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Eurovision

May 12th, 2007 (08:20 pm)

Ah, Eurovision... never, ever change.

You just don't get this level of entertainment anywhere else. As Terry Wogan said, you just don't get two men walking across the snow in furcoats, underpants and an accordian before throwing themselves into a hot spring.

So far, I rather liked Belarus.

The Finish singer looks like she wants to rip out the spines of any man near her. Leave Me Alone indeed.

Oh god... the girl in the pink dress basically demanding to know where the camera is and wanting to present. Wogan : "What a delightful spontantanous moment." You could practically hear his eyes rolling.

Slovenia's corset is.... interesting. I suspect my goth friend will regret missing it. :P

Hungry appears to have gone the other extreme from Slovenia. Both song-wise and most definitely costume-wise - literally looking like they've just got off the bus.

These really are very odd representations of Finland - bog football and computer shows?!?!

Greece is very kitch - and exactly what you think Eurovision is all about. Wogan on the dancers: "Plenty of thrusting."

Sweden has gone back to the 70's. Imagine a cross between T Rex and Abba.

The commercial break with Cisse!!!! Oh my god... kill her now.

One of the French singers has a cat stapled to his shoulder. Wogan : "Gosh, wasn't that awful?"

Attempted live blogging abandoned, and left to passing snarky comments back and forth with curiouswombat in the comments.

Comments

Posted by: Jen (tthjinni)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC)

*curses Eurovision for interrupting the DW airing schedule*

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
DW Don't Look Back (DW 2x03)

We did finally get a trailer for next week's ep just before it.

Looks good.

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)
K Baby pic

I liked the Finnish lass - and she can compete with the Slovene in a kind of corset-wars if the Slovenian girl wears the same costume as she did in the qualifiers.

The girl from FYROM is wearing the same thing she did in the semis - reminds me of the things we wore for gym, only with a lower neck-line and jewels....

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
What the Bork? [jennymalfoy]

*stares* What the hell is the Slovenia girl wearing?

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)

Told you!

Wait till you see the lighty-up hand trick!

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 07:36 pm (UTC)
Booster Dawn 2

Actually, that was rather good. My second fav so far.

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 07:40 pm (UTC)
Hmm

Much better than the Hungarian one - which in our post (as in S2C chipped in) on the semi-finals we described as

Hungary: annoying woman singing a tedious soulful blues number as if in pain.
And it hasn't improved.

My favourite of the whole thing is probably going to be Bulgaria.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC)
Ciao_spike_and_dru [jidabug]

I was lucky enough toUnfortunately I missed the semi-finals, but it certainly wasn't the greatest this time around either.

When's Bulgaria due?

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 07:46 pm (UTC)
Good Grief

Somewhere near the end I think.

This guy, for Greece, is ripping off Ricky Martin!! Why? Why?

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC)
Sinfest - Percy Noogie

Cos one Ricky Martin wasn't enough already?

Aww... baby goth!

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
Noggin

Cute gothlet!

This is Bjork meets Kate Bush, wearing a prom dress - I like it!

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC)
Bjork and Diddy

Bjork! I knew she reminded me of someone!

Carrots?!?!?!

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
saner emu

Very phallic carrots....

And S2C has just described this Swedish thing as 'If Marliyn Manson had been one of the Bay City Rollers'!
Og good grief it's twinky pinky person!

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 07:59 pm (UTC)
Head-desky [lurker32]

Twinky pinky must die.

And Sweden did look a lot like Iggy Pop and Marilyn Manson unholy love-child.

Why is France running while singing? Is it that bad a song?

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 08:07 pm (UTC)
saner emu

It is a wonderfully silly song - and still better than Scootch..but then so was The Black Death.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
Bouncy Ball

And talking of Black Death.... I give you Russia. Girls Very Loud.

Germany does look like a butcher.

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
Flying monkeys

The German one was so bad I was forced to leave the room and go into the kitchen and clean my surfaces!!


I'm sure I'd heard the entire Russian one with slightly different words a few months/years/whatever ago.


Wogan is right - the Ukraine have co-opted Christopher Biggins..

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 08:21 pm (UTC)
BSG Starbuck Frak! [brendanm720]

I'm still in shock from the Ukraine 'song'.

It MUST win!!!

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 08:27 pm (UTC)
meep

'I've got my tin-foil hat on...'!!!


As long as Scooch don't win - how embarrassing are they? Can I just point out that the IoM is not part of the United Kingdom...

My daughter has a bet on with her friend which means she eats Charlotte's poo if Scooch win - she was so sure of herself!

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC)
Boromir shiny

She is safe.

So, so safe.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
Nooooooooo!

Scooch is far, far worse than I remembered.

Now, is it bad enough to do well?

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 08:28 pm (UTC)
meep

Oh God - I hope not! And not just for my daughter's sake!

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
Yay

I think in Bulgaria we have the outright winner of corset-wars!

And you can just have the guy taken round the back to my tent.....

Also I like the song!

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 08:35 pm (UTC)
dawn - yes

It definitely grew on me.

So, um... if you happen to be splitting them up, any chance I can have the singer?

And there is something wrong in the world when Britain is exporting its Turkish dancers to Turkey....

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
Hmm

I could definitely appreciate that she was a smart bit of talent! But it would be selfish of me to want to keep both of them, so you can have her with my best wishes!

As for Turkey - this is what we thought of them in the semis - Turkey: the waiter from a greasy kebab restaurant does karaoke in front of scantily-clad harem girls wearing gold breasplates (who look as if they come from Essex) For some unknown reason he sang the last verse waving a pair of knickers above his head.
That was before we realised that they possibly ARE from Essex....

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 08:42 pm (UTC)
DW Not Amused (DW 2x02)

I swear I've seen Moldova in a Doctor Who ep somewhere before...

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 08:43 pm (UTC)
What did I miss

Ah - this is the girl of whose costume I commented - I think it stayed in place by being stitched there with her pubic hair.


I hardly noticed the song....

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC)
Wes Insanity

*blink* Oh yes, she is singing as well.

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
Newcastle

The referee is Sam Allardyce! I thought he'd just signed for Newcastle!

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 08:50 pm (UTC)

That is scarily close.

And nice icon!

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
Newcastle

Talesofspike made it for me.

S2C is embarrassed about being a Geordie at present - BBC North East keep on about how proud they are that one of Skootch comes from there....

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
Booster Stylish [wildecate]

Overall, I should be voting for Belarus, Slovania, Greece, Sweden, France, Ukraine and Bulgaria.

Purely on entertainment value for some of them.

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 08:59 pm (UTC)
Snoopy dancing - JudeBennet

Finland, Georgia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, and France for me!

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC)
Head-desky [lurker32]

*holds head in hands*

I tried to vote.

(Lines were too busy, alas)

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
Bother

It may be the first time that going early has been an advantage - unless you could remember the running order - it was about halfway through voting time before the number for the Bulgarians came up - I managed to get through on that one - which probably doesn't bode too well for them - or for the Finns or Georgia come to think of it...

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 09:16 pm (UTC)

Unleash the (highly biased) voting!!!

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)
Grandma infinitemonkeys

Terry is always convinced that all voting is regional - I suppose people do like similar music to their neighbours anyway - but how Regional was Finland voting for Serbia?

Last year he said it was obvious that Croatia would vote for Serbia as they were neigbours...

Terry wonders why there are no Western European countries near the top? But surely he heard Skootch, and the Spaniards, the Germans, the Belgians etc....!

And then the Belgians voted for the kebab waiter...I note that shut TW up briefly!

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC)
Bwah-ha-ha-ha!

How funny was that pause before Cyphrus gave their 12 points, and everyone in the hall yelled "Greece"?

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 09:51 pm (UTC)
Wileys non sequitor penguin moonchylde

I guess they don't let people on the Turkish end vote!

Also how odd are Malta? 12 for the UK!

Didn't see Terry complaining about voting for the neighbours when the Irish broke the UK duck eh?

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 12th, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC)
solar system

OMG - not only did we get points, it was the big 12 points!

Posted by: Ruuger (ruuger)
Posted at: May 14th, 2007 12:58 pm (UTC)
Tampere

you just don't get two men walking across the snow in furcoats, underpants and an accordian before throwing themselves into a hot spring.

Hi! *Waves*

I ended up here from a random link on my f-list and just had to drop by to defend the Finnish honour and to correct you - and Terry Wogan - that it wasn't a hot spring, it was a frozen lake ;)

And the girl in a pink dress is a popular stand-up comedian whose character is pretty much the Finnish Ali G.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: May 14th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
Bwah-ha-ha-ha!

Ahhhh... thanks for the info on Pinkie. I kinda suspected something like that - she was too over-the-top if you know what I mean. No-one could be that annoying and on tv that much without faking it.

Policitians excluded, naturally. *grin*

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