Last Saturday was the occasion of both those events. 8 hours? you might ask. Well, my wife had already visited the festival three times to my once so I was anxious to catch up. And it wasn't like I didn't prepare. I woke up early and went for a lovely 2 hour bike ride to burn the calories I would soon consume. When I got back, KT was about to do her own bike ride but I was too impatient for the relaxation to begin. I packed up 4 weekend newspapers,2 books, sunglasses, a foldable chair and table and dashed out, telling her to meet me later. Hey, it's not like I was there when the festival opened at 11am--I didn't get there til 11:30am.
The U.S. occasionally notices Eurovision. Here's a Washington Post story and a NPR story.
But I know you really want to see what the fuss is about so here are the videos!
Azerbaijan's bizarre entry--angel vs devil? (source of picture at top of the blog)
Finland appears to love its heavy metal
France's odd entry involved women with beards, a golf cart and a singer sucking helium. It was also sung in English, angering some French.
Ukraine had a fetching Beyonce clone
The Winner--Russia (sung in English with Olympic skater Evgeny Plushchenko dancing around!)
One of my favorites was Israel's entry.