Eurovision 2009: Semi-final Two
Poor old Zoli from Hungary, his performance failed to make the grade when it came to the final voting. It was no surprise. Come the performance they all did look like a sack of potatoes. Still I remain committed to the song and will happily play it come the summer.
Of the songs competing in the second semi-final, the following countries got through:
Croatia, Norway, Denmark, Azerbaijan, Greece, Lithuania, Moldova, Albania, Ukraine and Estonia.
A pleasant surprise to see Croatia get through, hardly any surprise to see Greece and Norway pass through the turnstiles and I’m delighted to see Moldova win a place in the final. Estonia’s Urban Symphony played well on our 42″ plasma HD screen but just as I thought, Denmark Ronan impersonator Brinck was indescribably dull and quite what we were voting for when it came to Svetlana and her slightly cliched musclebound centurions I don’t know. The song or the act? Who knows.
The second semi-final looks set to be far more entertaining than the first. Damn seemingly the rest of Europe for being able to vote in this one. Sadly the UK isn’t eligible to vote. Bah.
In my grand list of those to go through and those to get the ignominious boot, the big surprise for me (well, relatively speaking anyway) is that Hungary’s Zoli almost certainly won’t go through. If that turns out to be the case we’ll be putting that down to the wardrobe issue. (Many people have mentioned to me that the elf’s outfit doesn’t work love and that you may have been better off with your gym wear.)
Greece must get through to the final otherwise there’ll be a rift in the space-time continuum and we’ll have to send John Barrowman out with his team of whatever they are to repair it. Nobody wants that, so on that basis I’m assuming Greece will go through. In fact, why bother with the semi? Maybe he should just go straight through on the basis of his unfeasibly wide stance and still quite strange-looking thrusting at the top of this number.
Norway too will have to go through otherwise the entire competition will have to be called off and an international enquiry launched. I can see it now.
Keep an eye out for Ukraine. I’ve got the apparently vital Anti-Crisis girl on the list just because my sneery nature knows that because I don’t like it doesn’t mean the rest of Europe doesn’t. Or, maybe there’ll be a surprise? Maybe the rest of Europe won’t be taken in by Svetlana with her sleazy boys with their hands framing their crotches? If they don’t I will raise an eyebrow. I’ll also feel a bit relieved.
TO GO THROUGH (SOME MORE DESERVING THAN OTHERS)
TO GO OUT (SOME MORE DESERVING THAN OTHERS)
MOST DESERVING OF THE NIGHT (I WON’T BE ABLE TO VOTE FOR IT)
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