I hope you all enjoyed a fun and mathematically accurate Eurovision on Saturday night. As the spreadsheet proved popular with the internets it will be back with a vengeance next year. The show as a whole was a mixed bag with a few too many ballads for my taste and Bonnie Tyler… well she was clearly drunk. If only she’d been singing Holding Out for a Hero then maybe the UK would have fared better. I think we all know which song should have won above Denmark (Finland forever!!).
The real highlight of the night was not any of the entered songs or the riveting voting section but the bit in between. As people across the globe tried to choose their winner Sweden put on an extraordinary show; allow me to present to you the Swedish Smörgåsbord. It is a fantastically tongue in cheek song from Sweden than outshines all the “proper” songs sung on Saturday night. It has everything: Meatballs! Ikea! Recycling!