Open Post: Hosted By The Magnificent Performance Of The Sign Language Interpreter For Iceland’s Eurovision Performance
The Eurovision Song Contest is usually a couple of hours of giant amounts of glittery fuckery and yesterday’s show was no exception (Exhibit A: Madonna). However, if you only saw the Netherlands winning with that guy’s boring ass song, you might worry that all of the other performances were beat. Nope, it was just that the real artists weren’t highlighted nearly enough. Take Hatari – Iceland’s exciting mix of 90s BDSM fetish pleather industrial metal and softly cooing femme glamour. Their odd “Rammstein meets Poison meets the club scene from a direct-to-DVD knock-off of The Matrix “ aesthetic floored the world! There was a guy with a sledgehammer! And that wasn’t even the best part!
Here’s the full performance (this one was taped in March) of Iceland’s entry:
But the real star of Hatari’s performance was their sign language interpreter who revealed herself as the Icelandic superstar’s secret weapon. She took their performance, channeled it through her obvious internal struggles with anger over the world’s injustice and let it out in a primal scream of hand geometry and anguish. How she didn’t clinch the win for them is a mystery. They placed 10th.
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She even gave former HSOTD Tommy Krångh a run for his interpretive genius money!
Hatari is also reportedly in trouble with Eurovision’s organizers for holding up Palestinian flags and peace signs during the voting section, which is apparently against the rules (since acts are told not to get political). If they face some kind of punishment, I want to see their reaction through their sign language superstar!