You may have heard about Eurovision Song Contest...or maybe not. This is a song contest for several European countries where the competition is just as much about the costumes, dancing techniques and looks as it is about the song itself. Sometimes it is just about shocking people. Watch Lordi below and you will understand what I mean.
In younger years I remember sitting in front of the TV with a simple tape recorder, recording every song while the family were talking in the background. We didn't have a lot to be proud of as we never won and was on the bottom of the result list several times and even got 0 points four times. The Swedes however had all the good songs. Remember ABBA with "Waterloo" in 1974?
Time for a little medley for those of you that are curious...
First of all. This is my childhood heroes. Jan Teigen and Anita Skorgan was competing in several Eurovision shows, but never won. I don't know why. Both had (and have) beautiful voices and really good songs. Here is one called "Friendly". PS: This is not from a Eurovision show, but too good to leave out....
Here are the winners from 1979: This is Milk and Honey with the song "Hallelujah". Sorry about the quality. This is old stuff...
Here is Irish Johnny Logan who won in 1980 with "What's Another Year". He is world famous in Norway for his music and also won in 1987 and 1992.
This is British Bucks Fizz with "Making Your Mind Up" who won in 1982.
Check the way they pull off the skirts....Very smart.
Norwegian Bobbysocks won in 1985, but I can't stand the song. Sorry. Check it out on YouTube if you are too curious.
Denmark won in 2000. This is The Olsen Brother's with "Fly On The Wings Of Love".
The next one is just for pure shock treatment.
This is Lordi from Finland. They won in 2007 with "Hard Rock Hallelujah".
If you have problems with nightmares, don't look at this one....
Here is one for the girls. This is Russian Dima Bilan with "Believe" who was the winner in 2008.
...and the winner of 2009!!! Norwegian Alexander Rybak with "Fairytale".
I guess this is another one for the (younger) girls and the cougars...haha
Only time will tell who win this year. The show is on in Oslo on 29th of May....