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KapteinB  ·  489 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 320th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread  ·  

This weekend was what we Eurovision-nerds refer to as Super Saturday, where 5 national entries were selected (with two more following on Sunday).

Finland is sending none other than Darude, whom you may remember from his 1999 smash hit (which is now possibly stuck in your head just from reading his name). Alas this song is no Sandstorm, being more muted and much less catchy.

Georgia is one of my favourite Eurovision nations, which rarely fails to entertain. This year they are less fun than usual, but I still quite like it.

Iceland's pick is not very typical for Eurovision. It will certainly stand out. It's brutal. I almost like it.

Moldova had my favourite song last year. This year they're just ok in my opinion.

My native Norway is sending a catchy dance tune with a solid dose of joik. I'm biased, of course, but I like it.

Portugal this year seems quirky just for the sake of being quirky.

And finally Serbia went with this ballad.

This is probably the best crop so far this year. And in general I'm happy with how many countries are choosing to sing in other languages than English this year. :-)

kleinbl00  ·  488 days ago  ·  link  ·  


It seems that, much like Finland discovering Nirvana and Gwar in 2006, Iceland has discovered Nitzer Ebb.


KapteinB  ·  488 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'll keep the updates coming. :-)

Yeah, there's definitely similarities between Hatari and Nitzer Ebb!

dccrux  ·  487 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I just turned my 5-year-old onto Lightning Man.

"Daddy - can we hear the song about daddies and babies again?"