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Well, madness has been achieved...

The Eurovision Entries are in alphabetical order by country. I've made it to "I"

As in Ireland, who came in dead last in the finals last year. They weren't happy about it.

They're still not happy about it.

For your consideration, Irelande Douze Pointe by Dustin the Turkey:


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Apr. 11th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
I just fixed the broken embed so you can view it in all its glory.
Apr. 11th, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
Apr. 11th, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
What WAS that?
Apr. 12th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC)
Dustin the Turkey, a popular children's TV presenter (puppet, obviously) in Ireland.
Apr. 11th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC)
For THIS my family claims to be Irish?!?!?
I'll be in the barn. XD
Apr. 11th, 2008 05:37 am (UTC)
You know, after seeing the Latvian entry for this year and some of the entries from last year, I think the Irish have a point.

This isn't much worse than some of the serious entries.
Apr. 11th, 2008 06:06 am (UTC)
I liked last year. There were a lot of good numbers.

This year? It's better than probably anybody but the Turks. The rest is pre-fab dance divas, power ballads trying to be Molitva and bland crap.
Apr. 11th, 2008 06:24 am (UTC)
I'm thinking specifically of the Swiss entry "Vampires are Real" and that horrible Euro-dance number with the transvestite in the silver tin-foil spaceman suit.

I'll have to check out that Turkish number.
Apr. 11th, 2008 06:30 am (UTC)
Last year there were some really great and interesting numbers, enough to outnumber the crap. Bulgaria kicked ass, and the Danish drag queen was fierce. England, campy as their number was, was great; cherylmmorgan commented that, for a change, they didn't deserve to come in last.

"Vampires are Alive" was possibly the worst thing last year, even worse than that Irish abortion of a traditional folk ballad about the Prague Spring. Somewhere along the way I tracked down the whole album. It only gets worse.

I loved Verka Serduchka, though. She's my hero ;)

Edited at 2008-04-11 06:31 am (UTC)
Apr. 11th, 2008 06:38 am (UTC)
We'll have to disagree on Verka Serduchka.

Best thing last year was the opening by Lordi and the out-of -competition song by Apocalyptica.

I did like last year's winner, even though she doesn't sing my kind of music. I liked that her effort was about the music and not about the glitz and stage production. I also thought that blues number was a nice change from the Euro-dance stuff. Other than that, it's been a while since I've seen the rest of the entries.

I think Lordi should be the Finnish representative every year, although this year's Finnish metal band, Teräsbetoni, is also quite interesting. I'm looking forward to hearing more of their work. I hope they decide to start singing some of their songs in English, but perhaps I should be careful what I wish for. Maybe I'd be better off not knowing what the lyrics say.

Perhaps that would have helped with D.J. Bobo. Those lyrics were painfully lame and cliché.
Apr. 11th, 2008 06:48 am (UTC)
I hope they decide to start singing some of their songs in English...

Forever you shall hope.

I started reading up on Teräsbetoni shortly after finding a cover of one of their songs by the Finn singing squirrel novelty act "Pikku Orava."

They're totally dedicated to the ideal of the Scandinavian pagan metal brotherhood. Their press says they've sworn to only ever record and perform in Finn, much to the consternation of their agent and their A&R man, both who think they could sell like hotcakes outside Finland if they changed their mind.

I'm not sure that translation would help, though. The other thing I hear is that their lyrics are often incomprehensible. Their name translates in English to "Reinforced Concrete."
Apr. 11th, 2008 06:01 am (UTC)
*points to icon*
Apr. 11th, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
(((blink.blink))) @.@ I suddenly want to wear sequins and bake a turkey.
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