It’s Eurovision Time!

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Posted by wendy | Posted in expat life | Posted on 13-05-2011

One thing about marrying a foreign guy is that you get introduced to wonderful events like the Eurovision.

For you none-Euros, Eurovision Song Contest is like American Idol except the contestants came for each European country and they sing original songs. Each country gets to vote on others to see what the best song of the year is. Like battle of the bands, Euro style.

I love how each country put their heart and soul into the songs. I think the best thing out of all this is to listen to the commentary making fun of the other countries’ songs.

Anyway! Ireland sent out Jedward this year. My first exposure to Jedward was I saw their picture on some ad for fast food company. I had no idea who they were and why they were so popular. I guess I am just not in their demographics.

Then last month, I saw them on RTE pitching their song for Eurovision. Good lord, they are energetic. They are constantly talking and fidgeting. Just looking at them makes me tired. But I must admit, they put out a good song. It’s catchy. But they still make me want to smack them when they talk.

Behold, Jedward.

I was totally going like go Ireland, until I saw this entry from Denmark.

Good show Denmark, you guys knocked it out of the park this year.

Though you will face tough competition from Italy. After 13 years or absence, Italy has come back and is ready kick some ass and take names. This guy is awesome!

These are my top 3 this year. I know I am going to be glued to the TV on Saturday cheering on one of these guys.

Some fun facts about Eurovision:

  1. The song Volare was a Eurovision entry. I like Dean Martin‘s version better though.
  2. Abba won the contest with Waterloo. My my!
  3. Celine Dion sang in the contest. Don’t really think she has improved much since then.