joined:June 12, 2004
I doubt if anyone other than me on this forum is sad enough to enjoy this program, but just in case anybody bothered to take a look...
What a joke it has become, it is now a performance contest not a song contest. The poor old song writer is hardly mentioned.
None of the singers could hold a tune properly even poor old Englebert Humperdink, who just escaped coming last, had trouble with a key change during his song.
The camera work was appalling hand held jerky movements that interfered with the motion of the singer and dancers inducing an urge to vomit.
The political nature of the voting stage, which always used to be the most enjoyable part of the process, has made everything boringly predictable where the eastern european countries vote for each other as do the scandanavian countries and several other blocks (even though their songs are terrible).
I had a tenner on Englebert to win (purely out of patriotism) but after hearing all 26 of the acts I thought the stand out Eurovision style hit was the two Irish boys. They also came nowhere. The winner was Sweden where the usual scantily clad young lady sang in the predictable breathless fashion that most of the currently popular singers affect. Her movements suggested that she suffered from some convulsive disorder of the musculature. I though her song was one of the least appealing but she won. Could it perchance have anything to do with the fact that her song had been released and heavily promoted in several european countries well before the show? Surely not, that would be in effect cheating wouldn't it. If it is permissable perhaps next year the UK entry should be Sir Paul Macartney singing "Penny Lane" or "She loves you".