This year’s Eurovision was a complete bust. While overall I think the songs and presentations were more creative and entertaining, the winning song performed by Serbian artist Marija Šerifovic was just, well, blah, in my opinion, quite an ordinary ballad (you can listen for yourself if you want). I miss the excitement of last year’s Lordi win. I guess they all can’t be so crazy.
My favorite song was the Irish entry performed by the band Dervish, who were at the bottom of the barrel in the betting pools. It was a traditional Irish song, which, as far as I’m concerned, you just can’t go wrong with in any situation. I also enjoyed the Georgian entry entitled Visionary Dream, performed by Sopho. It was unique and had a bit of a Garbage-like air about it. Also of note, for the sheer absurdity of it all, was the Ukranian entry. It was pure entertainment. Hubby liked the Romanian (multi-language), Hungarian (blues), and German (Sinatraesque) songs.