You take a piece of bread (made of chocolate), add some chocolate spread and springle with chocolate chips and top it of with whipped cream and chocolate sauce and you get a Eurovision 2010 artist sandwich.
I’ve never been a fan of the music in Eurovision (MGP) but MGP is more than just the music, it’s about the experience and having fun. (If you don’t try to have fun you might run away screaming.)
Yesterday i attended the MGP semi final 1 at Telenor arena here in Norway together with Gf and two other friends. We did not have the best seats in the arena, sitting all the way in the back. Lucky for us the arena had 2 big screens on each side, so everybody had a chance to see the action.
We started by getting the arena by buss and finding the rest of the way to the entrance. We went inside and tried to figure out where we could buy some beer and wine. We found the vendor but they only sold non-alcoholic beer and the wine costs 65 kr pr. glass. I took a Pepsi…..
The show started by the hostess welcoming people and giving some announcements like “don’t stand up during performances and don’t wave your flags around until the artist are done with the song” Apparently the arena is build so if you have to big flags and stand up, the cameras will catch the back of the audience and not the performer. As the warm up the singers from Wallmans sallons where performing different Eurovision songs and Abba.
The show started and the show started to transmit to the millions of viewers around the world, and the 3 hosts started doing their Norwegian/Frensh/English thing. The Semi final had 17 artists but only 10 will go on to the Final. Personally i think that Belgium did the best that evening with the performer Tom Dice. He was a simple sing/song writer and had the tune “Just me and my guitar” He had a wonderful voice but you might argue about if it was really John Mayer in a mask and with a name change. Belgium did had the biggest response when the song ended compared to any of the other countries.
And now the cheesy part. It’s no secret that many countries do what they can to stick out and be special, sometimes they have great succes (Remember Lordi from Finland?) and sometimes not that succesful (Remember Ukrainian entry from 2007? google it and you will) This semifinal most cheesy entry was in my opinion Russia. He was singing his heart out with a (drawn) picture of his girl in the hand and the wind machine blowing in his hair… Excuse me…. hehehehehehe.. funny.. But also we did see huge wings, Butterflies, Techno white dress, Violins, drums and very very VERY enthusiastic dancers.
Norway’s entry is bit to “creamy” as well and i don’t think they will make it to the top 10 in the final. The danish entry is on my opinion crap as well. But they will have to defend themselves at the Eurovision Semifinal 2 tomorrow thursday. Let’s start be seeing if they make it to the final.
I lost a lot for the Eurovision contest back where Denmark won the 1 place with Olson Brothers “Fly on the wings of love” When they got voted to the final in the Danish competition they sang the song on Danish, and the title was also “smukt som et stjerneskud”. But when they arrived to give their entry in the Eurovision, the entire thing was suddenly translated to English. Don’t really care that they won, for it was not the same song as we voted for in Denmark. I have the biggest respect for the countries who perform in their own language compared to singing in English (unless you of cause are from Ireland, England and so on)
Well, I’m wrapped in cheese and chocolate now, so i might as well watch the Semi Final 2 on TV, and on Saturday we are having a party where we drink some beers and watch the final. Attached here are some pictures from the Semi final Yesterday. Have fun.
Bubbles bubbles bubbles
Gf and friend watching the show
The Arena close up with decorations
Me having bought a soda….
The show from afar
My WTF face
, Eurovision 2010