H.D. Miller mistakenly says this year's winning song is from a Latvian folk song. Does it look or sound remotely like one? I didn't think so. He says so himself the tune is a Latin one. The winning songstress, Maria Naumova, composed it. Whether or not you think it was a good song, it was definitely the best performance of this year's Eurovision, with its strip/male/female transformation sequence executed quite stylishly. No wonder it won.
It's a shame Denmark didn't receive more votes. I liked that song, even if I was cheering on Malta (second place) when it came to the votes.
There's something really wonderful about a competition revolving around 'greater Europe' and including Israel, Russia, ex-Russian countries, and Turkey as well. Very ecumenical.