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Pirates! Pirates! I do love the pirates because, well, I like ridiculous novelty acts involving costumes. And they're just so earnest about it. Plus, it's about freedom. Or wolves. Or plundering. Either way, Riga 2009 has a nice ring to it.

I liked the Croatian song about the stilettos. Two years ago, yeah? That one was great, especially with the guys in native (?) costumes dancing around behind her. I love it when there are dancers in native costumes swirling around the bizarre pop songs.

Bulgaria is also in a tradition I like- it was one of my early favorites- in that it's three terrible songs that have somehow combined into one terrible song. (Poland last year was also in this category.) Also, it's totally nonsensical and awesomely Eastern European. Hurray, Bulgaria!

Posted by Abby | May 9, 2008 11:10 AM

pirates is brilliance. croati, okay. "cockring" HAHAHAHAHAHA!

okay, bulgaria is complete stupid trash, especially that horrible guitar break. lame. it will probably win. do you think they'll shoot real guns at the comp?

Posted by terry miller | May 9, 2008 11:23 AM

What do you mean, Bulgaria is lame and terrible? It's fan-tas-tic! I'm prepared to fight over this, you know. Bring it on! What's the Bulgarian flag? I'm painting one for my ESC party.

Posted by Griet | May 9, 2008 11:26 AM

75 cents ... because the old rapping man is 75 years old... easy like that

Posted by frederic | May 10, 2008 1:35 PM

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