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Old May 15 2011, 06:29 PM   #87
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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2011 (Düsseldorf, Germany)

It was a desperate dull evening as most of the countries now take it very seriously, so you just get slick corporate euro-pop - not something I'd tune in for. We all voted for Moldova as they provided the best comedy value. I certainly think us brits are getting increasingly out of step from the rest of europe as we want cheese, stupid costumes and general weirdness rather than people trying to actually win - where the people singing about being pirates of the sea or doing a cheerful song about Genghis Khan?

I missed Jan Delay's performance on Saturday and just watched it on YouTube and frankly, I'm a bit surprised by the lukewarm reception here. He played "Oh, Johnny" from his last album Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Soul first and I think it's a powerful song, probably the best from an album whose sound doesn't really appeal to me.
Powerful? It was awful, it was like a german version of Jay Kay.

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