>Eurovision 2008 The Final: I Have No Idea

>The recap is playing right now, and I seriously have no idea who could win.

Some observations:

  • Thank god, there was little of Boris & Natasha, unfortunately we were burdened with this blonde woman in “the” Belgrade’s city centre who quite honestly added nothing to it, except to my lingering suspicion that Serbian schools are failing in teaching English grammar.
  • I kind of like Sebastien’s “up yours” presentation; that said, those camera shots were woeful. What exactly was he drinking, or was he inhaling helium?
  • I’m tempted to think Kristina & Bane had a kilo before they appeared in the green room. They were that manic. If you were watching Wogan, I would love to hear what he thought.
  • No Angels were not as horrible as the previews suggested, but they looked like drag queens.
  • For someone whose native language is English, Isis Gee had atrocious pronunciation, ergo, Kalomira gets the honour of being the “unofficial” US entry.
  • Kalomira was actually more polished than in the semi.
  • Georgia was good but cloying as hell. (WE GET THE POINT, hippies!)
  • Andy did well.
  • If I really had to put it down to battle for top 3: Ukraine, Greece, and Iceland, with Russia, Portugal, Bosnia, and Turkey as dark horses. (In other words, any of those 7 could win this.)
  • As I type, Jovana just hyped the website by saying “I hope people are writing nice things about us.” Oh, if she only knew.
  • marija lang has morphed from shy into Lea DeLaria.
  • Goran Bregovic is about the only decent interval this week.
  • Everytime they cut to Ani Lorak in the green room, she seems to want to say “GIVE ME THE DAMN TROPHY ALREADY!”
  • I bet we have a winner on countback this year.
  • I miss Beatriz, Uribarri isn’t bitchy.
  • I don’t think RTS’s presentation of Eurovision has done Serbian tourism any favours, but they haven’t been hurt badly either.

And now onto the voting.

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2 comments

  1. Anonymous · May 25, 2008

    >i think “the” belgrade city center mistake is due to the fact that serbo-croatian doesn’t use definite or indefinite articles. so, for someone who grew up speaking serbo-croatian, it’s very hard to know when to use “the” or “a” or nothing at all. years ago, i looked at a grammar book geared toward native speakers of serbo-croatian and the rules about when to use what articles went on for pages and pages. plus, each rule has exceptions and then exceptions to the exceptions.

  2. Anonymous · May 25, 2008

    >i think “the” belgrade city center mistake is due to the fact that serbo-croatian doesn’t use definite or indefinite articles. so, for someone who grew up speaking serbo-croatian, it’s very hard to know when to use “the” or “a” or nothing at all. years ago, i looked at a grammar book geared toward native speakers of serbo-croatian and the rules about when to use what articles went on for pages and pages. plus, each rule has exceptions and then exceptions to the exceptions.

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