Last night’s Eurovision presented the climax of what has been slowly building over the past few years as the Baltic and Slavic blocs voted for themselves and Britain’s inability to realise that the Bucks Fizz era is well and truly over.
Ukraine aside which had the right level of camp and bizarre to cross the east-west divide, I was very confused by the top 3 on musical merit alone. Baby-dyke was all very sweet, but left me cold (nice to see the Charlie’s Angel’s behind to offset her).
The winner for me should have been Turkey’s effort which gave one of the few combinations of some totty (albeit over tanned) and a song that I would actually listen to in the future.
If Britain wants to even think about getting in the top 10 in the future, we are going to have to up our game and leave the ghost of Brotherhood of Man behind us. Whilst it might be harder to change foreign policy, we surely can submit a contemporary pop song into the competition? The radio across eastern europe happily play western european pop when backed by record companies – so the east/west divide cannot be the only excuse.
MP3: Marija Šerifovic – Molitva (Serbia) (expired)
MP3: Verka Serduchka – Dancing Lasha Tumbai (Ukraine) (expired)
MP3: Serebro – Song #1 (Russia) (expired)
MP3: Kenan Dogulu – Shake It Up, Shekerim (Turkey) (expired)