I would have started this with a “Dear life, you suck,” but I guess that’s not going to get me anywhere with problems regarding uni and family. In fact, the only thing that would do is drive me back into my imaginary world. Originally I started this blog in order to talk to people about my thoughts about ESC songs, except it turned into me ranting about bad events in the past, getting distracted on the Internet, and not doing anything productive. And that’s not going to help me at all, especially since I’m a uni student. I will celebrate that I already got permission to do two Eurovision-related projects, but I still need to work on other classes and keep moving on.
Sometimes this is the only song in my playlist that gets me motivated enough to get out of my dorm room, fully wake up, and face the cold outside. Yes it’s cheesy, but it works. And it’s not dangerous like running through salted puddles below freezing point.
So I realized that I haven’t posted anything, and no one seems to care. Mainly because hardly anyone reads this anyways.
Also, it was supposed to be a 30 day challenge and it’s taken over 3 months. So maybe it’s time to speed up. Due to this, here are the ones that I know I won’t spend too much time on:
Day 7: Favourite group- maNga (Turkey 2010)
Day 8: Favourite 2nd Place- 2004 and 2007
Day 9: Didn’t like originally but has grown on you: Ajde Kroci (Montenegro 2007)
Day 10: Liked originally but have grown bored of: Jestem (Poland 2011)
Day 11: Don’t know the language but can still sing:
Serbia- 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012
Bosnia and Herzegovina- 2006
I don’t listen to these very much, so it was hard thinking of any off the top of my head. (And “Waterfall” this year wasn’t exactly in my top 10 list)
Norway 2010- OK, so in reality this isn’t a duet. But when I first heard the song, it was as if he was covering both sides of the duet, showing how it could work one-sided or two-sided. It used to also be the song I listened to if I couldn’t sleep; he would sing his one-sided duet and I would wrap myself in the warmth of the lyrics, and sometimes I would quietly sing along.
Ireland 1994- I saw a Celtic Thunder video of Ryan Kelly and Neil Byrne doing a cover of this song and suddenly thought, “OMG I actually know this song!” That was also the first time I heard the entire song, since before I had only heard a sound bite from YouTube. If it was supposed to be beautiful in its simplicity, than the composers did the job right: It’s got something that makes the song and feelings accessible to anyone who can hear it. And even if they performed this at a small coffee shop on Open Mike Night with just a guitar and the two men harmonizing, it would still work.
“My Lovely Horse”- Well they did try, right? (Unfortunately, they still need to get rid of the sax solo)