Robin Bengtsson criticises Salvador’s winning speech

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  1. Danny62 says:

    I did say that I thought Sobral’s performance was the most pretentious thing I’d ever seen in the contest. And I’ve watched 49 in a row. When I made that comment, I was shot down in flames in the escXtra chat room, but the winner’s speech confirmed my fears and I’m glad Bengtson (and Firebrace reacted). For years we’ve been defending the contest from musical snobs, but now one of them has gone and won it. I hope something with fireworks wins in Lisbon,

  2. Darren H says:

    Totally agree with Robins response. I felt disappointed by the unnecessary comments from Salvador, as someone who prefers ‘fastfood’ pop music, to Salvadors music, so i can imagine some of the competitors must feel annoyed at the ‘arrogant’ and unnecessary comment made in his victory speach. Music is personal and not every feels the same about Salvadors ‘proper’ music, and his comments were not befiting of a winner.

  3. Kermit says:

    Like I have said other places…..I don’t honestly see why it’s so “controverisal”, as some people make of it

    He never really critisized anyoene did he…not any muician, song or music style. That a Swedews reacts that way (as Robin does) says a lot about the Swedish “attiriude” to ESC I suppose….!

    I think he just echoed what many people loved with his song 🙂 And explained the appeal…Back to basic, pure, honest, original and sophisticated music. No silly ginicks, no uncessearry glamours. Music from the heart….as music should be. Why is that o controversial? I think many people thinkg ESC should be like that 🙂

    Nobody should take anything personal here 🙂

    OK…maybe he got a bit big headed….But to be honest, it’s understandable right then. I have heard worse, and more arrogant “winning speeches” Dana International had a far more “disincusive” and “bubblethinking”……

    BUT I think there should be room for both….simple commerical pop! And more daring sophisticated music. ESC needs both 🙂 Both music can be as nice!

  4. Oscar says:

    The pretentious contestant is the so called Swedish singer… this was really fast food music. Just trying to win with a really shitty song.

  5. The Anders says:

    Well, judging by the majority of songs competing in this year’s contest, I do think Salvador Sobral had a point. That’s not to say that there weren’t any good songs, but there were a lot of superficial stuff, lacking musical content, and being based on the same overused musical and lyrical clichés over and over again.

    Clearly there have always been some songs with artistic depth, in some years more than in others. In 2013 f.e. the otherworldly beautiful “Birds” by Anouk, in 2014 “Calm After the Storm”, and last year the Ukrainian winner, to name a few. And this year, apart from “Amar pelos dois”, we also had some fascinating and artistic songs from Belgium and Armenia 🙂

    I do like a good pop song too, but “I Can’t Go On” really wasn’t. It’s not a good composition.

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