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I must say that tonight I really enjoyed Twitter for the first time properly - I felt I was participating in a Europe-wide party of appreciation (or something) for the show, granted with a geographical spread of, er, from the Netherlands to Ireland, but still broader than I would have got by other means.

Azerbaijan: "drip drop": she can't really sing, massive swell of backing music to disguise this + gropy dancer. #eurovision

#spain: "algo pequeñito" love the choreography, tho a bit isolated on big stage. Not so sure about the song, grim accelerando. #eurovision

#norway: "your heart is mine" lovely song and presentation, but as so often the poor chap just can't sing. #eurovision

#moldova: I loved this! Great make-up + costumes, and boppy! Until the guy with the saxophone started. Still, best so far. #eurovision

#cyprus / #wales: valiant effort, let down by tuneless backing singers. Will get 12 from #Greece anyway. #eurovision

#bosnia surprisingly evangelical christian in tone. Brave but unsuccessful attempts at harmony towards end. And key change. Ow. #eurovision

#belgium: "me + my guitar" can't vote for it as a belg myself. But I think this is brilliant. #eurovision

#serbia: sorry, this is just awful. No redeeming features at all. #eurovision
So it actually *is* by goran bregovic, but loses by not being sung by him. Awful. #eurovision #serbia

#belarus "butterflies" lead inaudible, backup vocalist has comedy mustache. Otherwise unremarkable except costume punchline. #eurovision

#ireland nice haunty tin whistle even if vocalist (and song) not so special. Odd grammar. #eurovision

#greece Very odd and threatening choreography with happy bouncy Balkan music. Will get 12 from Cyprus, not much elsewhere. #eurovision
RT @clanwilliam: RT @RFLong: "Opa" = Greek for "My Lovely Horse" #eurovision

#uk "anything is possible to do" - apart from winning this evening, methinks. #eurovision
#uk not a bad song (for once!) but as so often let down by all vocalists - lead *and* backing singers - being out of tune. #eurovision

#georgia very *red*. Lovely song and singer but stage show is very *busy* and male dancers rather sinister. #eurovision

#turkey too stroboscopic. Bring on the robot! #eurovision
#turkey on second thoughts, turn the robot off. #eurovision

#albania can actually sing, which puts them ahead of the pack. Sadly song is not much good. #eurovision

#iceland #eurovision stirring nonsense. Actually a rather good melange of styles. Many Viking women wearing red. Probably gets my vote.
RT @kevmcveigh: Oh Iceland, wrong Bjork. #eurovision

#ukraine very brave. Again, good singer but song is nonsense. #eurovision

#france sounds like a football chant which of course it is. Good fun without actually being, y'know, good. #eurovision

#romania singers both playing keyboards, courageous. Means we lose physical chemistry, shame as otherwise promising. #eurovision
#romania sadly let down by costume design at end. #eurovision

#russia fake snow which would impress anyone except the Norwegians. #eurovision
#russia was he looking at his next lines? No, at her photos. Will he really burn them? I think not. #eurovision

#armenia as with Georgia, nice singer and song but stage show too busy. And patriotism not really suitable for #eurovision .

#germany What accent is she trying to sing with? Otherwise rather fun, sexy, unpretentious. #eurovision
RT @mickfealty: That poor German girl looks like she needs the toilet. #eurovision

#portugal oh, this is rather lovely. I think my loyalty has shifted from iceland. They can sing and I can't understand it. #eurovision

#israel sadly utterly lost it on the high notes. It you can't sing 'em, don't put 'em in the song. #eurovision

#denmark awww, rather sweet and ABBA-like! Totally what a #eurovision winner should be! Complete with key-change and wind-machine!

#spain why are we getting this again??? It isn't any better. #eurovision

have now cast my vote for #iceland #eurovision


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 29th, 2010 09:34 pm (UTC)
It has actually been a lot of fun.
May. 29th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
We got a repeat of Spain due to a "pitch invasion" - the first time, they were joined on stage by someone completely not connected to the act.

(I only know this because I used the Telenet digibox rewind feature... yeah, I am that sad...)

Crazy(and I didn't vote, either; am also going to bed before the results are announced)Soph
May. 29th, 2010 09:59 pm (UTC)
There are times where twitter is real fun, like now, else I don't get it. As for the Norwegian song - at least now his pronunciation is better. In the Norwegian final he most definitly song "My hard is yours", which a lot of people made fun of, and you may see some t-shirts with that slogan :)
May. 29th, 2010 09:59 pm (UTC)
As I wrote elsewhere, the German lass seems to have attended the very same Mockney Academy as Bjork. Still reckon she'll win, not that I actually watched the darned thing.

[pause to go check BBC1]

Ah, looks like I may be be right. Pity I'm not a betting man.
May. 29th, 2010 10:34 pm (UTC)
I think she had a mixed Aussie/German accent, though at one stage I think she had some Irish in her too.

(Or maybe that was just her expression.)
May. 30th, 2010 08:13 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure she was trying to be Lily Allen. Unsuccessfully, of course - the accent was all over the place, but also she's way cuter than Lily Allen. Mrs Liberaliser remarks that she's actually just way too cute for both the song and the choreography.

I feel the urge to sit her down for a quiet chat about the pronunciation of "can't".
May. 30th, 2010 09:58 am (UTC)
Yes, the Lily Allen too. I can't think why I forgot to mention that - but it was like Dick Van Dyke's attempt at Cockney, except she was bringing her underlying accent to an Estuary Lunnun English. We were trying to work out what her underlying accent(s) were.

(Slightly mischievously, the program before was three excerpts from Later, one of which was Lily Allen herself, and one of whom was Lancs songbird Little Boots.)
May. 29th, 2010 10:37 pm (UTC)
if anything were ever made for each other it's eurovision and twitter.:)
May. 29th, 2010 10:38 pm (UTC)
Yes it was awesome being on Twitter :) Next year @ your place! ;)
May. 29th, 2010 10:51 pm (UTC)
hmm where my comment go? If anything were ever made for each other it has to Eurovision and Twitter.:)
May. 30th, 2010 03:02 pm (UTC)
The twitter interaction was really fun last night, was sorry tho as it distracted from actually watching the acts.
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