Yuck!

I wrote the other day that I love the Eurodance era (1990-1996). One of my favorite artists of that time is DJ BoBo, shot to Europe(not UK)/Japan/Brazil fame with classic eurodance songs like “Take control“, “Everybody” and “Let the dream come true“. I had a small crash on him back then and so I even named my cat “Bobo”…

Fast forward to 2007. Under shady circumstances the Swiss Eurovision council promotes DJ BoBo’s song “Vampires are alive” to represent Switzerland in the contest. The Swiss council thought that DJ BoBo’s (now faded out) popularity throughout Europe would transform to votes. However, the song didn’t even make the semi-finals in Eurovision.

I don’t know what DJ BoBo was thinking trying to represent his country with that terrible song. Yuck, yuck, yuck! Cheesy as hell, zero melody. I am officially disappointed in him, and I am not even Swiss. There are a lot of bad Eurodance songs out there (which is the main reason why many hate the scene), but this one takes the cake.

The only good thing that I’ve seen in his latest performances is that he seems to know how to sing these days. Back in the ’90s he could not sing in tune with any note, he could only do the rap.

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Memsom wrote on May 16th, 2007 at 8:35 AM PST:

Well, hey, did you see the Lithuanian entry? Come to think of it, did you see the French one? The French were robbed. They should have won. Brilliantly un-Francophile song. Mainly in French but with parts in English. Far, far from the usual tripe that France enters. But on the whole, the entire contest was a farce. And, the UK entry was probably the biggest bucket of puke in the contest, before you think I’m being nationalist ;-) We had the chance to put in a son by Justin Hawkins (ex- The Darkness) which was a little rock, a little pop but catchy as hell. We chose a hasbeen bubblegum pop band that were BAAAAAD in the ’90’s or whenever they had their fisrt 15 minutes of fame.

The Greek entry was quite good. It was in English IIRC though, a far cry from the one I always remember… the SAGAPO one from about 4 years ago. They were cool.

The rest was okay. The winner was a KD Land a like. Very androdynous. Quite odd. Not even a very good song. Weird choice, but it was all about tactical voting in the Eastern block. Russia votes for Ujraine, Ukrain votes for Russion, Serbia votes foe Russia, Russia votes for Serbia and all that kind of thing.


Memsom wrote on May 16th, 2007 at 8:37 AM PST:

KD Lang rather. Ujraine/Ukrain = Ukraine. Russian not Russion. Man I need to type better. My touch typing stinks since I started using Visual Studio with all its intellisense.


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Eugenia wrote on May 16th, 2007 at 8:51 AM PST:

Except the winner, French, Greek and DJ Bobo’s entries, I have not listened to anything else from this year’s Eurovision.

>Very androdynous

Remember, viewers like to get ’shocked’. That’s how you get votes, so the Serbian singer was clever to do so, following last year’s Finnish example. And it paid off. She won.


Vassilis 'vasper' Perantzakis wrote on May 16th, 2007 at 9:23 AM PST:

Ok… its official. You have no taste :-)

I think “Vampires are Alive” was the best song this year, and Cyprus’s song was the second best.

“Vampires are alive” had the best music and phonetics I have heard in Eurovision since “GO” by Scott Fitzgerald in 1988 which came second and lost for just 1 point to Céline Dion’s “Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi”


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Eugenia wrote on May 16th, 2007 at 9:32 AM PST:

Vassili, tell me you are joking. The song is a joke. Like it’s written by a 9 year old while playing with GarageBand on his mommy’s MacBook.


Vassilis 'vasper' Perantzakis wrote on May 16th, 2007 at 10:33 AM PST:

I am not kidding.

It was the only song that had a melody. All the others sounded like gibberish. I am not talking about the lyrics, as they seldom matter in a singing contest.

The only reason it didn’t make it to the finals was because it featured more monsters and Eurovision had it’s fill with monsters last year… (by the way, last year I thought “We are the winners of Eurovision” was the best :-) )


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