Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Eurovision Checklist

1. Boybands


The Spanish boys of D'NASH have all promised to be my boyfriends.
OMG! LOL.



2. Drag


"DQ" from Denmark. Any guesses on what the initials stand for?


3. Pyrotechnics


Ooooh, sparkly!


Ooooh, lame!


4. Divas


Work. That. Windmachine, Finland!


5. Strange Themes


Malta reprises a touring company production of "Miss Saigon".


Oh, how embarassment! As does Portugal...


While the UK present a 3 minute hommage to budget air travel.


6. Big Hair


One of the lost tribes of Switzerland, rediscovered!


7. 'Hard Rock' Acts That Aren't


Iceland gets all 'cock rock'.


8. National Costumes


Greece wearing the traditional mini-toga.


9. 'Emo' Ballads In Fractured English


Lithuania, represent!


10. Persons Of Indeterminate Gender


The Serbian singer person.


It looks like we're all set!

19 comments:

nash said...

Great post TOA... I don't think I have a choice - I just have to root for D'NASH!

The Other Andrew said...

Yeah, I'd root them too. Oh, wait...

nash said...

Ha!

Lara said...

Absolute gold! Where do you get this stuff?

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks! All the pics are from the dress rehearsals, and from the Eurovision website I linked to in the last entry. I've spent waaaaay too much time trawling through them today! (I'm hungover - it's therapy)

Destructomeg said...

I have to say I think I'm voting for Switzerland/DJ Bobo
http://www.eurovision.tv/content/view/457/281/
you can find the clip on youtube. It's... well words fail me!!

Hurrah for Eurovision

The Other Andrew said...

Hurrah! For Eurovision! Hurrah, I say!

(I can't watch any sort of clips at work - I think The Big Christian Charity thinks they are the work of The Devil and blocks them.)

Michael said...

The only place I've heard or read about this Eurovision thing is right here at good 'ol The Other Andrew. It certainly ignites something in you, dear boy. Hilarious post!

Mousicles said...

Can't wait for Eurovision. I thought I was excited but TOA, you are even more focussed. I haven't done any pre-research but I will be counting key changes and costume changes and factoring them into my scoring.

I'm sure there will be some in depth discussion on the results on monday.

Sunshine said...

This post had in me stitches. :D

Sunshine said...

LOL - had me in stitches ... and gave me dyslexia. LOL. :P

Kenyo said...

Wasn't a very busy day at the office, was it? Still testing trainees?

Edna Wilt said...

I love you for loving the ESC as much as I do....and thus I wish to share this link with you:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6634045.stm

Aaaaahhhhh......xx

Michael Guy said...

The show should be accompanied by heavy drinking. Such color! Such glamor! Such...how you say in your country...'gay!'

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks everyone! Yes I was hungover, so spent waaaaay too much time surfing the interweb yesterday. I now have 2 Eurovision parties to go to, one for the Semis on Saturday night and one for the Finals on Sunday. w00t! BRING IT ON!

Michael, Max is a Eurovision tragic as well, but it isn't shown in the US so it's even harder for him. Poor lamb.

q60sgirl said...

I remember the first time ABBA went to Eurovision...

q60sgirl said...

Ah for Michael... ABBA won the eurovision song contest in 1974 with Waterloo :)

The Other Andrew said...

Damn straight they did! In fact, the group I'm watching the Finals with on Sunday are primarily a group of ABBA fans.

Mousicles said...

I think you have to be an ABBA fan to like Eurovision since so many of the songs try to emulate the ABBA sound.

I suppose the theory is that it worked in 1974 then why not now...