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May 16, 2004 11:54 AM   Subscribe

The best bits (RealVideo) of the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest, complete with a sampling of UK's Terry Wogan's legendary commentary.
posted by Mwongozi (11 comments total)
'Cause like, errr, people are still watching this?
posted by Sijeka at 2:09 PM on May 16, 2004

the winning song isn't that bad, considering. : >

no drag queens this year?
posted by amberglow at 2:23 PM on May 16, 2004

it was more fun when they sang in each countries language, a good refrain would stick and you'd be singing stuff you hadn't a clue what it really meant. Good times.
posted by dabitch at 2:47 PM on May 16, 2004

hey, thanks for posting this. being a norwegian living in the US, i miss the insanity of this kitchy contest. this clip even included the norwegian performer (who sucked horribly)! i must agree with dabitch though, it was better when they had to sing in their own language. i still remember the israeli song with two dressed up dudes who sang something like "oompa hulle hulle hulle, oompa hulle hulle hulle, ompaah HULLEH! HULLEH! OMPAAPAAA!!!" good times, indeed.
posted by edlundart at 7:02 PM on May 16, 2004

Eurovision is nice. It lets bands that appear to be slightly serious clarify implicitly that they're novelty acts.
posted by abcde at 9:22 PM on May 16, 2004

Jonathan Ross said to Radiohead last year that they should enter Eurovision with a 3-minute pop song, and they said they'd work on it, and when they were on more recently they apologized for not getting around to it <g>
posted by abcde at 9:30 PM on May 16, 2004

that would be incredibly interesting. seriously.
posted by edlundart at 9:55 PM on May 16, 2004

I don't know why the UK doesn't throw some serious pop muscle at Eurovision. Every year we seem to end up with some pop-idol wannabees and a rubbish score.
OK. The rubbish score is understandable. You don't invade Iraq, and hope to win the Eurovision song contest, but come on. Lets release songs we can be proud of. I was thinking Busted, but Radiohead would be damn fine.

Also; anyone notice how long it took Wogan to mention the fact that Ireland wasn't doing so well. I think he's had his Irish heritage surgically removed or something. Weird.
posted by seanyboy at 12:19 AM on May 17, 2004

*sings* oompa hulle hulle hulle, oompa hulle hulle hulle!

I read that the messed up the voting on the first night and everyone showed "null points" for a wee while there. The mirror reckons it's a load of b...
posted by dabitch at 4:42 AM on May 17, 2004

Another Norwegian living in the US here (edlundart, we should meet up sometime). I can't believe Norway came in dead last AGAIN. At least there's the linguistic upside - every Norwegian knows how to say 'Norway - zero points' in at least 10 languages... Thanks, dabitch et al, for giving us our only points of the night!
posted by widdershins at 10:06 AM on May 17, 2004

Oh, and a big thanks to all of those Balkan states who gave us points, but no.. that's not going to make Tony change his mind on the benefits thing ;-)
posted by wackybrit at 8:50 AM on May 18, 2004

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