14.5.11

BOOM BOOM

Songs called Boom Boom, Da Da Dam,
Ding Dong, Haba Haba, two sets of
twins and an Israeli transsexual.
You couldn't make it up!

Oh yes, it's Eurovision time!

Our boys Blue (below top right) are amongst
others up against Ireland's lunatic twins
Jedward, who, I must admit, actually
surprised me with their confidence
and stage presence in the semi's.

Israel's fabulous Dana International, (below bottom
right) who took the title home in 1998 didn't
sadly make the final. And less said about
the Finnish entry the better.

He's got the honor of singing first in
tonight's final but I bet he's going to
end up at the very bottom!

Weirdly there was another set of twins as well,
Slovakia's
TWiiNS, but they didn't
get enough points in the
second semi final.


My favourites are the extremely catchy
"Boom Boom" from Armenia (which
didn't make it) and Denmark's
"New
Tomorrow" (above below left)
which is still in the running.


Lat years winner Germany's Lena is holding
onto her title with both hands hoping to
become the first artist to
triumph back-to-back.


Blue's song "I Can" is easily the best of a
surprisingly bad bunch so let's hope the
lads don't score
nul points but bring
the competition back to our
shores once again.

EDIT 15.5.2011: Azerbaijan (who's singer is
married to a Brit and lives in London!)
won the title, UK's Blue came 11th and
Ireland's Jedward 8th.

Funniest comment of the evening was
by the ever brilliant UK commentator
Graham Norton as usual. When the winner
was announced he worryingly asked:
"Are there any nice hotels in Azerbaijan?"
as of course he has to go there next year!

Blue were super in the final although I
did worry the bulging vein in Lee's neck
would finally pop when he went
into the full Bee Gee's mode!


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