Joined: July 2007
So... Am I the only one who's actually enjoying the music coming out of Eurovision?
I'd briefly heard of Eurovision before, but this year after being baffled by the Dustin video I listened to some of the videos of the other country's songs.
Maybe I'm just too burned out on the crappy state of popular music in the US, I've been craving something new for a long time. But I really liked the variety that was being offered. I understand that a lot of people are disappointed that most of it was too poppy, but I don't care, I'm enjoying it all immensely.
I kind of dig the Greek offering, a dance number featuring some traditional Greek music samples, Portugal has a nice traditional Portuguese offering, I really liked the Ukranian song, it sounds kind of like a revamped disco number sung by a woman with an absolutely fantastic voice, the Fins offer up heavy metal, Bulgaria gives us techno-hip hop featuring a laser harp, which appears to be a real instrument... I have to admit I was even amused by the ultra corny Latvian performance of Pirates of the Sea.
I wouldn't mind seeing something like this done in the States as an alternative to American freaking Idol.