23 May 2005

Eurovision: And the loser is...

Helena PaparizouOnce again this year’s Eurovision song contest was utterly appalling. Whatever your music taste there was almost nothing here to like. I enjoyed the shallow but poppy Danish offering, and could tolerate the songs from Switzerland and Latvia, but needless to say none of those songs won.

Instead it was the favourites, Greece, who romped home with the truly frightful “My Number One” sung by a Helena Paparizou, a sort of Hellenic Jennifer Lopez with even less talent. And just check out these lyrics:

You're my lover
You're the most impressive person I discovered

You're delicious
So capricious
If I find out you don’t want me I'll be vicious

You're addiction
my conviction
You're my passion, my relief, my crucifixion

Now the stupid thing about Eurovision is that it doesn’t matter how good or bad the music is, because in the popular vote every country just votes for the other countries that are popular in their country. You could take away the music entirely and just cut to the voting and the result would be unchanged. It is, in a word, a farce. And rather like war, there are no winners, only losers. In this case the losers are music and the viewing public.

[Photo source Delegation, taken from the Eurovision website]
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Vorbis said...

Clive, just to let you know that you won the first SSW caption contest. I've added a link to your blog at the top of my front page.

I made you a blog button. It's only a quick bog-standard one, I did try to use the font from your banner, but it didn't come out right when it was shrunk down. Feel free to gank it for your site.

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