For my non-European readers' information (just in case you didn't already know) the Eurovision Song Contest is a big annual singing competition held among many of the active member countries of the European Broadcasting Union. The contest started off as early as in 1956 and is one of the longest-running television programmes in the whole world. My country won the competition in 2001 and our victorious song was "Everybody", performed by Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL (listen and watch here).
Anyhow, year 2013 in Malmö, Sweden was special because I saw the entire, nearly 3.5 hour long show without accidentally falling asleep in front of the telly. Besides, I discovered a wonderful song that unquestionably was the pick of the bunch: Margaret Berger "I Feed You My Love" (listen and watch here). She and Norway should definitely have won the competition... but I love the song and as a matter of fact the whole futuristic sci-fi vibe anyway and nobody could beat that. Therefore I obviously didn't like Emmelie de Forest's "Only Teardrops", i.e. this year's winner from Denmark. It was just excessively boring and plain and reminded me of last year's powerful winner Loreen way too much (for example because of performing barefoot).
All in all I picked and kept 10 songs I liked the most. First place obviously belongs to glorious Margaret Berger and Norway but the remaining 9 I was not able to rank since they all have something I really like. I'm still going to divide all those songs into three different categories: party songs with respectable beat (perfect for driving), easy and somehow cute (and definitely cheerful!) pop songs and powerful ballads. I even put together this exquisite illustration to show you my favourites so have a look at it and the ones who are competent, I would really love to hear/read YOUR thoughts on Eurovision 2013.
By the way, I also happen to know Eurovision has been shown outside Europe, for example in Australia, Canada, China, the United States and so on. Have you, my non-European readers, ever watched it?
thrifted earrings | Lindex necklace | Vero Moda trench coat (with replaced thrifted buttons) | thrifted Ralph Lauren (children's) blouse | bow belt from muuu.ee | thrifted TwentyFive:Seven jeans | Vagabond boots.
But now a few quick words about today's main photos. They derive from ancient April 27 when conjointly was the last time I took a lightsome shopping trip to Tartu with E. (time sure does fly like crazy!). I ate the most delicious and divine hamburger ever (seriously (!!!) yummy McDonald's New York Classic with beef), got the cutest Shaun the Sheep lunchbox that I now use every single workday and also bought a few colourful necessities. I haven't used Lumene's Natural Code Stay In Control Anti-Shine Toner (6.30 euros) that contains 90% natural ingredients yet but as soon as my Tea Tree Skin Clearing Toner from The Body Shop runs out I immediately will. Oh and those perfectly nautical and comfy slippers (6.79 euros) are my huge favourites now!
Before I go I hope you like the photos, and the ones who are scouting around for some new nice tunes should definitely browse my Eurovision 2013 favourites via YouTube links I added under the illustration.
Enjoy the hot weather as long as you can, sweeties, because eventually it will rain again anyway (like it already happened in Estonia ;)