Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Eurovision Song Contest 2010 - Oslo, Norway - UPDATED

On my main blog it is a yearly tradition that I maintain a Eurovision post in the months leading up to the Final. It is kept updated as and when new selections are made and news comes out. Now that tradition moves here, where it truly belongs... 

Check out this Aussie programme... Eurovision A-Z


The Telenor Arena, Greater Oslo, Norway.  


Erik Solbakken 

Haddy Jatou N'jie

Nadia Hasnaoui

What's Different

This year the 2 Semi Final shows will introduce the same voting system as used, with quite some success, in the 2009 final. This means the votes shall be split 50/50 between a phone vote and jury vote. For more see Wikipedia

Countries, Singers and Songs 

Albania - Juliana Pasha "Nuk mundam pa ty"
Armenia - Eva Rivas "Apricot Stone"
Azerbaijan - Safura Alizadeh "Drip Drop"
Belarus - 3 + 2 "Butterflies"
Belgium - Tom Dice "Me And My Guitar"
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Vukašin Brajić "Munja i grom"
Bulgaria - Miro "Angel si ti"
Croatia - Feminnem "Lako je sve
Cyprus -   Jon Lilygreen and The Islanders "Life Looks Better in Spring"
Denmark - Chanée & N'evergreen "In a Moment Like This"
Estonia - Malcolm Lincoln "Siren"
Finland - Kuunkuiskaajat "Työlki ellää"
France - Jessy Matador "Allez Ola Olé"
Georgia - Sopho Nizharadze "Shine"
Germany - Lena Meyer-Landrut "Satellite
Greece - Giorgos Alkeos and Friends "OPA
Iceland - Hera Björk "Je ne sais quoi"
Ireland - Niamh Kavanagh "It's For You
Israel - Harel Skaat "Milim"
Latvia - Aisha "What For?"
Lithuania - InCulto "East European Funk"
Macedonia - Gjoko Taneski "Jas ja imam silata"
Malta - Thea Garrett "My Dream"
Moldova - SunStroke Project and Olio Tira "Run Away"
Netherlands - Sieneke "Ik ben verliefd, Shalalie"
Norway - Didrik Solli-Tangen "My Heart Is Yours"
Poland -  Marcin Mrozinski "Legenda
Portugal - Filipa Azevedo "Ha dias assim"
Romania - Paula Seling and Ovi "Playing with Fire"
Russia - Peter Nalitch Band "Lost and Forgotten
Serbia - Milan Stankovic "Ovo je Balkan
Slovakia - Kristina "Horehronie"
Slovenia - Ansambel Roka Žlindre and Kalamari "Narodnozabavni rock"
Spain - Daniel Diges "Algo pequeñito"
Sweden - Anna Bergendahl "This Is My Life"
Switzerland - Michael von der Heide "Il pleut de l'or"
Turkey - maNga "We Could Be The Same"
Ukraine - Alyosha - "Sweet People"
United Kingdom - Josh Dubovie "That Sounds Good To Me

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Doctor Who: Amy's Choice

What with resigning my job, and moving house (ongoing) I've had little time for Pop Culture I'm afraid. I'm way behind on my American shows. I have however been watching Doctor Who. Sadly I've been... well I don't know what I've been. I've not been disappointed. I've not thought it was rubbish. But I've also not been inspired and I've not thought it was "great" like I normally do (hell, I liked Paradise Towers!). Hence lack of reviews.

But last night's Amy's Choice was absolutely awesome. Very weird, beautifully shot, rather creepy but still amusing villian. And Amy Pond is certainly becoming an excellent companion. Finally feel like "I'm getting it" again. Hurrah!! Check it out!