Eurovision 2011: Germany – Lena & “Taken By a Stranger”

It is not uncommon for the winning country to rest on their laurels in their hosting year, presenting a so-so song, as back-to-back wins happen rarely.  So it’s not like we were expecting a corker from Germany. First, they announced almost immediately that Lena would be representing them again, I suppose trying to ride on … Continue reading

Eurovision 2011: Twinapalooza! – Jedward (Ireland) & TWiiNs (Slovakia)

Well, looks like some countries took notes of the UK’s massive missed opportunity in 2009 when they decided against blond twins for their entry (all due respect to Jade). Why? Because twins = ULTIMATE EUROVISION GIMMICK. Not one, but TWO countries are sending twin acts to Eurovision. One should be familiar to you: Jedward. That’s … Continue reading

Eurovision 2011: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark

Let’s check in with Scandanavia, shall we? Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, often but not always favorites of mine, have all selected their finalist within the last few weeks. One or two of them may have a winner, while other may have trouble getting past the semi-finals. Take a look; have a listen: First up … Continue reading

Eurovision 2011: UK debuts Blue number “I Can”

My first Eurovision post of the year, horrifically late! I started off Tumbling in a separate space, but then got distracted by other topics during the early Spring Eurovision lull. Things are really kicking off with most countries announcing/debuting their songs in the last two weeks, so it’s time for Mavenity to enter it’s Eurovision … Continue reading

Songs that should have won Eurovision – 2007 to 2010

Last Eurovision post of the year, I promise. Kind of. You know what’s frustrating? Seeing songs win Eurovision that essentially use clever cheating tactics. Russia’s 2008 winning song was co-written/produced by an American. So was Germany’s 2010 winner, Satellite. Serious props to my country and its pop-chops, but isn’t the point of Eurovision to highlight … Continue reading

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