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April 4, 2008 5:10 AM   Subscribe

Who is this Ken Lee that you speak of? SLYT Bulgarian Idol.
posted by parmanparman (26 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is best viewed with the actual lyrics open in another window. The "interpreted" lyrics are, arguably, not a step in the wrong direction at all.
posted by Wolfdog at 5:17 AM on April 4, 2008


SLYT Bulgarian Idol.
You might have gone with the SLYTMTAMOAVBMMOP tag, btw.
posted by Wolfdog at 5:26 AM on April 4, 2008


Her second selection, "Walk This Way" was favorably reviewed, but "Smells Like Teen Spirit" cost her points.
posted by Dizzy at 5:44 AM on April 4, 2008


Metafilter: tulibu dibu douchoo
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:46 AM on April 4, 2008 [3 favorites]


Wow, has this just hit Metafilter? Funny vid though.
posted by triv at 5:48 AM on April 4, 2008


I'm gonna try this on my baby tonight, whisper it softly in her ear, "Ken lee, baby, ken lee tulibu dibu douchoo..."
She'll probably be like, "What was that?"
I'll be like, "You know, Badfinger."

I am so gonna score.
posted by From Bklyn at 6:04 AM on April 4, 2008


Made me laugh more than I thought it would. God Bless funny foreigners.
posted by jontyjago at 6:06 AM on April 4, 2008


"What language was that?"

Yes.
posted by DU at 6:12 AM on April 4, 2008


This idol contestant has no idea what the words mean/are either, in this case - Alane by Wes
posted by therubettes at 6:25 AM on April 4, 2008


I saw another video of her later on, where she sang the song again an did much better.
posted by delmoi at 6:32 AM on April 4, 2008


Here is her later and somewhat improved performance. Improved in that you can pretty much understand what she's saying.
posted by delmoi at 6:37 AM on April 4, 2008


And another which is even clearer.
posted by delmoi at 6:41 AM on April 4, 2008


Nothing will ever beat this Idol tryout.
posted by NoMich at 6:52 AM on April 4, 2008 [4 favorites]


I'd like to know what the Bulgarian (presumably) words she was singing meant.

In that I'd like, as an English person, to know what Bulgarian words she was inserting into an English song to make it more "understandable" to her.

Or have I just had too much to drink at lunch?
posted by Jofus at 6:54 AM on April 4, 2008


To flog this horse a little more, it seems that what she's singing breaks down into the following:

80% Gibberish
15% Pidgin English
5% Bulgarian

I'd like to know about that 5% please. Thank you.

I would also like a Venn diagram of the phonemes in the song.

And a little lie down.
posted by Jofus at 6:55 AM on April 4, 2008


I wonder if they do not have the sound "v" in Bulgarian?
posted by desjardins at 7:20 AM on April 4, 2008


you mean, Bvlgarian?
posted by b1tr0t at 7:31 AM on April 4, 2008


They're calling that a Mariah Carey song? I feel old.

There was a post here a while back on translingual mondegreens, wasn't there? It's not coming up in my search though. And of course, I'm pretty sure these aren't mondegreens, just gibberish.
posted by adamrice at 8:00 AM on April 4, 2008


Ken Luk eni mo.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:07 AM on April 4, 2008


They're calling that a Mariah Carey song? I feel old.

Exactly what I was going to say, adamrice. Kids these days...
posted by Phanx at 8:30 AM on April 4, 2008


one syrup-soaked ballad threatening suicide written by two guys who eventually committed suicide + broken english = funny!

(The Nilsson version is the best one, though -- especially in the context of a soundtrack to a vampire movie starring Ringo Starr.)
posted by Sys Rq at 8:32 AM on April 4, 2008


nthing the Nilsson love.
posted by miss lynnster at 8:48 AM on April 4, 2008


Ah ... 'Without You' written by Pete Ham and Tom Evans of Badfinger -- video
posted by ericb at 2:48 PM on April 4, 2008


one syrup-soaked ballad threatening suicide written by two guys who eventually committed suicide...
"The best popular Welsh song ever written. Composed by Peter Ham and Tom Evans of the South Wales band Badfinger. The group was totally ripped off by their management and the song was handed over to Harry Nilsson who made it a world wide hit. The record company refused to credit Ham and Evans for this song for many years and they both subsequently killed themselves due to dire financial hardship and legal problems." *
posted by ericb at 3:00 PM on April 4, 2008


no one does it better than margarita pracatan
posted by sgt.serenity at 3:17 PM on April 4, 2008


One of my favorite creative lyricists is florecilla singing breakfast in America.
posted by madamjujujive at 3:59 PM on April 4, 2008


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