Saturday, May 31, 2008

Eurovision Song Contest 2008

The 2008 Eurovision Song Contest was recently held in Belgrade, with song entries from 43 different members of the European Broadcasting Union, which for some reason includes countries like Israel and former Soviet Republics in Asia too. It's been held every year since 1956 and has catapulted artists to international success. The most famous example being ABBA, who won the contest in 1974 for Sweden with the song "Waterloo". The contest has developed a reputation for being the gooey center of the European bubblegum pop universe, but contestants are not required to adhere to that style. You can listen to and watch the video for every one of this year's entries here: http://www.eurovision.tv/page/participants-2008 This year's winner was a Russian artist called Dima Bilan. His song was in English and reminded me of typical '90's boy band ballads....blah. The entry from France, however, was Sebastien Tellier and his song "Divine". It's a damn catchy little ditty and my favorite from the contest. Here it is:
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1 comment:

Surcouf said...

Sébastien did not win it but at least he had a great tiiime!!