Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Eurovision Semi-Final Part 1: Quelle surprise (not)

Hey I'm getting quite good at this prediction thingy....

Only got a couple wrong and not too surprised:

1) Montenegro had a poor draw - we would liked to have seen that dancer again :O
2) Switzerland's vocals let them down.

Glad for Finland though - still a long way from the greatness of the recorded version, but they did enough I suppose....and glad for Iceland - she was very good tonight. Portugal was sweet and charming, whilst BiH only gave me minor goosebumps rather than major ones: methinks they were holding back tonight and going for the big one on Saturday.

Relief as Sweden got through...my mum still thinks "La Voix" is in with a good chance, but I'm still not sure. It's OK, but maybe I'm still a little bitter, as my repeated rants of "It should have been Hope and Glory" throughout the three minutes of "La Voix" might just have given my feelings away :)

My "they only have to turn up and they'll qualify" award goes yet again to the reigning champions - Turkey and Armenia, with Romania also firmly in that category. I've got my toilet breaks timed for Saturday...!

So we have to put ourselves through it all again on Thursday night, preferably with the volume down when those shouty, shouty, SHOUTY!!!! presenters are on, (worst presenters ever) and their interminable, embarrassing results act. BTW, did anyone else get the urge to shout "just push the f*****g button why don't you???" tonight? Thought so.

2 comments:

Rachel said...

Yes,I did have that urge.Actually those 2 made me laugh quite a lot,although it probably wasn't for the reasons they'd have liked.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who doesn't get the appeal of Armenia and Turkey.Was it last year Turkey sent that rock band?I thought that might have been a turning point for them,but obviously not.Back to the same old Elena Paparizou clones.

I was pleasantly surprised with La Voix actually,it really didn't sound great in rehearsals,and I still think the backing singers are a bit overpowering,but all in all it wasn't so bad.

Right,will stop hijacking your blog now and go and write on my own :)

EuropeCrazy said...

Thanks for reminding me of the Turkish band from last year, I quite liked their song and if I remember rightly, I found their singer rather appealing too :))))

Totally agree with you about La Voix - I was prepared for the worst after the rehearsals, but it went well enough although she did disappear at one point into the white background.

And don't worry, you can hijack as much as you want - you're very welcome! Actually you're probably doing more posting on my blog than I am at the moment hehe :) things will get better after this week, I promise!