Here are the printable booklets for the 2017 semi-finals so you can judge along at home. We give a score out of 5 for song, outfit, & performance and use that to determine who would get our douze points. Each semi-final is printed two-sided on one piece of paper and then folded into a neat booklet with no need for glue or staples.
Papercraft Jamala based on the work of Ben Morris’s Europops. Credit for the cubicon is completely his. He just hasn’t made the cubicons in a couple of years, and it had been a tradition. (See Loreen, Conchita, that guy.) So I modified his Jamala europop from last year to make her outfit more like her winning wardrobe.
Here’s the playlist of Ukrainian music we’ll be playing as pre-show music at our Eurovision Party. I tried to add only songs released in the last year with a couple of rare exceptions. I’ll admit I top-loaded the playlist with my favourites, so it may start to go downhill a bit at song #60 or so. So much ska… who knew? I am really loving some of these though and know I’m absolutely slaughtering the language as I try to sing along, but how does one resist a catchy tune?
It’s worth clicking play if only to see that first amazing clip put together for Jamala’s winning song “1944”. Chill inducing!
Time to save the date! Eurovision party invitations are here. Just add your own shcho/de/koly (what/where/when). If you want to get super authentic Ukrainian, you can use this cool free font based on the handwriting of famous Ukrainian poet, writer, artist, public and political figure — Taras Shevchenko.
Here’s our tentative plan if you need some inspiration…