Tuesday, February 21, 2006

60% of the flemish audience can't be wrong

It's strange how posting about something "popular" brings unexpected hits. But the faithful readers who came for the jazz and stayed for my sparkling wit need not worry: Eurovision is unlikely to make any further appearances after this one. Manic has a handy round-up of the seven finalists.

I disagree with his assessment of La Sakhra (but can only applaud his/her Paris/London/Brussels comparaison). Her song alternated verses that sounded like mid-90s Madonna (soft beat, Harmon-muted trumpet) with a chorus of annoyingly shrill, uptempo big band. I was surprised anyone really liked it, to be honest. Still, Manic's predictions turned out to be pretty accurate.