Lena coming to Norway

Yay, Lena Meyer-Landrut is coming to Norway on the 29th of July. She will be performing at the popular Norwegian show for TV, Allsang på grensen. Meaning something like “borderline sing-a-long” this tremendously popular TV show is a ripoff of the Swedish TV show Allsång på Skansen, and it’s shot in a small town at the southernmost border between Norway and Sweden during the summer for a live audience. Various artists sing their songs and you’re invited to sing along. We’ve never been the hugest of fans of the show, but Lena will for sure make it more interesting. Continue reading

Defeated, but not forgotten

It turned out to be Germany’s turn this year and we say well deserved! Lena was one of our favorites from the beginning and we are confident the Germans will put on a massive show next year, we can hardly wait!

However, every year regardless of who takes home the victory, there will always be discussions around which country should have won. It might be the crazy disco act which finished second or the alluring ballad that keeps growing on you long after it finished seventh in the final. Do you remember who won in 1983? We can barely remember a lady in a pink dress wailing something in French, but the girl who came on third place sticks like glue to our brains!

Here’s our list with some of our favorite songs trough all times that didn’t win the contest but most certainly won our hearts!

1991 – France: Amina “C’est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison”
An excruciatingly exciting voting process ended with a tie break between Sweden and France. Amina came second with the smallest margin ever to spare to the winner, having received fewer ten points than the winner Carola. – But what an astonishing lady with a heavenly voice and an even sassier orange scarf than the one WigWam had. She owned the stage that night in Rome.

1983 – Sweden: Carola “Främling”
Ironically enough it was Carola who snatched the victory out of Amina’s henna painted hands in 1991, but a few years earlier Carola had to settle for third place. Carola’s career path is somewhat similar to Michael Jackson’s: 1983: talented and wonderful, 1991: on top of their careers, 2006: freak show! We find this deeply disturbing…. Continue reading

Aus der reihe…

Now, there’s a substantial difference between the Eurovision Schlager and the good ol’ Deutche Schlager. The single most important difference to us is that we love the first one and detest the latter. In our opinion any German Schlager could be used as torture during interrogations (we’ll give this piece of advice away for free to the CIA), and we cannot for the Love of God understand why we should be bothered with this crap while we sip our glüwein in some glamorous ski resort in the Alps. Continue reading