Adventures In Eurovision

The Eurovision Song Contest can be a confusing and frightening thing for those of us in the United States, one of the only countries in the world where it is not broadcast and it is unknown to most of the population.  For a long time I thought it was something invented for a Monty Python sketch.  I don't know what possessed me to devote eight hours of my weekend to watching Eurovision this year, but a good time was had by all.  Who won?  Who cares! Here's who should have won- Zdob&Zdub from Moldova.  But only for the hats. And the unicycle.

My actual favorite was Nina from Serbia.  No, friends of a certain age,  she is not to be confused with Nena who sang 99 Luftballoons. Seriously, though, this is a record I'd actually buy.

Of course we had Jedward representing Ireland, the land of my forefathers,  with a song called Lipstick. What can I say?  They were very... energetic.

And last but not least, I am always on the lookout for cute boys, and the winner in that category  was Eric Saade, who represented Sweden with  a song called Popular.  No, fellow show queens, not the song from Wicked. We should be so lucky.  Third place, would you believe it?

Eric was cute enough to inspire me to do a Google search on him.  I came across this music video from last year that is one of the most unintentionally funny things I've seen in some time. Love the cheerful ending.

And finally I leave you with the greatest Eurovision song of all time.  No,  not Jack In The Box by Clodagh Rodgers, although that would be awesome.


Anonymous said…
I have to say that Eric video for Masquerade is truly
fabulous , Erik as a stable boy , Eric as a Super fop
Eric in chains and the lyrics ' i wanna chance to feel you , the boy behind the mask ' lord have mercy !

' i'm so vulnerable , i need you to confess your love '

I did enjoy eurovision , i particularly love graham nortons commentary , I think he thought that erik was a nice boy who had fallen in with some bad boys , loved the bit where he smashed out of the glass closet .

I would love to see eric duet with Jedward .

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