Croatian crash landing

Oh darn, we were in such a good mood after giving the ballad from Bosnia and Herzegovina raving reviews the other day. At the same time it made us a bit anxious. Does this mean that we are actually starting to like Balkan ballads? That clearly is not good for our image, what will our readers think if we go all soft and mushy on them? Leave the ballads to the old folks!

We felt an acute need to put this new tendency of ours to the test by placing another of the many Balkan ballads in semi-final 2 under serious scrutiny. However, after a couple of runtroughs of Croatia’s entry “Nebo”, by Nina Badrić, Continue reading

It's a shokka! Norway is out!

Thank you and good night Europe, it’s been a blast while it lasted!

Oh, well, it didn’t go Stella’s way tonight. We are so disappointed and a little bit shocked we must say, but there’s a lot of countries with crappy entries out there with a lot of good neighbors and the early draw and the sound problems in the beginning of the show didn’t exactly do us any favors. Regardless, we are so proud of Stella and her backing crew, they all did a great job and we couldn’t have asked for more!

 

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Astronomy lessons from Croatia

After hearing this song we have to stop for a moment and wonder if we ever at any point in our lives wanted to shine like a comet. Are we missing something essential here? When lyrics can sound so utterly ridiculous to us it almost hurts , we can only imagine how painful it most be for native English speakers. It must be so hard not to laugh in all the wrong places, but then again, most native speakers haven’t even bothered to learn a second language so we guess in the end the joke’s on us.

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