Just a thought…
Supposedly, there have been numerous problems with the audio and commentary feeds from many nations’ broadcasts last night. Spain couldn’t hear Norway, the UK heard an unbalanced Polish performance, and many commentators were forced to use their telephones to get their point across.
I’m pretty disappointed in this, considering the reputation that Germany has for their technical prowess. This being my first ESC, I can’t personally compare the issues here with things that have happened in the past, but this seems somewhat unprecedented. The EBU and German Broadcaster NRD will have a joint press conference here in about 10 minutes to discuss what happened, and we’ll go from there.
But, if this is all true, I’m happy to say that it might have disproven my theory that the Icelandic entry’s success hinged on the commentary from the broadcasters currying a sympathy vote. Hopefully, this means that “Coming Home” passed into the final through their own merit, which makes me a very, very happy Samantha. 🙂