As you may know if you've read this blog for more than one year, I have a
guilty pleasure regarding the Eurovision Song Contest. I love it. I have all the songs since it first started in 1956. One of the main reasons I bought my iPod was to be able to have all my Eurovision songs together with all my other songs in one place.
Last week this year's cd arrived. On first hearing some of the numbers my heart sank. They all sounded the same. Not an original thought between them. Boring boring boring. And then I listened properly and found there were definitely some blergh numbers, but there were some really good and some very catchy numbers in there as well! I have now listened to them all and I have several favourites: Armenia, the Czech Republic, Italy. My two biggest favourites however are France with a very thoughtful number and Israel which has a silly but extremely catchy number.
Of course me having favourites doesn't mean a thing. The contest is a live contest and people can mess it up big time! Case in point the number above, which was the British entry from a few years back. It sounds fine on the cd. Not winner material, but fine enough. And then they took to the stage and absolutely butchered it. Needless to say it ended last with 0 points!