Eurovision 2008

Monday, May 19, 2008

Welcome to Eurovision Week! Bloggers and news site are agog with the idea that the 2008 top 3 may well be the same as the 2007 top 3: namely, Serbia, Ukraine and Russia. So, let's look at last year, and see what we can learn for this year...

  • The name Maria - or variants of - is a success symbol with Marija Serivofic winning, and Greece's Yassou Maria in the Top 10.

So, for 2008, step forward this year's only Maria from Norway!

  • Turkey came in 4th with a song all about having candy.

Step up Greece's Kalomira who's come as a Quality Street.

  • Both Russia and Serbia swathed their stages in red last year - will red be the colour to watch this year?
  • Bulgaria came fifth with some dated dance music - good news for this year's lovely Icelandic entry.
  • Marija Serifovic - bless her, she's not the most conventional of lookers... step up Vania?

  • And lastly, 2007 was the year of baco-foil clad drag queen Verka Serduchka. Who will take on that mantle this year? Step forward one Charlotte Perrelli!

Enjoy Eurovision!


pleite said...

Hope you're having fun. Just watching the first semi-final. Is it an impression or is the arena half-empty?

Adrian said...

Yes, the arena was half-empty for the first semi-final. Much more atmosphere in the second.

Tinsie said...

Kalomira's come as a Quality Street haha - that's the funniest thing I've heard about Kalomira, and very apt too ;-)