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Eurovision - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
I have a variable-sword. I urge calm.
Apologies to those of my Friends who have had birthdays lately and not had any greetings from me (I know that includes borrowedwings, and probably other long-standing Friends, but I simply haven't had a chance to look). I'm now working 6 nights on, 5 off, 4 on, 5 off, and I've just come off 6 on and it is crushing. Normal service, and writing, will be resumed tomorrow.

Tonight is Eurovision. A night for mocking the crap - and, alas, true to normal form, they don't come any crapper than the British entry. Was it actually an advert for the Halifax? I see Nul Points looming, well-deservedly. Even Ireland's bloody turkey, which was stuffed in the semis, wasn't quite as bad as the UK.

ETA: Israel's entry makes me feel a little better about the UK's. The backing music isn't too bad but the singer is - I don't have words condemnatory enough. Terry Wogan said 'the best entry from Israel in a very long time', but IMO that's rather like saying 'the best ice hockey team that Namibia has produced in a long time'.

And I want the job of the bloke who was lying down and hanging onto the legs of the Armenian lass to stop her falling over at the beginning of her number. Best job EVAH.

Anyone want to bet against Poland getting 12 points from the UK, despite the utter tedium of the song? It's being sung by a mermaid. The bronze one in Copenhagen harbour has more charisma.

DENMARK! WTF? I would have called it a superb Eurovision song - if this was still 1971.

I know the Georgian singer is blind but I think that her decision, in a spirit of solidarity, to employ a blind costume designer was a mistake.

Azerbaijan: looks like a Robbie Williams concert with an infinite budget, sounds like a Bond theme performed by Iron Maiden.

I hope Spain becomes the first country in history ever to get a negative score. There is bad, dire, dreadful, positively vile, and then there is the Spanish 2008 Eurovision entry. A whole new language will have to be written to contain words strong enough to condemn it. I'd rather listen to the chomping noise of a hyena gnawing on my femur than hear it again.

Of course all the best discussion of Eurovision is over on maddeinin's journal.

WTF? WTF? The UK gave the 12 points to Greece? I don't even remember the Greek song, and it's not as if there are hundreds of thousands of Greek migrant workers in the UK. Is totally baffled.

Result! The UK finished joint last, which is pretty much where it deserved to finish. Only the Spanish entry was worse - but then the Spanish entry was also worse than the Black Death, cholera, and the Amazonian fish that swims up the urethras of unwary swimmers and then expands spined gill-covers to lock it in place. Shame the tedious Russian dirge, featuring Plushenko skating on a frozen pizza dish, won - but they'd probably have shut off the gas supply to Western Europe if they hadn't won.

Current Location: Serbia
Current Music: Eurovision

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shapinglight From: shapinglight Date: May 24th, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
So far it's great, isn't it?

I want Finland to win.
shapinglight From: shapinglight Date: May 24th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've changed my mind. I want Latvia to win.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 24th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
As long as the UK's dire entry is humiliated I'll be happy.
curiouswombat From: curiouswombat Date: May 24th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I want to be able to bed the Finnish lead-singer whilst the Latvians go and prance around on stage...

What? I've always had a thing about heavy metal,,,
shapinglight From: shapinglight Date: May 24th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll take the bloke with the bald head.
curiouswombat From: curiouswombat Date: May 24th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's a deal...
bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: May 24th, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
>>And I want the job of the bloke who was lying down and hanging onto the legs of the Armenian lass to stop her falling over at the beginning of her number.

I wanted him to accidently pull her over.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 24th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
They'd have had to pry her legs from my cold dead hands.
booster17 From: booster17 Date: May 24th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I tried voting for Spain.

What? It entertained me!

.....unfortunately, it was busy every time I tried.
ldyavalon From: ldyavalon Date: May 24th, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank God for that. I live in Spain and want the singer to get negative points, or if not I'll be listening to the f**cking Chiki-chiki all summer.
zanthinegirl From: zanthinegirl Date: May 24th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
my lack of ability to mock watch eurovison is making me somewhat bitter. It sounds like fun; or at any rate entertaining!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 24th, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's a glorious tradition that you, thanks to Lafayette and the French Navy giving vital support to Washington, are unable to share.
gillo From: gillo Date: May 24th, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wogan sounded extremely bitter by the end. Can't say I blame him that much. Except at least the UK entrant was fittingly rewarded.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 24th, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wogan didn't recognise Plushenko, for a start, and therefore didn't realise where half the Russian votes came from (the rest, of course, came from the twin threats of an awful lot of tanks on various borders and of shutting off the gas pipelines). Mainly, however, it failed to occur to him that countries failing to vote for the UK were displaying good taste rather than being motivated by hatred of perfidious Albion. I'm surprised that it got any votes at all, frankly, because it was not only horrible but instantly forgettable too.
borrowedwings From: borrowedwings Date: May 25th, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the shout-out! I feel special. :)
myxale From: myxale Date: May 26th, 2008 08:20 am (UTC) (Link)
This show was for the major part a Joke! Most of them (singers/countries)didn't take it serious enough or at all!
I mean, some of the performances were like a Circus fair!
Can I say Pirates anyone!

And don't get me started on Bosnia. Holy Molly! They were hanging underwear all over the place!

And whats up with Spain! I would've thought, that a country with such cool stuff like Flamenco and usual fiery music would come up with something better.

Or France; Can I say WTF! A caveman with a buggy!

The fins trying to pull a Lordi! (Black) metal and Eurovision...yeah way not to go!

Turkey and Serbia and a few others deserve a solid kudos for singing in their own language! Serbia sung a tune in the classical folklore style! And the turks had some nice rocking going on.

What's with the English fetish these days. Everyone is trying to mainstream.

I was an OK show, this year with lots of "meh" moments.
I don't know who I would want to win, but it was not Greece (even though she's a foxy bunny) nor Russia!

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