I’ve been away this weekend in Bedford visiting friends for a Eurovision gathering. Eurovision was once an amusing event to watch as noone took it that seriously, and all songs were sung in the countries main language so translations via Teletext subtitles were often entertaining. Oh, and the UK actually had a chance of winning back then.
Now, it seems there are some countries that take it a bit too seriously (last nights entries from France and Spain were definatly exceptions to this!), most of the songs were sung in English (a way to others to understand it more, yes, but its just not as entertaining!) and political voting is something that is accepted by many people (especially Terry Wogan)
Here are some of my favourite entries…
Latvia – PIRATES!
They recieved many cheers from our crowd, mainly cause we love pirates (who doesn’t?). We decided that the only thing that would have beaten them would obviously be a ninja song.
Spain – Chiki Chiki
The dance moves in this song were pretty odd (Robocop anyone?) and there was one dancer who didn’t seem to know what she was doing.
France – Bearded Ladies
I’m not too sure why these ladies were beardy, but they were. Strange.
Anyway, I am back now in Bristol and will be writing much more things that you’re probably not so bothered about!