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UK Eurovision vote

To my surprise, there was only one song among the six possible UK Eurovision entrants which I found utterly unmemorable and uninteresting. Most of those would be quite respectable entries!

Liz McClarnon: Lovely lady, terrible dress. But she can sing, and it's a happy, perky song. Fairly generic Eurovision sound, but it would do.
Brian Harvey: Forgettable.
Cyndi: Love the "Red is the Rose" elements, she can sing, it's elegant. It warms my heart to think a French singer might represent the UK. Much as I wouldn't mind owning the album, I'm not convinced it would be a competitive Eurovision entry.
Big Brovaz: Love the masquerade/hip-hop look with corsets, veils, and glitter. Love the sound: opera-rock crossed with hip-hop. And they can sing. I have no idea what the song was about, but does it matter? Visually, this is easily the hit of the bunch.
Scooch: Fun! Perky! Funny! Unnecessarily seductive! Very get-the-vote antics, not atypical for Eurovsion entries, with the flag, lots of mentions of other European cities. (Admission: this is the one now stuck in my head.)
Hawkins & Brown: I want a coat like his. She's gorgeous. Good look, good voices, good vibes, fine song, but it might do better for a non-Eurovision audience.

Results out in another hour-or-so, along with a live Lordi performance.

The UK is the last country to vote for its entry. Via billyabbott, I've seen videos of some of the other entries. The Swiss perky vampire song is hilarious. It would actually be a good song in its own right if it only had different lyrics. Denmark's Drama Queen seemed very generic at the time, but was then stuck in my head for a few days. Several opera-rock entries this year, of which I approve.

Update: Five of the entries were within one percent of each other on votes. The top two were Cyndi and Scooch. I was rather surprised at Big Brovaz elimination. Scooch won, but not until after an embarassing slip on the part of the hosts saying that Cyndi had. Either would have been good, but I suspect Scooch has a better chance of winning. It's a catchy song, strong Eurovision sales pitch, lots of wink-wink-nudge-nudge moments.



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Mar. 17th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
Oh dear lord, they're all awful... Well, the clips you linked to are, I've no idea about the UKs candidates. Which were the opera-rock ones?

(But then that's just my opinion, which is so often at odds with pop music in general and the EuroVision in particular that I can't actually remember the last time I listened to the radio... )
Mar. 17th, 2007 10:32 pm (UTC)
I approve of opera-rock on principle. I haven't seen full videos, but there was at least one in the montage of clips the BBC showed during the voting program.
Mar. 19th, 2007 11:45 am (UTC)
Mar. 18th, 2007 12:15 am (UTC)
Slovenia has rock opera! (I'm listening in reverse alphabetical order so I'm not very far along.)
Mar. 18th, 2007 01:34 am (UTC)
The winning entry, courtesy of the BBC.

I think the Bulgarian entry is actually rather good. I wanted to listen to it more than once, anyway.

Swiss Europop vampires? That really is just not right. Still, I have to give them some credit for using girls in fishnets and tight clothing to distract me from the song, a tactic which must have worked because I can't remember a single note of it.

I have bookmarked the 'Drama Queen' video so that, should the need arise, I can introduce it into certain LJ comment threads.
Mar. 18th, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC)
By George, the Scooch song is atrocious. The Bulgarian one's okay, but it suffers from warbling-woman-over-techno-track-itis, and someone did a big drum thing last year.

I checked out the Romanian entry because Tornero was far and away the best non-Lordi song around last year, but unfortunately this year's isn't a patch on it, though I like the idea.
Mar. 18th, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
Tornero was fabulous. You mention it, and it's in my head again. And oh, could that man sing.
Mar. 18th, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC)
using girls in fishnets and tight clothing to distract me from the song And strobe lights to distract from the appearance of the guys actually singing - or was that just choppy compression?

I wonder if Swiss goths actually like chirpy 80s flashdance or if they're all giggling maniacally at this.
Mar. 18th, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
I'd like to think they're in denial.
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