Eurovision Song Contest Country Smackdown, Final Winner!
(Revisit Round 1, Round 2, the Interval, Round 3A, Round 3B, and Round 4)
This may be the only Shredded Cheddar tournament bracket in which a contender that was eliminated fair and square came back to win the whole thing. And of course it would be everyone's favourite Grand Duchy!
Granted, it is here "only" as a representative of all the Francophone ESC countries, starting with La Mere France, and including Monaco, Switzerland, and even dear Belgium. With some reflected glory for other countries that have sneaked in French lyrics--notably Germany and Austria. (Would you have guessed them?) I really should be writing this post en francais, but it's the language I (foolishly) dropped after a classmate told me I couldn't take two languages at the same time. More on that in a future post. What you really want now is the second winner of the year . . .
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Congratulations, Brandon! I never saw someone work quite as hard as you to win one of my giveaways--not just this year, but three in a row! =D Send me an e-mail with a mailing address and I'll send Nick Joaquin's Cave and Shadows (or another book, if you've changed your mind about your prize) to you ASAP!
And thanks to everyone else who entered the giveaway, especially Christopher, Itinerante, and R. I truly appreciated every Rafflecopter entry. If I had the Marcos millions, I'd send each of you set of all the books from the Giveaway Pool! I hope we're all still around next year for another contest. =)