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John Oliver had a favourite performer on this 12 months’s Eurovision contest.

On HBO’s Final Week Tonight, the host opened the present by addressing the annual worldwide music competitors, which topped its newest winner this weekend.

“The Eurovision Tune Contest happened amid a slew of controversies, from requires boycotts over Israel’s participation to the last-minute elimination of this Dutch contestant for alleged illegal threats backstage,” Oliver mentioned. “It was a whole lot of severe information round what’s normally a magnificently foolish competitors, which to be honest nonetheless had some putting contestants, from Child Lasagna from Croatia to Bambi Thug from Eire to my absolute favourite, this man from Finland.”

Oliver then performed a clip of Finnish competitor Windows95man, who kicked off his efficiency of his tune “No Guidelines!” whereas inside a big egg coated in denim. Watch the complete efficiency under.

Oliver’s take: “Sure! 14,000 out of 10. A person with flowing blonde locks and pervert glasses hatching out of a denim egg? It’s like Botticelli’s Delivery of Venus — solely this time, it’s really good.”

He went on to explain the performer (actual identify: Teemu Keisteri).

“The identify of that artist — and I do imply artist — is Windows95man,” Oliver mentioned. “His stage costume consists of a Windows95 T-shirt, hat and, importantly, not a lot else, which is why performances principally consisted of doing an prolonged Austin Powers bit. However perhaps the very best factor about Windows95man — aside from his identify, face outfit and partial nudity — is that in Finland’s contest to choose its consultant at Eurovision, the jury ranked him lifeless final. However he took the viewers vote by such a big margin, he received anyway — which is smart to me. The folks of Finland are naturals at ski leaping, sauna and understanding a fucking star once they see one.

“I don’t know what their different contestants have been like, however I extremely doubt that that they had stagecraft like a pair of jean shorts descending from the ceiling adopted by this,” he added. displaying the bit the place Windows95man shoots fireworks out of what appears like rope connected to his jean shorts after he places them on.

“Fuck all different music. It’s lifeless to me now,” Oliver mentioned.

He then referred to some lyrics from the tune: “To cite an important poet clad in exploding denim: ‘I don’t care what’s improper or proper, it’s how I stay my life,’ and that’s my champion proper there.”

As a result of Final Week Tonight tapes on Saturdays, Oliver didn’t know the result when Sunday’s episode was recorded. However he was seemingly disenchanted as Swiss performer Nemo received the competitors, whereas Window95man got here in nineteenth place.

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