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Eurovision wrap-up

Well, I was surprised by Germany's win. A decent enough song, but of course we native anglophones will have been much more annoyed by Lena's marvellous travelling accent than most voters were. Not at all surprised that Britain came last - neither the lead vocalist nor the backing singers actually sang in tune, and even in Eurovision that can make a crucial difference. Turkey came second by the cunning strategy of entering actual musicians. If they hadn't used horrible strobe lighting, and had omitted the female robot doing a striptease (I am not joking), they might have done even better. Altogether an event that showed Europe at its most, well, something; checking facebook I saw a Spanish friend posting increasingly jubilant entries from a beer garden in Berlin. She was in the right place this evening!
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May. 29th, 2010 10:48 pm (UTC)
I'm just glad as hell Belgium managed to get in the top ten. Six isn't that bad.
May. 29th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
I'm jubilant that the UK came last: the threat of a Stock, Aitken and Waterman revival to pile on top of the ambient eighties angst has been narrowly averted!
May. 30th, 2010 10:01 am (UTC)
Oh dear god, yes.
May. 29th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC)
I liked Germany's entry enough that it was my favorite and I voted for it, even though the stage version was just middle-of-the-road. The song still stood up for me.

Of course, I've now heard the song half-a-dozen times, so we were coming to it from different places. I watched the videos, some multiple times, then the semi-finals. Listening multiple times can really change a song - both for better and for worse. Most people, I assume, were encountering all of these tonight for the first time.

Edited at 2010-05-29 11:12 pm (UTC)
May. 30th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC)
My (hypothetical) money was on Germany, funnily enough.
May. 30th, 2010 10:36 am (UTC)
We didn't watch last night but I've found it on youtube. According to Pádraig it's possible that they were all give slightly different songs to sing.
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