so, tonight is the first of a handful of televised song-contests for the swedish people to vote and select entries to enter a final contest from which we'll select this year's swedish entry into the eurovision song contest later this spring. i cannot wait. i ADORE the song contest. i love that we drag the process out for weeks and weeks and weeks. the longer the process, the more crazy outfits and songs to love, i say!
so, for you poor people not really into the eurovision song contest, i've put together a youtube collection with some previous entries from various european countries that i LOVE. some because they're cheesy-good, and some because they are amazingly bad and therefore lovable. eurovision songs can only be 3 minutes long, so it's easy to browse. :)
so, here you go!
GREECE, 2002! the password! the password!! oh, the outfits, oh, the choreography, oh, the accents.. fucking love it. how happy does that guy singing look? i'm getting jeff goldblum-vibes, hahaha. i'm such a nerd-lover.
belgian entry, 1980, telex!
france, 1991 - sadly beaten by SWEDEN, but i adore amina's voice when she does the "oh-waaah-o-waaah.." wailing.
celine dion, winning in 1988! i totally loved this performance back then - i've always loved the bombastic belters. check out celine's outfit, hehe!
turkey, 2003! i voted like crazy for this one because sertab looks like drusilla from buffy and i kept thinking i was watching a turkish vampire madonna. fun stuff!
germany 1982, i was 5 years old, and thought this was sooo pretty. i still get all smiley from it - she sounds so sincere. dude, they have a HARP. :)
johnny logan, ireland 1987! dude, i was 9, and loved patrick swayze and dirty dancing, and totally thought johnny logan looked like swayze, hehe, and loved this cheesy song. hehehehhehe. HEY I WAS NINE. hoooold me noooooow, don't cryyyyy! check him out when he starts crouching weirdly around the 2.25 mark!
alright. enough. to cleanse your palate, as well as mine, i leave you with something fabulous and not eurovision:
john legend performing show me in milan. sigh. ok, now i need to listen to jeff buckley. cin cin.