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Finland isn't as super-serious as it seems; again, I advise you to check out the promo video, which is absolutely intentionally ridiculous. I have a feeling that when it comes to the performance in Belgrade, it'll be much more fun.

There's a Ukrainian girl in my office and we've discussed Eurovision. Apparently Dima is one of her favorite pop stars and seriously massive back there. She was really excited to see that he'd be going. So he's going to do well. Not that Russia doesn't these days, but it's doubly assured. (Also, she thought Verka was weird.)

Romania's best song last year got disqualified for reasons I'm still not entirely sure of, but it was a classic involving Dracula being compared to Biggie and Tupac.

Last year's Greece was also really, really gay. My British friends attempted to co-opt him, apparently he spent some time in London and his backup dancers were British? I guess that's what they have, considering what the UK sends...this year's Greek entry sounds like a Greek entry. All slightly awful, all with some vague Greek elements, always very sparkly. It's nice to see some traditions, I suppose.

Posted by Abby | May 1, 2008 9:36 AM

now i'm gonna have "Shake It" in my head all day but i've change the words to "forever....GAY-eeay-eeay-eeay...."

wish those girls had stripped him like he stripped them!

thanks griet for all the posts. this has been such a hilarious treat! can't wait to see what comes next!

so far i got greece with 8
armenia with 10 and a toss up between azebijian and ireland for 12.

greece, you'll have to work a little harder than those kevin federline dance moves for my gay vote!

Posted by terry miller | May 1, 2008 10:17 AM

@Abby: "everybody in the country, come along and move your body. To the rythm of Romania, my homey Dracula, from Transylvania". I loved that song! Shame it was disqualified...
And Greece last year: Sarbel. His promo video was flaunting his supposed heterosexuality so badly, it was hilarious.

You're right though, the Finnish promo video is quite funny.

@Terry: Oh come on! they take off their shirts! You're hard to please... ;-)

Posted by Griet | May 1, 2008 10:39 AM

It would have been awesome, I still go back and watch it regularly. Notorious like Biggie, dangerous like Tupac...utterly classic. Where else but Eurovision do you find something like that?

The performance of Sarbel or whatever his name was from last year was awesome. I think he was shaking his chest as much as the girls were. If not more.

Perhaps the Finnish lyrics are funny? Or at least about hobbits or something. I don't know any Finnish, I can't say.

Posted by Abby | May 1, 2008 12:03 PM

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