Saturday, May 24, 2008

It's the Eurovision final!

Across Europe and the world an estimated 100 million people will be getting together with their friends tonight for a night of music and light entertainment. 25 countries are taking part in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest and the running order is as follows:

Romania
UK
Albania
Germany
Armenia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Israel
Finland
Croatia
Poland
Iceland
Turkey
Portugal
Latvia
Sweden
Denmark
Georgia
Ukraine
France
Azerbaijan
Greece
Spain
Serbia
Russia
Norway

It's hard to decide who my favourites are this year (well, apart from Greece). I love the Swedish entry, as well as the Russian one, and Portugal and Armenia are pretty good too. Choices, choices!

Ireland sent Dustin the Turkey who failed to impress at the semis, so the country who's won Eurovision more times than anyone else, won't be competing at this year's final and a good thing it is too - I hated that song (I'm using the word loosely).

The UK is participating with a singer who can sing and a song that is passable at worst. A huge improvement over the last few years by anyone's standards.

As for France, they're singing in English for maybe the first time ever. Amazing or what?!

If you're a Eurovision enthusiast (don't be afraid to admit it, guys), the Eurovision blog, a blog "100% dedicated to Eurovision" is the place to go for detailed reviews and predictions.

For the rest of you, enjoy your Saturdays/Sundays, whether you spend them at a Eurovision party or not.

May the best song win!

7 comments:

Shionge said...

Yes may the best song win and most importantly through Eurovison, it unites the world and people through MUSIC!! Cheers Tinsie :D

GMG said...

Not a fan (and not afraid to admit it...) ;)), I went to check the results and found out that the Greek singer (singing in English...) :-( was third. Sorry...

Tinsie said...

@ Shionge: Hear, hear :-)))))

@ GMG: Not at all. It was a great result for Greece and I thought Dima Bilan totally deserved to win. In fact I liked all of the songs that finished in the top 5, so I'm very pleased with the outcome of the evening :-)

Anonymous said...

"Best song win"...you know it doesn't work quite like that Tinsie!? I'm all for UK boycotting the whole sorry affair- completely soul destroying!!! sorry to be controversial :-/

Tinsie said...

Well, I hate to say it, but the UK boycotting the event would hardly be a loss in terms of the quality of the acts. Although he had a better song than is usual for the UK, Andy was rather boring on stage by Eurovision standards. Once you'd seen 3/4 of the others, you'd forgotten you'd ever seen him perform.

Maybe if he took part in the 70's he'd do better, but this year, he didn't stand a chance. Still, at least he wasn't laughable...

Betty C. said...

I'm not a Eurovision freak, but I love to read your posts about it!

Tinsie said...

Awww that's nice of you to say Betty :-)