Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Eurovision

15 comments:

Michael said...

Ok....I'll bite. What's Eurovision? Those of us across the briny are sometimes clueless heh

Anonymous said...

So Morrissey wants to sing in Helsinki, huh? Nice move!...
I wish some better singers would participate and sing in their own languages...

Anonymous said...

Eurovision is the closest thing to heaven most of us mortals shall ever experience. Look it up on Wikipedia. A year ago the U.S. network NBC signed a deal to broadcast an American version of the song contest, but that idea appears now to be in limbo.

The best preliminary competition has to be Sweden, with its Melodifestivalen. Last year's show was pure genius with BWO and Magnus Carlsson keeping the gays front and center!

Minge, I don't get the Morrissey idea, but perhaps it will grow on me. He should duet with Lulu, Claire Grogan, or Pete Burns. Those are just my first thoughts on this matter.

Minge said...

Eurovision is a song contest in which most members of the European Broadcasting Union send a singer or act to represent their own country. Other members then vote and a winner is declared. It's very camp and very outrageous. But often naff. But that's a part of its charm.

I also wish more members would sing in their own languages, however, it is nice that they have the choice. An act from Belgium called Urban Trad even made their own language up a few years ago!

I'm more disappointed than you'll ever know that BWO didn't make it for Sweden.

I hope Morrissey is only a part of the Making Your Mind Up programme. I don't want a coronation. I'd like to see Jordan try again.

;)

Conortje said...

Yeahhhh it's time to start looking forward to gay christmas!

Minge said...

May can be such a gay month. What will you put on your tree?

Old Cheeser said...

It's funny cos in some ways I don't think Morrissey fits in with the whole Eurovision thing. He's hardly a camp, shiney, smiley pop star is he? More like the antithesis. But if he did a duet with Sandi Shaw it would be good ...

Old Cheeser said...

It's funny cos in some ways I don't think Morrissey fits in with the whole Eurovision thing. He's hardly a camp, shiney, smiley pop star is he? More like the antithesis. But if he did a duet with Sandi Shaw it would be good ...

Conor said...

The tree could be decorated with Bucks Fizz baubles and anything from one of Dana International's costumes - it'd be quite fabulous!

Minge said...

I think Morrissey will try disco.

Dana's feathers!

Old Cheeser said...

All kinds of everything, remind me of ... Salford?

matty said...

Would it not be really cool if he appeared wtih Kate Bush and they did a duet!?!?!

That would rock my world from here! I'd be able to feel the coolness from across the waters!

Minge said...

Yes, hopefully, something like The sensual world. What do you think?

Old Cheeser said...

It could work! Again though Kate Bush isn't really Eurovision fodder. Sorry to be a spoilsport, just not sure of what the punters would make of her.

Minge said...

How about Morrissey and Kylie? They could do a really OTT disco stomper with the most miserable lyrics anyone's ever heard. What do you think?