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The Foreigner ESC 2015: Norwegians mean and boring, Sweden says. Inter-Scandinavian rivalry is somewhat of a tradition at the Eurovision Song Contest finals, with this year being no exception. Norway awarded Sweden the 12-point maximum, and winner Måns Zelmerlöw still had something to say. Swedish publication Expressen reported that he performed as a busker in Norway on his PR tour.

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ESC 2015: Norwegians mean and boring, Sweden says

Published on Monday, 25th May, 2015 at 01:16 under the news category, by Tove Andersson.
Last Updated on 25th May 2015 at 09:37.

Inter-Scandinavian rivalry is somewhat of a tradition at the Eurovision Song Contest finals, with this year being no exception.



Norway awarded Sweden the 12-point maximum, and winner Måns Zelmerlöw still had something to say.

Swedish publication Expressen reported that he performed as a busker in Norway on his PR tour.

“I didn’t get a dime. Stingy,” he wrote on Instagram.

Moreover, Sweden’s expert panel slaughtered Norway’s “A Monster Like Me”, sung by David Mørland and Debrah Scarlett.

“It’s sad and boring; it's like an Adele copy. Yuck,” said pop group Alcazar’s Tess Merkel before the final.

On the other side of the border, Norwegian tabloid VG’ s music critic gave Sweden's contribution three points out of six, saying the Swedes have been too reluctant to criticize the song.

The critic thought that Sweden’s song has striking similarities to David Guetta's "Lovers On The Sun".

Meanwhile, Vivi Stenberg, head of the Norwegian ESC delegation, declared to NRK that “the Norwegian ESC contribution getting criticism from Sweden is just as good a sign of spring as a liverwort is,”

And while the Norwegians and Swedes slugged it out, Britain’s Graham Norton, who commented on this year’s ESC final on British TV, had some cutting things of his own to say about eighth-place Norway’s entry.

“He [David Mørland] did something terrible as a boy. We don’t know what it was. It might have been to write this song.”

“She [Debrah Scarlett] has got that pan scourer thing in her hair.”

Britain got just five points for “Still In Love With You”, sung by Electric Velvet.

“Give them a nudge, every vote counts…Oh, I do hope we get some votes tonight,” said Mr Norton.



Published on Monday, 25th May, 2015 at 01:16 under the news category, by Tove Andersson.
Last updated on 25th May 2015 at 09:37.

This post has the following tags: esc2015, eurovisionsongcontest.





  
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