Did Kristian just come out?

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I remember reading an article a few years ago on the Destroyer Blog that argued, that we should stop caring about the sexual preferences of teen idols. I can’t quite remember anymore what the reasoning was (and I can’t find the post either, get a search function, Karl! :p) but it made a pretty good point.

I do believe though that there’s also an argument to be made about how out teen stars can have a positive impact on the lives of other queer teens just by being an example, someone they can identify with.

In either case, it’s fair to say that this should always happen on the terms of the star, they should have the choice in the matter and be able to decide if they want their sexuality to be a topic of public debate or not.

That being said… I think Kristian Kostov of very recent Eurovision fame came out in a more or less subtle way in a video (that he actually made before the Eurovision finals) with Australian contestant Isaiah Firebrace:

Eurovision 2017!

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The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is history. Salvador Sabral won the ESC for Portugal, beating Bulgaria and Moldova in the finals. Belgium came in fourth ahead of Sweden in fifth place. You can check out the full results here.

I wasn’t impressed by Sabral’s initial performance but the duet of the winning song with his sister and producer Luisa was actually quite nice. You can listen to the song on YouTube.

Isaiah Firebrace

Isaiah Firebrace

Probably more interesting to the audience of this blog were the two 17-year-old contestants though ;) Isaiah Firebrace was the first Aboriginal male to represent Australia at the ESC and he did quite well as you can see and hear below. Australia had a second moment of (questionable) glory later on by the way… click here to see it, slightly NSFW ;)

Super sweet too: Bulgaria’s entry Kristian Kostov with his aptly titled song Beautiful Mess which you can also check out below.

Kristian Kostov

Kristian Kostov

His song wasn’t exactly revolutionary but he’s such a bundle of cuteness and charisma that it’s incredibly hard not to root for him. I wish I could find the little intro/image film they played before his performance; if anyone can get their hands on it, please share it in the comments! This ins’t the one, but it’s still very cute.