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I'm very excited. My Ukrainian co-worker has me convinced Russia will be the winner, though. (She's watching it through Russian television at a friend's, so that means that a Russian broadcast is available in the States...)

Posted by Abby | May 19, 2008 1:49 PM

I've heard that very same rumour. Dima Bilan's performance is horribly over the top (though he does rip his shirt open), the ballad is sugary horror, but he's a superstar in Russia and about a dozen other eastern European countries. So he stands a very good change (I hope not though, but then again, what do I have to say about it).
I mean, the guy brings an Olympic medallist with him to skate a few rounds on a mini ice rink! If Belgium ever thought of an ice rink, we'd have brought some the neighbour's kid who can do a halfdecent pirrouette. But not the Russians, oh no! Olympic gold or nothing at all! :-)

Posted by Griet | May 19, 2008 10:33 PM

I just checked the results of the first semis. So sorry about Belgium!!! And no Dustin the Turkey? What is this world coming to...

Posted by Sue T. | May 21, 2008 7:07 AM

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