So the RZ revisited Gone With The Wind last night (hey, the tickets were free...) and while he's still recovering his mind (and getting of his bum to write his Macross F 1-7 review) here are some fast thoughts on who the RZ hopes comes out on top in this year's Eurovision song contest:
Ireland - A protest entry, Irelande Douze Pointe has obnoxious novelty song written all over it - but it's glib and catchy.*
Spain - Baila el Chikki Chikki is also a protest entry and the singer resembles a long lost relative of Helge Schneider.
Latvia - There are PIRATES. And they've got the whole Toybox/Captain Jack sound going on, which the RZ digs.
Greece - The RZ thought they were taking the piss with the use of local instrument in Eurobeat, but their entries really sound that way - and it sounds good.
Belgium - It's an odd track and one of the RZ's friends pointed out that she finds the background films more interesting than the song.
Bulgaria - It's all rather Ace of Base but second rate.
Bosnia-Herzogovina - What the hell. No really, just what the hell. Not a horrid song, but the visuals. WTF?
France/Russia/Germany/UK = Bog standard. Nothing impressive here.
*Ireland and Spain are rumored to be sending intentionally bizarre/bad songs in response to the unofficial voting blocs that certain regions establish eg Scandanavia cross-vote, ex-Soviet countries cross-vote, etc.