Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Eurovision - my thoughts

It's over - finally - the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) that is. And those who still thought this was about the best song or the best singer will perhaps finally change their minds.

I feel sorry for France, Israel and Sweden, cause their singers were the best.
Israel - Eurovision Song Contest 2009 Semi Final 1 - BBC Three (Final Place 16th)

France made the 8th place and from what I read, this is the best French result in years and Patricia Kaas also attracted more viewers than before which is why France calls this year's participation a succes. The Swedish song took a different a different approach, but why not try something else when copying old songs (like some do) doesn't bring the expected success?
What I don't get are those disco beats and oompa oompa is not really my kind of music. So it will forever stay a mystery to me how Finland made it into the final and came in last, whereas Andorra did not (btw, the singer is originally from Denmark).

Eurovision 2009 Andorra - Susanne Georgi

or why didn't Ireland survive the semi-final?
Ireland: Sinead Mulvey & Black Daisy - Et Cetera

It's a good sign for the quality of the entries that Iceland came in second.

Yohanna - Is It True (Iceland) (Final 2nd Place)

And did you take notice that most of the points where attributed to the first six entries? How do you define a middle field, when the ninth place was the last to get more than 100 points? In my eyes people saying that germany's result was better than last year didn't look at the points.

Honestly I don't care, what I care about is that Norway will host the next ESC, which is one of best news in years. And it doesn't hurt at all that Norway is one of Europe's gay-friendliest countries :-)

I kept the best song of the entire contest for the end, Estonia - the secret winners.

Sandra Nurmsalu & Urban Symphony - Rändajad Estonia (Final Place 6th)

3 Kommentare:

Meg on May 19, 2009 at 8:48 AM said...

ok so re watching my future wife's performance makes me understand even less how Estonia didn't win. i mean Iceland lady was a straight up ballad, good singing, decent song etc. Estonia was freakin' awesome. Norway *shakes head*

but i mean when i said i was gonna be in Europe next year so i can watch this thing proper :-)

Spoil Myself on May 19, 2009 at 4:36 PM said...

that will be great, Eurovision is always about this time, we have lots of holidays and CSD (Pride) season has already started.
and with all the couch-surfing offers you don't even need to look for flights for a specific city, as it's quite easy to get from A to B.
small but - Norway is not part of the European Union, make sure to get the according Visa in time, the one which allows to travel freely in Europe, incl. Norway and Switzerland.

Natazzz on May 20, 2009 at 12:12 AM said...

Good to read at least some of us have some sense and taste...


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