Monday, March 24, 2008

Ton Ten To Watch: Eurovision '08 - Part I

5 days in a week, so that's 2 per day. It's Monday, so we're starting now! I actually ended up watching ALL the original preview movies last night, so I have a very good understanding of what we're in for. Filling in the bottom slots of my countodown was sort of challenging. Why not include the crazy guys from Azerbaijan dressed as an angel and devil singing in crazy voices that include some piercing high notes, or the Estonian comedy act? Well! That, my friends, is because there were actually some ballads that didn't suck.

As much as most ballads, heh.

While the Swiss ballad was sung by a guy with a nice voice, the lyrics left a lot to be desired, namely SUBSTANCE. The message that the world is a bad place so we need to escape back into childlike ignorance and bliss is pretty faulty if you ask me. Instead...

10. SERBIA - Jelena Tomašević feat. Bora Dugic - Oro

Serbia won last year, which is why the event is being held in Belgrade! This year, they entered a very pretty ethnic ballad, which is way better than some unaffecting "save the world" ballad or "oh my love come back to me" ballad. Also, I may just be a sucker for part that goes, "Nuna ney, nuna nuna nuna nuna nuna ney."

9. IRELAND - Dustin the Turkey - Irelande Douze Pointe

This is one of those you have to watch just because of the sheer insanity. It's basically a gag song wherein the turkey puppet (visible there with the bright purple...beak?) and his female accomplice sing out to all the nations to put whatever beef they may have against Ireland aside, and that they want their 12 points (the highest you can award). You will laugh, but then you'll be like, ok, where's the real entry? That said, massive applause for not putting out a crappy love ballad or a girl with no clothes singing a "come 'n get it" europop thing.

Keep in mind that you can view all these videos on the official media lounge page! For my 8 and 7 you can wait until tomorrow!!

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