Winter is here… And so is Eurovision!
Although it might not seem like it at a first glance, HBO’s hit TV adaptation Game of Thrones and the Eurovision Song Contest do have quite a bit in common: people from far-away lands, speakers of different languages and with different cultures collide in a battle for all out control and victory – except while Westeros does it by sword, Eurovision does it with music!
While waiting for rehearsals to start in Tel Aviv and in honour of the final season of Game of Thrones premièring TONIGHT, we’ve had a think and imagined what it might look like if some of our favourite Eurovision acts featured in Game of Thrones… just take a look below!
DISCLAIMER: Remember everyone, this is just a bit of fun – we’re not really implying anyone throws children out of windows or has their opponents murdered!
Jamala as Arya Stark
A girl has no name – but Ukraine’s most recent winner does! Jamala’s heart-rending winning entry “1944” would probably strike a chord with Arya and her own tragic family past, while both women are naturally tenacious and determined. Ayra is a natural warrior and skilled with a blade – while Jamala’s weapon of choice is her uncomfortable questions!
Salvador Sobral as John Snow
The unlikely hero of Westeros, John Snow is easily one of the most popular characters in the series. Unassuming Salvador is the hero who brought Portugal their first ever Eurovision victory. Needless to say, he was hugely popular at home for doing so – and we in the press also thought of him as a hero for bringing us to the gorgeous sunshine of Lisbon for two weeks!
Eleni Foureira as Daenerys Targaryen
How could we choose any else to be Westerosi Dragon Queen? Eleni burned up the stage in Lisbon with her sizzling choreography and brought Cyprus their best ever Eurovision placing to date. Daenerys is still forging her empire in fire, astride her dragon with a battle cry of “DRACARYS!” – or should that be “AYE, AYE, AYE, FUEGO!”
Måns Zelmerlöw as Jaime Lannister
In the first episode we met Jaime, he threw a child out of a window – so we knew wasn’t a nice guy (that being said, over the course of the series he has changed a lot, especially since meeting Brienne!) While it’s hard to imagine Eurovision nice guy Måns being so cruel, we think you’ll all agree that both guys look great in armour!
Conchita Wurst as Cersei Lannister
Cersei may rule the Seven Kingdoms with an iron fist, but in the Eurovision sphere it’s Conchita who rules undisputed! Though it’s clear both queens have very different approaches to ruling (hard to imagine Conchita blowing up the Sept of Bailor!) you can’t deny both are effortlessly glamorous and know how to command the stage – be it political or musical!
Netta as Lady Olenna Tyrell
The barbed tongued Queen of Highgarden, Lady Olenna’s razor sharp one-liners have made her one of the series’ most well-loved characters. Similarly, Netta’s landslide victory in the televote last year proves she is just as loved across Europe!
Rasmussen as Tormund Giantsbane
OK, so we didn’t even have to photoshop this one… the moment he qualified for Eurovision 2018 from Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, many fans across the internet noted more than a passing resemblance between the two of them… you have to admit… it’s uncanny!
Remember, the final series of Game of Thrones premiers tonight – who will win the game and take the Iron Throne? And more importantly, who will take the Glass Microphone in Tel Aviv?!
Author: James Scanlan
Source: Eurovision Ireland
Image Source: Eurovision Ireland
Categories: Eurovision 2019