What planet are you on, UK?

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.

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A man without our love

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

Retro Sunday: Interval Act 1963

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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G497j87L9gY&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLE4F76C88655D7FA0

Blueberry Studmuffins

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.

Goodies coming up Hotlist 2011

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.

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Out of the 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