Halftime preview. Or possibly someone checking the cameras. We're not sure. Credits: Anna Velikova (EBU)

The Manbuns of Eurovision 2017

Oh Eurovision, so desperate to be cool it’s like your dad trying to be a hipster. This year’s best example? Manbuns. Here’s the best to the worst of 2017;

Hungary

Credits; EBU via Youtube
Credits: EBU via Youtube

For by far the best manbun of 2017 I give you….Hungary’s Joci Pápai! Sleek, well tied, no loose hairs – it’s everything you could ever want in a manbun!

Sweden

Credits: EBU via Youtube
Credits: EBU via Youtube

A slightly more modern take on the Manbun, this Swedish backing dancer will be representing alt-hipsters everywhere at the Eurovision final.

Cyrpus

It is there, honest. Credits: EBU via Youtube
It is there, honest.
Credits: EBU via Youtube

Look everyone – it’s the world’s smallest manbun! So slight, it can only truly be seen in silhouette! Fortunately that’s just what you get somewhere around the middle 8, just don’t blink…

Portugal

Salvador Sobral Credits: EBU via Youtube
Salvador Sobral
Credits: EBU via Youtube

Yes, this isn’t a manbun – but it so easily could be! We had so much hope in the national finals; “Look everyone!” We said. “Salvador is growing a manbun for us!” We said.  And yet in the semifinals he went with a simple ponytail. We’re hoping for big things come the final, Salvador, big things.

Romania

Now and then Credits; EBU, TVR via Youtube
Alex Florea now and then
Credits: EBU, TVR via Youtube

Look at that man bun! It had so much potential! And yet he cut it off before the big day. Oh, Alex! 🙁

 

NB: Cover Image is a 2016 manbun – because this year they just aren’t trying hard enough.

 

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