Saturday, May 10, 2014

A Good Message from Austria at Eurovision

Tonight in Britain and Europe an annual event, The Eurovision Song Contest, reached its finale. It's an annual TV viewing marathon which draws yawns, sighs and sarcasm from the more "hip" community across the pond, but there's lots of opportunity for fun. I used to watch the Eurovision sometimes, it seemed to me to be one of those yearly markers that made one feel comfortable that all was right with the world and things were proceeding as they should.

I followed the last few minutes of this year's fling on Twitter, and was happy to note that Austria's drag queen Conchita Wurst won the night with Rise Like a Phoenix. Love it! Good and many-sided message there too. Conchita is Scorpio Sun by the way, born 6 Novemebr 1988.

I think Britain came 17th out of 26 and France brought up the rear.

This video of the song is from the second semi-final:


mike said...

That's a good one, Twilight! When you said "drag queen", I anticipated the exaggerated feminine, not with a heavy 5 o'clock shadow...LOL. Wonderful voice and quite a presence.

Interesting chart...transiting Mars is right on his natal Venus and transiting Venus is directly opposed. His natal Moon may be conj his natal Venus, which would add a luster. Transiting Jupiter is trine his natal Sun conj Pluto, too. Obviously, all this makes him a winner today.

Quite an honor to win this contest, particularly for someone with an alter's stuff like this that makes me realize that humanity is becoming progressive (in many places, but not all).

mike (again) said...

I can't find the time of his win today, but the transiting Moon was perhaps opposed natal Mars, trine natal Jupiter, and square natal Saturn conj Uranus. A very emotional win for him.

Twilight said...

mike ~ Oh good - thanks for taking a look at his chart. Yes quite an honour for him, and a poke in the eye to Mr Putin. Apparently every time the Russian song received good points the audience booed.

The reading out of the points given by a panel of judges from each country, to each country, takes ages, and the politics involved which are made very obvious bring lots of guffaws.

Very good song, very well sung - worthy of the opening sequence of a James Bond movie, as several have commented on Twitter.

mike (again) said...

I read the comments' section of several posts (Guardian, HuffPo) and some are very disgusting...many have been removed, so I can only imagine. Maybe we haven't evolved much...LOL.

Twilight said...

mike(again) ~ I'd have been surprised if the intolerant crowd hadn't felt the need to spoil what I, and many, saw as a rather beautiful result.

“This night is dedicated to everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom,” (Quote by Conchita on collecting the trophy)

That's the thought to blot out all others.

R J Adams said...

I note we Brits did well again.

Twilight said...

RJ Adams ~ Yeah - they don't love us anymore in Yurp. Things have changed a lot since "Puppet on a String", "Boom-bang-a-bang" and the rest. :-)
Still, it was a better showing than last year's.