Montenegro is treating us to a disco stomper about space travel this year. And even though we must admit that we would have preferred a Balkan ballad, we approve.
If only French Eurovision entries could be as entertaining as their politics nowadays.
The French were really on to something last year, with Amir being the most delightful, genuine and talented artist representing the once so great Eurovision nation in years. Arguably, the only thing that kept us from ending up in Paris instead of Kyiv this year was the French’s usual habit of messing up their staging.
Time to decide what really matters in this year’s competition: Who is the hottest bloke?
The jury has had a difficult time, as usual. The careful selection process involved a lot of vodka, fighting over basic female rights and rather serious investigations into whether or not the candidates have been to Crimea. We decided to listen to Latvia and draw the line somewhere, so we agreed candidates young enough to be the parents of our grandchildren were not allowed. But we welcome Bulgaria, Australia and Ireland to try again when their artists are out of high school.
As you may NOT have noticed on this blog, Portugal is one of our favorite countries. Apart from their entirely incomprehensible, unpronouncable language and most disturbing love for the so called art of fado, that country has so much to offer. Continue reading
There are many things to say about Azerbaijan. Here are a few of them:
You know when you run into something that is too good to be true; it probably means it isn’t true? Yep, that’s Belgium summed up for you this year.
Yodeling probably has a special place in someone’s heart. But definitely not in ours:
Does the term “quit while you are ahead” mean anything to Valentina Monetta? We’d go with a “no” on this one.
We have a feeling Ukraine is not very keen on winning again for the second year running. We can’t think of any other plausible explanation for letting O.Torvald defend the title on home turf.
Ever since Ukraine’s debut they’ve been a perennial contender, ending up in the top 10 most years, and not just because of bloc voting and an eager diaspora strategically scattered across Europe. Killer tunes, excellent performers and a knack for staging their entries have served them well.
What to do when you are not allowed to grab pussies anymore? You head for the moment: