Congratulations Eric Saade – Sweden’s best Eurovision result in more than a decade!

It is quite amazing what negative, destructive, cunts the Swedish media have been about Eric Saade & Eurovision. I’ve been struggling to find a really positive newspaper article about Eric’s success in placing 3rd and giving Sweden its best Eurovision result since 1999. The article below is mostly positive but sticks the knife in at the end.

There have been articles rubbishing the song, articles damning him with faint praise whilst twisting the knife in and even an article saying nobody showed up to meet him when he arrived back in Stockholm after Eurovision. Negative, negative, negative. One paper had giant text above an article about Eric saying “The Moniker should have been there” (at Eurovision). I’d say with confidence that, had the Moniker represented Sweden, they would have placed 33rd, not 3rd.

The irony is that if all of those journalists curled up and died tomorrow, the world would be a better place. Yet Eric is great human being who is bringing something positive to the world with terrific music and performances – he’s doing nothing but bringing positivity to the world and positivity to his home country, Sweden. All Swedes should be proud of him and people like him who achieve such wonderful success on the world stage.

I started to wonder today after the umteenth negative Swedish press article, maybe it’s a racist thing? Eric’s father is from the middle east and Eric doesn’t look like the all-blonde typical Swede. We know from the Sweden Democrats huge success in Swedish elections that a huge number of Swedes are basically racist. No, not basically racist…just totally racist. I wondered if perhaps Eric’s skin colour was the real reason why the Swedish press were treating his Eurovision success with disdain?

One of my all time favourite Swedish arists, Nanne Gronvall apparently criticised the lyrics of Eric’s song “Popular” and Sarah Dawn Finer, another fabulous Swedish diva, was supporting Azerbaijan over Sweden because her brother was their choreographer. Her congratulations and support of Eric has been weak and half-hearted to say the least.

I want to say Eric – you may have placed 3rd, but you’re No. 1 with me and to a lot of other people. I’ve been following your career since I found out about you with “Sleepless”. Your “Masquerade” CD was my absolute favourite album on 2010. I think you’re a fantastic performer and a terrific guy. Don’t let the negativity of your fellow Swedes (particularly the press) get you down. Keep on doing what you do and hold your head up high – maybe one day you’ll receive the praise you deserve in your own country.

Mostly positive article on Eric at Eurovision


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