Safura Takes 5th, Drip Has Dropped
Luckily, I’ve returned to the interwebs in time to pick up on the goings on of Eurovision 2010. Safura competed in the final, and all the points have been tallied. Last year, as you surely know, Azerbaijan’s Aysel and Arash managed to ratchet up the Eurovision hype with a 3rd place performance. This year’s group, despite the bookies calling Safura the favorite during the final, scratched their way to 5th (who knew betting was so popular on teen pop euro hits?) Safura’s song, Drip Drop, is here. You can watch Lena’s song, Satellite, here. Miri’s favorite band, maNga, from Turkey, managed to get second place with their song, We Could Be the Same.
Just now, Eli and I finished a brief marathon of Eurovision videos, including those above and Romania’s entry. Drip Drop is an interesting ballad, but the best part is surely when they do the drip-drop hand splash. I don’t know what choreographer came up with that, but all I could say is brilliant. maNga actually sounds a bit like the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Romania’s is fun, but it’s an odd mixture of piano rock that didn’t seem right. Lastly, Germany’s entry. I don’t know what to say. I get the feeling she’s trying to emulate Feist, but is too self-conscious to actually dance in that video. Lena has a nerdy-chic appeal that I dig, but I’m not sure how that got number one.