Sunday, May 13, 2007

Exhibit A

Last night the German, Ch-ard and I watched the Eurovision Song Contest. Ch-ard and I love this event. No, not because of the music, but because it is often hilarious. Unfortunately, it also reinforces the stereotype that Europeans have terrible taste in music.

Exhibit A: Ukraine submitted this . . . um . . . "artist." The dude came in second!!! Ireland came in last and my Irish friends were a little embarrassed. Frankly, I think anyone who voted for Ukraine (or the UK for that matter) should be embarrassed.

This is my first attempt at posting a video clip. I hope it works! If not:

1. Go to "YouTube"
2. Search for "Ukraine Eurovision 2007"
3. Click on "Ukraine 2007 Verka Serdyuchka - Dancing"
4. Be amazed (or afraid)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHR491s3iSw


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I ain't ever seen nothing quite like that, and I hope I never do again!!! What was it???

Grandpa

Anonymous said...

Eurovision is like this huge underground thing here that is only now coming to light in the mainstream. I was in hysterics the whole time. This so kicks America Idol's arse!

You have to check out the bio from Velka's webpage!
-E

C N Heidelberg said...

I thought the Ukraine was hilarious. I am bad-tasted at heart, apparently...because I also liked France.

Haddock said...

Woah! that is scary! :)

redsimon said...

But you know that the guy from the Ukraine was a comedian, right? Anyway, the Eurovision Song Contest is just a circus show, not a real song contest. Thank god we have lots better music in Europe.

Dixie said...

I loved the Ukrainian entry this year. Campy and fun and knowing full well that this contest has changed drastically in the past ten years. You can put up anything in this contest and the winner will still be determined by political bloc voting. Why not put in an entry that's different and shocking and attention getting? I liked the French entry too for the same reason.

Mike B said...

I was really rooting for Ukraine. I thought Serbia's song was just a little too much treacle. The worst part of the whole competition was that the announcement of the results was far more entertaining than the singing. The Partnerin was shocked, however, at how the east-bloc voted en-bloc to shut out the west. It was even funnier to watch it on BBC, where the announcers where palpably shocked that the UK entry was almost totally shut out ... as if anyone else was surprised. But for Malta, who knows?

Mike B said...

You realise, of course, that we are perhaps the majority of the 16 Americans known to actually watch this thing ....

Anonymous said...

I'd like to pretend the Irish entry was a way a ensuring we don't suffer the expense of hosting the show next year....Alas.

Anonymous said...

Hey Claire, I definitely thought the Ukrainians should have won-we are destined for the semi-finals next year so we'll have to watch 2 nights of eurovision.....what a shame!! Can you believe we have won the eurovision more times than any other country? U'd never have guessed that from our performance on Sat night. Embarrased was an understatement-especially when Ch-ard wanted to know "does everyboy in Ireland dance like that"-my response-only when we are not doing the "shopping trolley" dance.
XX Eimear
PS when are you coming over?