My first Eurovision experience was two years ago. I watched last year with Kris but didn't get a chance to blog about it. Unfortunately, I only thought about live blogging starting with Sweden.
Sweden - Good opera singing. Bad normal singing. She needs more makeup and less self-tanner. She reminds me of the blue singer from Fifth Element except she's orange.
Croatia - Not very dramatic costume changes.
Portugal - Happy happy joy joy! Love the rainbow stage set but the song is missing something.
Iceland - Gorgeous girl. Beautiful voice. I kinda like the song. But that dress. My God. That dress.
Greece - Oh. My, God! Those moves!! FAAABULOUSNESS. Most fabulous so far.
Armenia - I like that it sounds very cultural. What IS a Nor Par? I think it must be those hats they are wearing.
Russia - Homecourt advantage. Daddy is a billionaire eh? Too distracted watching the special affects on the screen behind her to pay much attention to the song. This isn't going to win this year.
Azerbaijan - Right away some major contortioning going on. Pretty girl, cheesy song, cliche lyrics, repetitive chorus. Yes this has good potential. "Always in my mind". check. "Always in my heart." check. "Always in my dreams." Check. "I want to hold you next to me." Check. "All the time." Check. Yes, those are the exact lyrics.
Bosnia & Herzegovina - Graham Norton "This song should go down well in developing countries".
Moldova - Woah short dress with purple knee high boots. Classy. Energetic dancing although I wish she wouldn't jump up so high, I worry for that skirt. The hora from Moldova. You don't say.
Malta - Zzzzzzzzzzz.......... Ooh wait she just did the Beyonce "oh no you di'n't" head shake. Zzzzzzzz....
Estonia - This sounds awfully famliar. She's very pretty and looks like she's about to rock the violin as well. Oh there she goes. I must say I kinda like this one.
Denmark - I think he's trying really hard to sound American. Craig says he's actually trying to sound Irish like the guy who wrote the song (Ronin Keating, from Boyzone). Those guitar boys in the back just walked across the stage and gave each other a high five! Oooh long hair guitar boy is loving life right now. Pyrotechnics finale of course. I wish he wouldn't take the straddle position with such tight jeans on.
Germany - Dita Von Teese! Oh but before that, let's check out sequin leggings man. Bling blinging with a thick chain necklace as well. AND tap dances! Miss Von Teese! How small is her waist???? Ugh otherwise, what a waste of a song. I agree with Graham, that was pants.
Turkey - Wannabe Shakira. She needs more lessons.
Albania - Ok so she's 17 but does she really need to be in a tutu? I suppose those guys in the back are supposed to remind us of cirque du soleil, but they just look like creepy mimes.
Norway - Bookie favorites. If the singer is the guy on the violin, those are some awesome facial expressions. Yes it is the singer. He is so rocking the violin, already broke a bit of the bow. He rocks his bow almost as much as he rocks his face. It's a very "cute" song.
Quick interjection - How catty is Graham Norton? me-ow!
Ukraine - Now, they were my faves two years ago. Oooh this is very very camp. Men dressed as shirtless trojans. Women dress like Marie Antoinette on stilts. You are sexy BOM!
Romania - "The Balkan girls they like to party like nobody." Ahhh Romania going for heterosexual appeal. "My hips are ready to glow". Brilliant. What is up with the girl in blue banished to the back corner? She must be ugly.
United Kingdom - Andrew Lloyd Weber's darling. He's actually on the piano on stage. Not exactly Dita von Teese. Oops elbow in the face! That violinist is so blackballed forever.
Finland - OH YESSSS when did Eminem move to Finland?!?! Wow this is pretty painful. Fire jugglers notwithsranding, that was rilly rilly bad.
Spain - She looks like she's wearing an ice skating outfit. And she's doing some ice dancing moves. And that's all I can say about the last song of the evening. Oh I spoke too soon! They just did a shit disappearing/re-appearing magic trick.
Oh my god. Astronauts have nothing better to do than call into Eurovision?
Wow, the interval entertainment is super elaborate. You'd think this was the opening ceremonies to the olympics.
UK loves Turkey the best? Srsly?? Jiggly Shakira? I can't even remember how the song goes.
Ah so it's all over. Well done UK for less shit than you been for years. My favorites were Iceland and Estonia (I might actually try and find the Iceland song to buy, haha!!).
But the Eurovision 2009 winners is... Norway!!
Proving once a gain why bookies make money.