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Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Loreen - Euphoria
I cannot contain my love for this song any more. I admit it, I watch Eurovision. Actually, I don’t just watch it, I tweet non-stop about it on semi-final night and on the night of the final - every year for the last three years I’ve been on Twitter.
Twitter bought Eurovision alive (mostly because the UK never takes it seriously and it becomes an entire evening of ‘taking the piss’ - translation for anyone not English: criticising everything about the performances) and to anyone who thinks it’s because we’re a bunch of patriots - nope - I can guarantee Engelbert will get a kick in on Saturday from the British public as well.
I’ve watched the semi-finals, I have already narrowed down my favourites going into Saturday’s final and Loreen’s ‘Euphoria’, standard dance track or not, is a stand-out for me. Someone mentioned Kate Bush on crack. And?
Other favourites do actually include the UK’s Engelbert Humperdinck with ‘Love Will Set You Free’, Hungary’s Compact Disco ‘Sound of our Hearts’, Denmark’s Soluna Samay ‘Should’ve Known Better’, Ukraine’s Gaitana ‘Be My Guest’, Turkey’s Can Bonomo ‘Love Me Back’, Norway’s Tooji ‘Stay’, I also like the so far unheard song from Italy’s Nina Zilli ‘L’Amore E’Femmina (Out of Love)’ - the only songs I could envisage myself downloading, legally, which is quite the compliment and for the pure novelty, Russia’s Buranovskiye Babushki ‘Party for Everybody’ or, as they’ve been affectionately dubbed here, the ‘Russian Grannies’.
On a final note, I was disappointed the Netherlands didn’t make it through with Joan Franka ‘You and Me’. The real question though, is away from the fun and frolics of Eurovision, which of these countries can actually afford to host the Eurovision Song Contest next year? Roll on Saturday’s final. If you fancy joining a stranger, tweet me @StaceyVail.
Taken with instagram
Taken with instagram
People of England, please forgive me when I go off on rants about how the Conservative Party and their lovely coalition partners in government, the Liberal Democrats, are fucking the country up. I don’t mean to. I actually like some of their policies.
To clarify; what I don’t like is that the front bench team of the Conservative Party (and many more within politics as a whole) come from wealth and privilege. They never earn’t their position. It was handed to them on a plate. With that in mind, I shall grow old as a ‘left-libertarian’ and become increasingly frustrated and disillusioned by the lot of you.
Sincerely, a politically engaged twenty-something pissed off because you’ve collectively screwed my generation. *slow hand clap*
Tulisa Young (2012)
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From The Man Died (1972)