The Eurovision Song Contest Must Be Outlawed, Part 2

Manolo, yes, the Eurovision includes the divine Miss Verka Seduchka, but this does not obviate the fact that the contest is still the blight upon the long-suffering peoples of Europe.

Here are yet more reasons to outlaw, on the grounds of public mental health, the Eurovision.

Would it surprise you to learn this is the French entry?

Singing Slovenian rag bags.

The Norwegians and their golden camel toe.

Georgian sword yodelling.

Please, Polish peoples, keep the hands in sight at all times.

9 Responses to “The Eurovision Song Contest Must Be Outlawed, Part 2”

  1. Annalucia May 12, 2007 at 2:18 pm #

    Oh but Manolo dear – surely the Eurovision, it is a gigantic spoof, is it not? Is not the whole point of the exercise, the outlandish costumes and the gyrations apparently learned in a solar system with only intermittent oxygen supplies?

    The Annalucia, she must admit that she has never actually watched the Eurovision, and does not know how well the participants sing. But judging from the photos supplied by the Manolo, she is willing to think of it as the televised Halloween party.

  2. Jeannie Dahl May 12, 2007 at 8:05 pm #

    Criminey, what a hot mess. Makes me feel very good about American pop culture.

  3. memomachine May 13, 2007 at 1:21 am #

    Hmmm.

    Paris Hilton is starting to look like a matron.

    :)

  4. coree May 13, 2007 at 7:17 am #

    So true!

    I live in Poland and we were at a bar last night and they were showing it. As an American, I had never seen it before. Hysterical! The Ukranians?

    Of course, as geeky master students we were discussing the political implications of the voting and predicting the votes based on that.

    France gives Turkey 12 points, is that supposed to make up for no EU membership, Estonia gave points to Russia after weeks of rioting over war memorials and what is with the Eastern European solidarity?

  5. Naomi May 13, 2007 at 9:37 am #

    Oh, Spain was pretty bad. ¡Qué vergüenza! Shouldn’t they at least make it a requirement that you must sing in tune?

    I liked France though. I thought it was pretty funny to see that guy in the pink jacket running around in circles.

    Latvia should have won, those guys could really sing and it was slightly less cheesy than the rest.

  6. Skips May 13, 2007 at 10:18 pm #

    Oh dearest Manolo,
    The complete sensory joy that is the Eurovisin contest must never be derided.
    It is the tacky yet can’t not watch it phenonemenon that all europeans lurve. It provides hours of talk topics.
    Added amusement is added by “Sir” Terry Wogans comments (broadcast by the British) that usually are just above the belt but always true. In fact us true afficiados of Eurovision rely on “Wogan” to make the whole event complete.
    And who can not love the costumes…so much material for discussion…

  7. me May 14, 2007 at 5:12 am #

    Do you think that the contestants are deliberately acting flamboyant and campy? Like Annalucia commented, I wonder if this is just a giant spoof.

  8. MightyLambchop May 14, 2007 at 4:02 pm #

    I won’t lie. This year was a bit of a letdown. The semis were fun though.
    BTW, Norway? Your mom got into the margaritas again and is molesting the waiters at Senor Frog’s.

  9. Ryno May 15, 2007 at 2:06 pm #

    Eurovision provides great ridiculosity without hurting anybody. It is campy and awful but never mean. How can we object?