There’s quite a bit of positive buzz surrounding the British entry this year. Just the fact that it’s the first UK contestant in years the Beeb hasn’t dragged out of a retirement home might have something to do with it. People (read Eurovision fans) seem genuinely surprised by UK’s rather contemporary song and fresh performer. Knowing we’re talking about the same country that gave us The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Smiths, etc., etc., that’s just sad. But let’s not digress into the usual ramblings.
When will the UK ever learn to respect Eurovision as the dead serious, international acclaimed competition it is? Not this year, that’s for sure. Ladies, divas and gents, we bring you the one and only Bonnie Tyler:
Dear God. If we promise to not crucify Jesus this year, could you please hand that Eurovisional green card to someone else than UK?
Ok, so we get it. UK is ahead of trends. Our population is aging. And Azerbaijan doesn’t have much to offer to those young, hot boys this year anyways as the gay crowd tends to boycott those who boycott them (and bless them for that). Better to keep those eye candies at home then and show the Azers just how stuck in history they really are. Continue reading
On a day like this it’s kinda hard to keep focus on Eurovision related stuff, as we have just spent the last five hours on the couch watching the Cycling World Championship. Only to see that annoying little twat Cav snatch the victory in front of the lot, again! But we have to admit it was deserved today, what a team effort from the Brits. And as it turns out, the peeps from the UK knows how to combine the best of two worlds, bicycling in Eurovision! Watch and rejoice:
Summer moved on, and our Eurovision timeout is over. We’re back with power:
The Big 5 had their first rehearsals today and more or less everybody is raving on about how well Blue did. We on the other hand only have one question, for the love of God, what are those mug shots in the background doing there?
Ever wondered about which color hubris would have? We figure that must be Blue.
So, you thought we forgot about the men this year? Oh no, not us. We have been following them for quite some time now. And even though there’s no equal to our long lost love, Marcin Mrozínski (is there ever?), there’s a couple of highlights in the goodiebag this year as well. Here are the votes of the GEE jury:
1 point go to Azerbaijan’s Eldar Chris Martin Qasimov
Barely made the list, but as cute as he is, we’re kinda glad he did. We enjoy his style and he does have the most Chris Martinest of voices. And after all we do love Chris Martin. So guess there’s your point, Eldar.
Holy, holy, holy Christ, sweet mother of God and DJEEZ, please tell us this didn’t just happen:
Dear God and BBC. WHEN will UK ever bring us a song that’s worth even just a LITTLE attention? And WHO decided to bring back Boyz to Men slash Seal and then place them sky high in THE CITY? And WHAT are all those things they keep doing? We proudly present Blue:
Last night BBC announced that the boyband Blue will represent UK in Düsseldorf with the song “I can”. We are trying to figure out whether it can be considered an admission of failure that the power to choose the entry has been taken out of the hands of the Brits. Are the British voters to blame for the last years miserable failures or should BBC blame themselves for failing to mould a successful format for the national selection process, only to put the voters between a rock and a hard place forcing them to select rubbish songs year after year? Continue reading