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A 17 year old taking his first tentative steps into the world of blogging. In my first year, its been up and down, from the slow first months to a busy time around the one year anniversary.

Eurovision- A parody of its former itself...

was staying in on Saturday night, and spent about 10 minutes watching the annual Eurovision Song Contest, knowing what a laugh it would be. Now its a real shame that I have to refer to it as 'a laugh' considering how it used to be held in high esteem. Nowadays, most people seem to watch it just to laugh at the ridiculous fanfare that it is, whereas it used to be a sort of promotional event for up-and-coming acts. You only have to look over the last couple of years: who of note has won this contest? Lordi! Surely Not... Elena Paparizou? Who? I understand that some of these acts are famous in their own countries, but none of the recent winners have gone on to the worldwide success that Eurovision winners ABBA, Celine Dion and Bucks Fizz did.

What has happened to this hugely popular contest: the Eurovision Song Contest is in the top ten most watched non-sporting TV events in the world. I will leave you with some questions: The one of which is: what has changed? Why do most of the latest winners vanish into obscurity, without making any considerable impact on the international music scene? Is it the 'faulty' voting system, which seems to pick some of the worst acts as the winner each year?

7 comments:

  1. Robert McIntosh said...
     

    I have to agree. We used to enjoy the spectacle and the commentary (even eTerry was rather subdued this year - where were the classic put-downs?) but this year was very boring.

    The voting debacle needs to be sorted to make it worth watching for a winner, but if the event itself was fun enough it wouldn't matter.

    Bring on Simon Cowell!

  2. Will said...
     

    Thats an interesting point about Simon Cowell, although he would probably rinse each and every contestant. Either way, I think the competition needs a revamp...

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