Monthly Archives: February 2019

Kate Miller-Heidke and THAT DRESS

PRINCESS IN CONE + DEMENTOR ON A STICK ≠ GOOD CHOICE for EUROVISION 2019

Oh Australia! Yet again I am ASHAMED to be AUSTRALIAN!

It’s not just Clive Palmer or our treatment of refugees, it’s Australia’s entry for Eurovision 2019…

Yikes. The world is SOOOOOO OVER big dresses.

Starting back with Linda Wagenmakers, Netherlands 2002 – or maybe even earlier –  the idea of a big dress has been DONE TO DEATH.

She went for WIDE:

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After that it was all out for HEIGHT. And then HEIGHT with special effects…

I suppose many Australians getting into Eurovision for the first time find the idea of a big dress wild and creative and original.

IT’S NOT!

Here’s proof of some excellent pre-2019 big dresses:

2013 was THE YEAR for the BIG dress:            Or the big, er, COAT:

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Cezar, Romania 2013. Source: Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images Europe/cropped
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Aliona Moon, Moldova 2013.

 

In 2018, Estonia gave us the BIG DRESS + projection + opera singer all-in-one:

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Elina Nechayeva, Estonia 2018.

And after all this, what does Australia come up with?

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Kate Miller-Heidke’s dress without Kate Miller-Heidke, Eurovision Australia Decides, Gold Coast 2019

Yikes!

 

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