25 May 2008, Comments Off on Eurovision 2008

Eurovision 2008

Author: Helen

The Festival of European zaniness is over for another year.

The winner – Russia, exemplifying the Eurovision template of a contorted singer flanked by formation dancers and/or acrobats. Instead of acrobats, this guy had an ice skater twirling around him in a Jon Heder-inspired frenzy- and he (the singer) was in his socks.

We were waiting for his feet to be cut off, but it didn’t happen.

Here’s my pick – Bosnia-Herzegovina. (For Battle! agrees.) Although it was a hard choice between B-H and Finland. I love it that there is always a Death Metal band from one of the Nordic countries dressed like Warhammer figurines. This year they had exploding fireballs! All they needed was the tiny Stonehenge. Oh, and pirates!

Oh, why didn’t they win? why?

Comments (0)

  • Bill Chapman says:

    Would it not be fairer if every country’s song were sung in Esperanto?

    Esperanto works! I learned it in my late teens, and I’ve used it in speech and writing in a dozen countries over recent years. As a planned auxiliary language, it is easier to learn and use than national tongues.

  • kate says:

    I didn’t watch it all this year. Something about having a little bugger waking you at 4am that destroys the Eurovision mojo and makes one retire early.

    But I was allocated B-H to barrack for by the friend hosting a Eurovision party, and I think she chose well for me. Lord knows I like the all singing, all dancing, all knitting brides. Perhaps she was just hinting that the Bloke and me should make it official with a frilly dress type ceremony…

  • Helen says:

    Sorry to hear of your little bugger’s sleeping habits Kate. It does get better!

    (Unlike the musical standard of Eurovision- but we wouldn’t have it any other way!)

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