May 09 2009
This year shall be interesting without Terry Wogan, i think Graham Norton will be a good enough replacement, no it won’t be the same, but it’ll be more entertaining than having some random nobody commentating.
Anyway, having finally got around to quickly listening to the entries (nice to see they’ve finally allowed official videos on youtube this year), these are my extremely brief thoughts…
Montenegro – Not bad, quite like it.
Czech Republic – No.
Belgium – Hmm, no, dodgy Elvis.
Belarus – Still no.
Sweden – Average, could advertise for British Airways i suppose.
Armenia – Lifeless.
Andorra – Boring.
Switzerland – Average, but 2nd best so far i suppose.
Turkey – Another year, another standard Turkey song.
Israel – Average.
Bulgaria – Ok, who gave the drunk bard at the local LARP session a microphone? Song’s pretty naff, but i must admit the girl on stilts is kinda erotic, lol.
Iceland – Slightly above average, but not amazing.
FYR Macedonia – Macedonian Meatloaf? Song’s not too bad, but not great. Fire on stage is always good.
Romania – Like it. Probably joint favourite with Montenegro so far. Costume changes during song = win!
Finland – Ok, someone listened to me about fire, lol. Yes, pretty good!
Portugal – No.
Malta – No.
Bosnia & Herzegovina – No. Looks like some sort of trippy communist promotional video.
Croatia – Boring.
Ireland – Not bad, but something about the lead singer’s voice doesn’t quite fit with the song imo. =/ (and those tights are hideous)
Latvia – Well if it were the end of the world and everyone was on drugs i’m sure it’d be a fine song.
Serbia – Songs not very good, but +1 point for the hair, lol.
Poland – Average.
Norway – Average. Can’t believe this is the favourite. =/ No doubt Graham Norton is going to have a field day with it, lol.
Cyprus – Pretty bad.
Slovakia – Sounded like some people died in the audience during the song. I don’t blame them.
Denmark – Above average.
Slovenia – Sounded like some Final Fantasy boss music, not bad.
Hungary – Video is a bit dodgy, average song.
Azerbaijan – Pretty good song, better than Turkey’s anyway.
Greece – Average.
Lithuania – Average.
Moldova – Heh, fun little song i suppose.
Albania – Not bad.
Ukraine – No.
Estonia – Boring.
Netherlands – lol, not bad, they do look like they’ve just dressed up some people from a British pub though.
Germany – Ok if you’re into that kind of thing i guess.
United Kingdom – Boring.
France – Impressively boring. Well done France, you’ve just caused mass suicides across Europe.
Russia – Emo much? We’ve got enough of those idiots in the UK, go away.
Spain – Not bad.
Right well, my favourites are: Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, Azerbaijan, and my top favourite being Finland.
There’s no comedy songs this year.
Early indications seem to suggest Norway is going to win by a landslide, with Turkey and Azerbaijan fighting for 2nd…
a) I bloody well hope Norway don’t win.
b) Azerbaijan’s song is far far better than Turkey’s, Turkey cannot finish above Azerbaijan!