so we did not win again with the HUMP we were second from bottom at least some countries liked us i dont know who they are for them thankyou so we are back in sweden for next year so who can we get for then.has anybody out there got any idea's ..................................
Indeed, I remember that song. I don't object to songs being sung by foreigners but the song should be native and ideally in native tongue (with subtitles or lyrics available on the web, which they are)
My fav UK song was Listen To Your Heart by Samanta Janus though she was too nervous on the night and a little off key.
The single version
Of all the ones I've heard so far my favs are
Georgia Switzerland Ukraine Greece Finland Possibly Denmark. Poland (too slow to win I think, plus too much music without lyrics for most people)
Don't like any of the songs that would be consider my home countries (Ireland - to dancy, UK - just meh, or Germany - awful)
The usual poor showing from the UK entry - and from the little that I saw two things stood out. First, that the voting was the usual geographical/political nonsense; second, that the UK is the strategic winner as most of the songs appeared to be in English.
A little trivia about the hostess Petra Mede: She appeared as a contestant in the first season of the TV-show Maestro where several more or less famous Swedes where to learn to conduct an orchestra and in the second season she came back as the hostess this time. One thing that was not in the second season but in the first was that in one of the programs they had to conduct a piece of film music. I do not remember which peace she conducted.
So Denmark won. While the song is pleasant enough, it follows the basic ESC recipe for success -- some melodic folk music elements, a catchy refrain and so on. At least we kept it within Scandinavia, and Denmark is in many ways my second home, so that's OK.
Norway came in 4th, and that's OK. Margaret Berger's funky electropop song with shades of James Bond and TRON: LEGACY was far too intelligent and arty to have won in this kind of competition anyway.
Outside our own song, my favourite of the evening was The Netherlands -- also way too arty to be in the ESC, really.
I really didn't go for Netherlands at all, for me it was really poor, though not as poor as the UKs effort. Sorry, Bonnie really wasn't good at all. I agree with Thor about Norway's having a Bond esque lilt.
My top 5 were Finland/Denmark, Belgium, Malta, Russia (honerable mentions for Norway, Ireland & the Romanian vampire ) - i hoped UK for last place, Italy second from last.
I really am shocked that Ireland were last, it really wasn't that bad and I'm convinced that the lesbian kiss at the end of Finlands song killed its chances (though it did make it through the semis). It certainly didn't deserve to be beaten by Greece.
Btw for those wanting to watch it in the US and other places that don't get it, go to http://eurovision.tv and you can stream it (live on the night) from the official ESC website.
Trivia: did you know that Castle's Seamus Dever likes the ESC? He was actually at last nights final (and the semis) according to his tweets and photos.
Denmark was the clear favourite going in last night, so no surprise it won. I thought it was by far the best song, and she performed it well. I was surprised how poor Ireland scored as well, I thought going last may have helped them. Heck, even the UK finished above them!
I agree about the host though, she was very good. About time someone hosted who was genuinely funny. She stole the show by all accounts.