We have decided that this website would not get involved in the negative Eurovision controversy. That’s not what we do here. We all know those amazing Guys and know how much notoriety was gained for them because of Eurovision. It’s hard to be mad about that!
This is probably the least angry article that has found it’s way to my mailbox in the past week. I think it’s fair, I think you would like to read it…she sums it all up nicely. It was written by Vivian Liebgold and sent to me by Jeannette.
EUROVISION BUZZ – 4 DAYS AFTER – MY PERSONAL THANKS TO THE JURIES!
It hasn’t died down – social media of all types is still very active with the opinions; still the topic of conversation all around the world! I have had these past few days to absorb and reflect; watch the number of views grow rapidly on YouTube and music charts, reviewed comments, articles, posts on Facebook and elsewhere. Like everyone else out there I was shocked and disappointed UNTIL the true results were revealed in black and white for the whole world to see. Then the most important vote of all, the popular vote, was announced that Italy was #1 and that’s where the tides turned in my thinking about the outcome.
So, yes, I do want to thank those few who tried to suppress the vote and keep Il Volo in 3rd place. Through your arrogance and false sense of power you opened up “Pandora’s Box” for yourselves, which day by day, all around the world, we are learning more about! Conversely, while Il Volo walked away (with heads held high) in 3rd place for Italy, they were ultimately rewarded with something even more amazing than that glass trophy! Sometimes “Lady Fate” steps in and corrects an injustice. This is one of those times! They ended up with something far greater than that 1st prize: The massive press and media coverage continues showing outrage and support; increased sales of their music; Grande Amore on the top of iTunes charts, etc.; people everywhere singing the song; millions of new fans who have shown so much love and support for them. I believe this has had far more power and impact than walking away with what should have been their rightful 1st place prize. The recognition and pay-off is proving to be much greater as a result. I call it poetic justice! Thank you to all the countries who voted in support of them.
Written by Vivian Liebgold 5/27/2015