Sweden Wins Eurovision 2012

Eighteen nations gave the highest possible scores to Sweden’s Loreen last night, granting her catchy dance track an easy Eurovision 2012 win with a domineering 372 points. (When I first posted her entry here back in March, most of those who commented on that post immediately picked Sweden as this year’s winner.) My pick to win, Russia’s grannies, finished a far second with a respectable 259. My other favorite, Moldovan cutie Pasha Parfeny, finished just out of the top ten. Embarrassingly, the UK’s Englebert Humperdinck narrowly escaped a last place finish with a mere 12 points. On the plus side, Britain’s large gay Eurovision fan contingent gets to party in Sweden next year, an inestimable improvement over Baku, Azerbaijan.

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