to make Australia a permanent contestant in the ESC (which I support) and a Chinese broadcaster who has been broadcasting the ESC live, has expressed an interest in joining (which I don't). 

So to sum up? I guess I'm not happy with the winner and I would have awarded the victory to Russia, personally. But it was definitely an exciting Eurovision year, I can't wait for next year (in Stockholm? ) and I hope we'll be there to compete again! :D


Would the West intervene on the ground if ISIS reached and attacked Baghdad? 

24%
8 deviants said Yes
24%
8 deviants said Yes, but only if ISIS was on the verge of complete victory
18%
6 deviants said No, there would be no intervention
12%
4 deviants said They will intervene sooner
12%
4 deviants said No, but Iran would intervene directly at some point
9%
3 deviants said Yes, but only if Baghdad fell

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ToBeQuiteFrank Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you for favouriting my Zeus father's day card. :)
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no prob :)
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ToBeQuiteFrank Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Professional General Artist
Just saw the other faves too - thanks. :)
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ha, no problem :D
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JensU85 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thank you for the fav on my SatW-fancomics
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no prob ^_^
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Mikstik Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave on our big hero 6 cosplay! 
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no prob! :D
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gambarginaa Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fave
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np ;)
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gambarginaa Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I noticed you changed your profile pic with a RIP, a love heart with Czech flag confined in it. I am curious the meaning behind it.
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because we didn't qualify for the semifinal of the Eurovision. I was really hoping this year. And knowing our broadcaster (because they've done it before) they'll exit the contest for another six years again . . . 
And the heart is because in the ESC, all countries use "logos" of their flag inside a heart :)
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Maxtheboss2 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thanks for the "7k pageviews" fav!
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no prob:)
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otakumilitia Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Hey dude, whats up?
Sorry for not posting any artwork on our beloved Maps & Flags group for such a long time, I currently busy with some anime artwork (and proposed doujin comics).

I promise I will spending my time posting more flags/maps after I finish my anime stuff.
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A. Why are you sending me this when I'm not even in the group? ;)
B. Why are you sending the same message to everybody en masse? :P
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otakumilitia Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Sorry m8 for spamming your page ayyy
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he says after he double-posts  ;P
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otakumilitia Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Ayyy lmao my baddd
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np
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thanka8 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
dakujem za fav :D
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
za nic :)
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KM-Mafia Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
Thanks for the badge.
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SoaringAven Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np ^_^
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PropagandaStamps Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  New Deviant
Dobrý večer, proč jsi si pozměnil ikonku ?
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