passionpop: (southpark)

so Lachlan was right. about two months ago, Lachlan and I were discussing who could afford to host eurovision in an attempt to gauge who would win, and that's when Azerbaijan first popped up on the radar... and it is amazing what you can buy with all that oil money, so next year we are going to Baku after a rather average song bought a Eurovision win.

I am not saying Eurovision wins are bought, but lets face it, Romania should have won last year and the only reason Germany won was because most of Europe were wanting handouts from the Krauts and you have got to give a little to get a little I guess. but no one knows vote buying like Spain...

all of the results this year were interesting though. France who were the firm favourite for the last month before the event finished 16th. Ireland who were considered second by the bookmakers near the end finished 8th and Italy who were nowhere near the popular entries finished Second. where did that come from?

The only result that wasn't a surprise was that Switzerland finished last in the final, though their qualification from semi final 1 was a surprise and didn't the surprises in the semis set up an interesting final.

Malta, Armenia and Belgium were all 1 point from qualifying for the semis and Greece won semi final one... how? the song was rubbish, ok the singer was cute, but the song needed to remove all the rap to be decent and seeing the rap was over 50% of the song... and how did Portugal not finish dead last I guess the camel toe made come Poland last.

San Marino had one of the best singers in their semi and only managed to get 16th and Norway, who wear a favourite early one despite the repetitive song, only managed to finish 17th. Nothing against the countries that did qualify from Semi one, based on their performance on the night, most deserved to do well, except Greece.

Semi final twos results were closer to what was expected... except Sweden who should not have qualified and again I am mystified as to how they finished first. On paper this was the stronger final though and so many of the songs could have qualifies. Israel finished a disappointing 15th and I am surprised that Belgium and Slovakia didn't qualify
something notable though is how the change of the televoting has effected the dispersion of votes. last year Euroivision started voting from the start of the first song in an effort to make the voting more even. Prior to that it was found that being one of the first 6 countries or last 6 countries gave you an advantage when it came to the voting. The middle countries were left at a disadvantage. This year in the first semi, none of the first 5 performers qualified. In the second semi (where i think the voting was a bit better overall) Bosnia, who performed first, finished 5th. in the final. Bosnia however do have bloc voting on their side and did have a performer who is hugely popular throughout all of the former Yugoslav countries it is beginning to appear that being in the first third of the draw is a disadvantage. To combat this we could start voting from half way through the event. another suggestion is allowing 5 minutes to vote for each song, so you can vote from the start of the song until the end of the next song to vote. This could cause issues with some of the underdeveloped phone networks though and if there  is a phone network, then we have to fall back onto the jury, and we don't want that

televoting is more transparent than a jury and a jury is more corruptible than a phone network, this is part of the reason why Eurovision turned to televoting. we didn't want to see 1968 again, but who is to say there hasn't been benefits for votes since then. the accusations have flown about but no one has given proof.
now we are back to partial juries, because too many western European countries have complained about the eastern bloc voting. I have said that this is the worst of both worlds. we will have to endure this corruptible system though for at least another year before the EBU can decide for sure that it is not working and get rid of the flawed system.

the other change i have cried for for the last few years is changing the selection from the semis so that the top 5 songs from each final can go through from televoting then 10 go through from the jury made up of any combination from both the semis. anything below the top 5 wont win anyway, it is found that an act has to qualify atleast second from their semi to win. the combined juries are just there to make sure the right songs are in the mix. sure they may tactically ensure that the songs that get through are similar to songs opposing the songs that their nation is entering. for instance if your country has a ballad, you ensure no other ballads get through ensuring people who will vote for ballads only have the choice of your song.

after watching the show tonight, it was shown to me how the results would have looked if the eastern European votes were taken out. Russia, despite having the best dance routine of the night, would have finished with 9 points. it then makes one ask the question, is there 'anti-bloc voting'? are western countries not voting for eastern European countries on purpose so they cant win? Montenegro did it to Serbia when Serbia and Montenegro were a unified nation, so why cant half a continent do it. Italy would have won without the eastern European vote which would have not only have been a triumphant return for Italy to the contest, it would of ensured Italy would have ensure they had an entry for 2012.

Eurovision is not perfect though and though changes will occur to get a more popular result, it shouldn't get rid of why we watch it, because it is the funniest thing on tv all year
passionpop: (putting my foot in it)
ok here are the top ten as per their shortest odds

France 6/5 with bodog
Ireland 3/1 with various agencies
Azerbaijan 6/1 sporting bet
UK 10/1 with various agencies
Germany (7/1 with bwin but the rest start around 16/1)
Estonia 16/1 with various
Denmark 16/1 with totesport and sporting bet
Finland 14/1 with unibet, 16/1 with victor chandler and 18/1 with extra bet. the rest start about 20/1
Sweden 19/1 with unibet
Hungary 19/1 with unibet

passionpop: (my ass)
ok, here is the whole list, behind a cut due to the fact that the semis are yet to be screened in Australia

Euriovision Final )
passionpop: (completely)
I am a little shocked about what did and didnt make it from semi 1, but semi 1 doesn't really matter because there is only about 2 songs with a chance to challenge in the final. anyways here is a brief rundown of semi 2

Bosnia and Herzegovina - a very popular little hobbit - word on the street is that this will qualify

Austria - if she has fixed the haircut then this will definitely qualify

The Netherlands -  'the sweet end of your trail' looks like a dog eating mayonnaise... this should qualify, but it is a strong semi

Belgium - I like a capella, but i think this song wont qualify due to the strength of the other songs in this semi

Slovakia - dirty old men all over Europe will be voting for these young twins.... will qualify just for the fantasy factor

Ukraine - i still cant decide if she is radiant of radioactive. well sung but possibly wont qualify

Moldova - I would dearly love this to qualify, however I know it wont. it rocks though.

Sweden - not as popular as he thinks. Possibly wont qualify because it is crap

Cyprus - better than much of what qualified from the first semi, heaps of build up then ends. This is in the maybe pile

Bulgaria - pop music by a child star. if she cut her hair she would look like Marie from Roxette.

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - possibly the best thing Macedonia have ever sent to Eurovision and it mentiones rakija which gives it bonus points, but wont get the finish it deserves if it doesn't qualify

Israel - better than the song she won with over a decade ago, but not good enough this year. it will easily qualify for the final though

Slovenia - sitting with Cyprus in the maybe pile. They are both equally deserving of qualification, but probably wont get it.

Romania - this is another of my favourite songs this year and again it will struggle to qualify. Can we put all the songs from this semi into the final because they are more deserving than most of semi one. It sucks that this likely wont qualify.

Estonia - This is a favourite to win, but the rumourmill is telling me that the semi performance is nowhere near as good and their national final and it may struggle to qualify. I loved the national final performance of this song but it is a song that needs the performance to get it through

Belarus - definite non qualifier. She may love Belarus, but she is alone in that feeling

Latvia - another non qualifier. This redefines 'big steaming pile of shit'

Denmark - This is another song that could qualify. There is nothing original about it, I could list all the 80's songs it has ripped off, but again it is better than what has qualified for semi 1

Ireland - For better or worse, this song will qualify. I think it will be for worse
passionpop: (sweet and innocent)
 The first Semi for Eurovision will be on wednesday morning our time, so this is the final run down of the acts

Poland - pole dancer singing in eurovision

Norway - repetitive. though it will probably qualify, forget Norway

Albania - wanna be eurovision theme song, it has to qualify for the final for any hope of that though

Armenia - remains to be seen if she can sing without a backing track, i doubt it. hoping for an epic fail

Turkey - bouncers go to eurovision. or is it the Turkish right said fred... i'm too bald for this song

Serbia -  cute 1960's sound and lets face it, being from perth i am used to all things 1960's

Russia- will qualify thanks to neighbours votes. russias ricky martin

Switzerland - Christans will love it and marketing companies will abuse it

Georgia - would be better if she could sing

Finland - not bad for hippy shit, should qualify

Malta - would be better if he was singing in english... oh he is... oh dear.

San Marino - Should do better than it will. good voice, but unlikely to get the neighbourly love other countries benefit from

Croatia - needs a pretty amazing performance, though may qualify anyway to make the numbers

Iceland - i don't like it, but it will likely qualify due to Europe's lack of taste

Hungary - well sung anthem for scraggas

Portugal - possibly the worst Eurovision act ever.

Lithuania - wanna be Andrew Lloyd Webber sung by a toilet roll doll

Azerbaijan - you would think this is an idol winners song, but all Idolists are losers...

Greece - if this qualifies, i will lose all faith in the people from Europe and their ability to vote for anything
passionpop: (my ass)

FYR Macedonia are known for sending rubbish to Euorvision, however this year they have sent the best rubbish that they have ever sent. sure it is a little remninicent of what Serbia sent last year, but it is a marked improvement.

The only reason why I am reviewing FYR Macedonia now is because i am now safely in Melbourne, so I figures I wouldn't have to deal with the wrath of te Macedonians that i know, howerver i think this is the best ethno-pop-crap this year

The Macedonian club in Perth is already rocking out to this. The call him the Macedonian Jon Bon Jovi... who does? Seriously, Jon Bon Jovi should be rolling in his grave over that comment (if he was dead like he should be because if he was dead he wouldnt have released the crap he has released in the last 20 years - but thats enought about Jon Bon Jovi)

Give me some rakija, and lots of it, and i will be rocking out to this song next weekend. oh lets face it, it is the 11th song in the second semi, i will likely be passed out. It should qualify though so hopefully I will catch it in the final.

As for the rubbish that FYR Macedonia usually sends to Manurovision... well... I think the truest line she says in this song is 'HO!'

passionpop: (sweet and innocent)
 Finland waited the longest time for a Eurovision win, but when they won, Lordi, it was a good win. The win in 2006 is something that will be remembered for all of Eurovision history, and not many entries, even winners, will ever be in the heart of Eurovision like Lordi. 

This year Finland sent us a piece of hippy-greenie shit... and I kinda like it. The song is most interesting seeing it is coming out of Finland atm. It is a song that has a global view at a time when Finnish people have made True Fins the third most powerful party in Finland and True Fins are against reaching out with the Finnish economy to help he rest of Europe. 

With the Hoo-Har with the results of the last Australian election and how many days we were without a government, it amuses me how life goes on in Finland despite over 2 weeks without an elected government, and they probably wont have one by Eurovision. What does politics have to do with Eurovision... I know it is meant to have nothing to do with the event, but it always has everything to do with it and it will be interesting what effect, if any, the True Fins will have on the Finnish results. will Europe vote for Finland to show we are friends, or voe against them in anger. Only Portugal can tell... 

Getting back to the song, because after all this meant to be a song contest, the song is nothing special, but it is sweet. Sure the singer (Paradise Oskar or Axel Ehnström, whatever you want to call him) looks like he should be in movies like Superbad or Diary of a Wimpy Kid, but it isn't bad is it? It wont win, but it isn't bad. 

Now I go back to the results that Finland is used to getting, and I don't understand why this didn't score any points....

passionpop: (my ass)
 Bulgaria are sending their seventh entry to Eurovision this year and the closest they have had to success was 5th in 2007. Everything else they have sent to Eurovision has failed to qualify for he final. will this year be different? yeah but i think it will qualify to make the numbers. 

Though I have nothing against the song Bulgaria are sending to Eurovision, I always question the sense in sending someone who is big in their home country, but little known elsewhere. Just send an unknown. they will be more likely to work for the Eurovision crown. 

This song is deserving of its odds of 150-1 because there is nothing new about it. it is a cliche Eurovision pop-rock song. Though the singer may not be as lazy as the previous paragraph implies, the writers seem to have been. a computer program could have written this song. it isn't horrible, it just isn't great, but then thats Eurovision usually.

The singer has an interesting piece of history though. she was in a group called BonBon as a child. I am guessing the name BonBon is still going and they change the kids in the group because in 2007, when Poli was 20, BonBon represented Bulgaria in Junior Eurovision.  Poli was of course too old to still be with them but she has already been touched by the Eurovision star by association... sure they finished 7 out of 17 acts, but everyone in Junior Eurovision is a star... or a precious brat, I cant remember which... 

This years song only has the fact that the other songs in its semi are rubbish, hence it has a change to qualify for the final. in 2008 even rubbish songs couldn't help Bulgaria

passionpop: (sweet and innocent)
 LIthuania has never won Eurovision, but they have successfully managed to get last place a couple times. Despite their lack of success, I love them and they have sent two of my favorite songs to Eurovision in recent years, 'We are the Winners' - 2006 (who obviously weren't the winners) and 'Eastern European Funk' - 2010. Also one of my favourite songs that didn't make it to Eurovision is from Lithuania, 2006's second place song by the group that represented Lithuania in 2010

This year Lithuania have tried to be a little Andrew Lloyd Webber, with a little less of the talent. This song is quite deserved of its odds of 200-1

When I was a kid I had a lamp. it was a doll in a dress with a full length skirt except she didn't have legs, she had a light bulb... it had to be mentioned because I cannot look at a long shot of Evelina Sašenko without thinking of that lamp. 

the first chorus makes my ears bleed and I have never seen a face so contorted while singing. on the plus side... it is a nice song, it just needs a better singer. this wont qualify. If something good like Eastern European Funk didn't qualify, this has no chance. 

Though i dot love Lithuania this year, I so usually love them, and though I know I have referenced this clip in a previously year, I love this. it is so bad it is good in a way.... not the song... the name, the clothes, the EVERYTHING... 

passionpop: (completely)
 Slovakia have sent six entries to Eurovision and the best they have finished is 18th. Since the introduction of the semi final, they have failed to qualify so this year they have decided to try something different, they are singing in English. 

This year entry for Slovakia have previously performed in Eurovision back in 2008 as the backing vocalists for the entry from the Czech republic. Dont be fooled by the fact that they weren't even good enough to be the lead singers for a country that has has finished last in two out of their three attempts at Eurovision. They were actually the highlight vocally of the Czech entry vocally, and the song they performed in has the record of the highest place that the Czech republic has ever received... 18th in the semi... so they still couldn't make that crap qualify.

OK so they can sing, they can even do it live as proven in 2008, but the song is a bit of a snore isn't it? Ok it is not quite Disney crap, but it does sound like the tripe that you would expect regurgitated by an idol winner. I think they would have been better off doing a bouncy dancey song to play on the fact that they are Twiins to get more of the dirty old man vote. This is something for the teen girls and there is enough for them already in this Eurovision, including the other twins in this years contest

They are butter faces (nice, but her face). They should aim for lots of long shots, that way some of the dirty old men will give them votes. though I think this could qualify, it is in the weaker final after all, it wont get far. I would like to blame the strength of this years entries, but this would be a weak song any year. Find your gimmick and play on it Slovakia and then maybe next year

it is possible though that this years entry is the best that Slovakia has ever sent to Eurovision. This is the previous best. ok not bad, but a snore song too... wake me up when Slovakia is finished

passionpop: (my ass)
Slovenia have never even threated to win the Eurovision crown and they have tried to win with everything from popera  and faux classical (or opop - like popera but the other way around) to folk rock to eurodancepop, they have even tried to add some bondage to their acts... At least their eclectic collection of songs makes their entries interesting, still not good, just interesting. 

This year Slovenia is sending in a singer who can apparently do everything, and she seems to try that in this song. They are a country that seems to seriously want a win and will send anything in to try it, but just send the wrong stuff in for the year. 

I actually prefer this clip of her singing it in slovene. ok there is a foul note before the first chorus, but i think she performs this more. The angry part sounds better. however the wind machine operator is a perv and the dancers...  want what they're on, i is obviously the good shit.

This song Will get to the final, which will be only the second time since the introduction of the semi that Slovenia has achieved that, however this is a strong year. if this song was in last year, it might have been up there, but this year, this wont get top ten. Most of Semi Final 2's qualifiers will just be there to make the numbers anyway and I fear that that is the fate of this song. 

All things considered though, this song isn't terrible, there have been worse Slovenes in Eurovision, like Pepel In Kri (or Ashes and Blood at Eurovision). seeing it was the 1970's though... can we forgive them... maybe not. 

passionpop: (putting my foot in it)
 Ukraine Went wild at their second Eurovision and danced away with the win thanks to Ruslana. Though the Ukraine always qualify for the final and usually perform well, they haven't managed to get another trophy and this year doesn't look like their year either.

I have nothing against Mika Newton or the song, it is just that the Ukraine wont beat France. I actually think Mika comes across as rather radiant.... or is that radio active... (shhh don't mention Chernobyl)

Forgiving the poor sound of the official clip (WTF! this is the official clip, why is the sound so bad!) the highlight of this clip for me is the male gymnasty dude in the white crop top. it isn't the muffin top over the pants that does it, it is the fact that he has waxed his stomach, but not his chest and man boobs. seriously... it is almost like he is wearing a black singlet crop top under the white one, but he isn't... *shudder*

They have changed the music since the song qualified for Eurovision. The clip i found of the original here reminds me of when Dima Bilan won for Russia in 2008, except with a lazy-susan for the performers rather than a portable ice rink. Nothing against the lazy-susan, they are great for salads and platters... 

Mika is one of the many strong voiced women that Ukraine has sent to Eurovision, but unfortunately the song isn't good enough to get in my top 5 this year, though i will qualify for the final. Maybe she should give up right now and say "Hasta La Vista'... I mean Lazy susans should not be used in Eurovision, anyways, not even by stealth...

passionpop: (drunk)
Austria have returned to Eurovision after a 3 years away.  Traditionally not a threat in the contest, this year they sit at 50-1 with the bookmakers, so it looks like nothing much will change. 

Poor Austria have only had one Eurovision win, and they have had as many last places as Ireland have had firsts. This year wont be a last place for them atleast

Nadine Beiler is a strong singer with an excellent voice. She spends too much time around the high notes for my ears. she is very much in the Mariah/Whitney mold and this song and her outfit look like they could almost be in "The Bodyguard', which isnt a bad thing and this song should qualify for the final. 

I cant watch the clip. It is her hair that annoys me more than anything. If you are going to get a severe bob, you have to ensure that it is even. I hope she didn't pay for that haircut. If she did pay for it, I hop she went back the next day and got them to fix it. Seriously... 

The following song is from 1961, and I chose it partly because it is easy to find an actual clip of a song that finished last than a song that finished somewhere in the middle, and partly because it finished last. 

passionpop: (sweet and innocent)
San Marino are back for their second Eurovision, and what a co-incidence that they have returned the same yeah Italy did.  RAI, the Italian broadcaster is also a major share holder in SMRTV (San Marino's broadcaster) so there would not be any collusion would there be... no never...

After not qualifying for the final in their first attempt in Eurovision in 2008, San Marino are back and hoping that their friends that surround them, Italy, will help them get a better result. good luck with that

This song is actually quality. Senit, the singer, appears talented and though the start of the song is a bit naff, she carries the song well. OK it is little more than a power ballad and listening to the song, you can already see how an explosion of lights and possibly a wind machine will be used to emphasize the refrain (if not fireworks).  Yes any song with any scant bit of quality can be Eurovision-ised to death. 

Though the song has that nice summer feel that a good winner needs, and though it should qualify from the semi, it wont threaten the big hopes at this years event. the bookies place The hopes of this around the same as Albania and Portugal (so equal to buckleys chance), but then if they are Buckleys at 250/1, what is Cyprus at 300/1?

San Marino's attempt in 2008, despite being a bit emo, wasn't horrible. it certainly deserved better than last place in the semi, which is where it finished. It even got less points (1 less) than the Hungary who finished last in the other semi. Poor San Marino. 

passionpop: (putting my foot in it)
Azerbaijan have a lot gong for them in Eurovison and Europe. they have oil and they do well in Eurovision and they have oil and they want tourists and they have oil and it is a former Soviet nation and they have oil. did I mention Azerbaijan has oil... watch out for America guys... 

I haven't referred to anything as Disney, but Azerbaijan is trying to be very Disney. The are not at the level of Disney crap that have been in previous Eurovisions, but they are quite Disney... maybe they are sending Disney because they know what America does to countries with oil and they are trying to show that they are friendly

This clip looks slightly less stalker-ish than the other official clip but it doesn't improve the song. I think it will do well only because there is more dance-pop than ballad pop this year, so ti will qualify, for the final but wont get far beyond that, I mean it is not that good.

I would *never* accuse Eurovision voting of being political, but Azerbaijan has a habit of finishing better than they possibly should. I am not saying that it is the oil, but if Elnur & Samir can finish 8th, this song could finish anywhere. The bookies have this at 16/1, so 7th from the top, and if it qualifies for the final it will go up. That does make me cringe alittle.

Azerbaijan got their best result of 3rd n 2009 in their second Eurovision. 3rd sounds good, but they got 207 points out of a possible maximum of 504 and finished 180 points behind first. though if this song had won, it would have been the oil

passionpop: (putting my foot in it)
Poland has gone down hill since their first attempt in Eurovision in 1994. They have only had one other top ten showing since reaching the dizzy heights of second with "To nie ja!"

 Since the Semi finals, Poland has qualified for the final twice. This is in the weaker semi, so it might get through, it depends on how much effort she goes to, and with her solo dance in this clip, it appears she might go to a lot of effort to win. 

I cant Help but think of the movie Pretty Woman, when watching this song, you know, the prostitute turns out good story... she appears to be half way there. yes I know she has worked hard at music (or worked on hard... anyways) and she actually appears to be able to sing, but seriously, how many hookers have gone on to win Eurovision?

Seriously though, this is nothing but another bloody pop song. The more of these, the more I believe that France will win. This song has more porridge than real substance, I mean even the translation of the lyrics 'I’m your inspiration, The consolation for your tears'... ok maybe I am reading too much into this but that to me sounds like she is the pro that a married man is going to, and he cries every time he sees her...

If anyone ever wonders why Poland best result was 1994, look at 1995. All I can say is Ow, my ears... where did this blood come from...

passionpop: (putting my foot in it)
France won 3 Eurovisions within the first decade of the competitions existence. The next two decades they won an event a decade and since their win in 1977 they have not won an event. despite this, they are still considered one of the most successful countries in Eurovision, equal with the UK on wins and not far behind Ireland. 

After only ever missing two contests, France they can at least be considered reliable. The two guarantees in Eurovision are France will be there and they will be singing in french (except in 2008 where the song was mostly in english)

Most of the time I am thankful that there is a 3 minute limit on songs, and though this song has a right to go 20 seconds longer, if it went for another minute and a half I wouldn't mind.

The song was not what I expected. it was opera, not this pop-rah bullsh!t, it was opera. OK, it sounds a bit Bolero, which one of my friends called "McDonalds Classical' (I am guessing he is referring to the fact that there are franchises serving this everywhere), but this is quality. This is far too good for Eurovision. I can see why this has come up as the favourite for the crown this year. It is is about 5/1, how accurate that is though, I don't know, after all this on the same UK site where you can bet on what colour hat the Queen will wear to her grandson's wedding.... and they say us Aussies gamble!

Frances potential depends on politics. the UK will avoid giving France points because they dont want France to have more wins than them. Ireland are unlikely to give France points because then France will be one win behind, and don't get my started on how Libya can affect them, however most other countries will vote for them though because lets face it, France is one of the few countries that can afford to host next years contest. If they don't win, they will be top three in a tight tussle for the hearts, minds and people of Europe...  what happened to the innocent days when we didn't assume politics played a part in the results

passionpop: (southpark)
Greece gave us one winner with Helena Paparizou in 2005. The song back then was a good pop song that was well sung and fantastically performed for Eurovision. The closest they got to emulating that success since then was when they sent a little princess to Eurovision.  

This year Greece has sent a man from Cyprus to represent them with something that resembles a big steaming pile of poo. This year grreece will have to have a fantastic performace, but the question remains, can you polish a turd?

OK, lets face it, the boy seems to be able sing and he isnt harsh on the eye, and like all Greek acts in Eurovision, he will be waxed to within an inch of his life 10 minutes before the show (any later and the regrowth will appear by the time he performs) but the song screams out toilet break. but maybe we should take the advice in the song, 'Don't believe what you hear, cause their truth kills the truth' 

I am still amused that the composer of the music for this song is Giannis Christodoulopoulos. That last name sounds like it should be a Sesame Street character. I can work with this as a performance for this song. the music makes me think of a slow tango, so why dont they get muppets to tango? There are two singers so they can have four muppettiers on the stage maximum (due to the 6 person limit). I would vote for that, even if Dustin ruined the art of puppetry at Eurovision. 

Greece rarely sends guys to Eurovision, i dont know why.... 

passionpop: (putting my foot in it)
 Hungary have a habit of showing up at Eurovision when ever they feel like it, in 16 years they have shown up 8 times and you never know what is going to show up, if it will be substantial or unsubstantial, of it ROX or NOX, but generally not

The best result Hungary has finished with in Eurovision was 4th back in their first Eurovision in 1994, and that record wont be broken in 2011

On a high note, her 'hey' is almost on par with Whitney Houston from 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody', and I would call her a white Whitney, but she isn't *that* good and I am sure she has hoovered less coke - I mean seriously, there isn't enough coke in the world for two to use that much

This is the anthem for the selfish breeders of generation Me! I think the video needs to have an overweight scrag singing it with yesterdays lipstick smeared over her mouth, a can of pre-mix in one hand and a cigarette in the other. the song is sung as she walks out on her 6 kids (from 5 different dads)  carrying all the expensive stuff (including that that belongs to the kids) from their public housing unit to pawn.

This years song is a gauge to how many scrags in Europe can afford to pay thier phone bill. It will qualify for the final but wont go far, it isn't like she is a V.I.P. or anything

passionpop: (putting my foot in it)
 Moldova is a tiny little former soviet piece of land where the inhabitants speak a Romanian dialect and where the public demands that the country participate in Eurovision. In 2007 they were not going to compete, but the network succumbed to the people and sent Natalia Barbu

It is hard to seriously believe though that Moldova treat it like a song contest. Sunstroke project and Olia were best known for the gyrating pelvis of the saxophonist than the song... oh and that eyeshadow... it was so... blue...  but it all pales next to the Artists that gave them their best result (6th) and who are back

You know those sleazy eastern European guys that lan on the bar and try to hit onto you in nightclubs, they are all from Zdob si Zdub. I mean only sleazy eastern Euopeans and Zdob si Zdub think Ray Bans, convertibles and martinis are worth mentioning still. For everyone else they are so 25 years ago. 

Everything about this screams retro, right down to the fact that these guys were Moldovas first Eurovision entry in 2005. "Bunika Bate Toba" (Grandma beats the drum)  was just such a silly fun song, that the concern was that they would ruin the happy memory of that song with their new on, but this song is so silly and fun. I could see drunk uni-students in a house moshing to the refrains of this and hurting themselves and not caring because it is fun. it wont win, but it will be fun. 

I cant wait to see this years performance from Moldova just because it will be mental. Go Zdob si Zdub, you crazy sleazy eastern Europeans!


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