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Eurovision 2013

May 19th, 2013 (02:08 am)
current location: KY16 8SX

I was at first puzzled, then interested, when Spain’s entry appeared. Introduced by Graham Norton as ESDM, they and their sound were kind of familiar, and they started with the sound of Asturian bagpipes. Then the lead singer looked familiar, although I didn’t know her from Oxford where apparently she lived for a time. It didn’t take long for the penny to drop – ESDM were El Sueño de Morfeo, a group I recommended a couple of years ago. Their song, Contigo hasta el final, didn’t grab me as immediately as some of their other work, but seemed OK. They came 25th out of 26, just ahead of Ireland whose entry also seemed a bit better than the voting reflected.

In other news, the entry from Belarus arrived in a Sontaran spaceship:

The Belarus entry in Eurovision 2013 A Sontaran emerging from his spaceship
A Sontaran emerging from his spaceship The Belarus entry in Eurovision 2013

Comments

Posted by: Kate (kateaw)
Posted at: May 19th, 2013 09:04 am (UTC)

I wish I'd watched it now. Although I'm told it wasn't nearly cheesy enough.

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: May 19th, 2013 10:51 am (UTC)
Astronaut

There's always the iPlayer. But I would be inclined to agree with that assessment.

Posted by: Alice Dryden (huskyteer)
Posted at: May 19th, 2013 05:08 pm (UTC)
Brigadier

I am not a big Eurovision fan but that made me larff a lot.

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: May 19th, 2013 08:07 pm (UTC)

:-) The still doesn't show it, but she did actually emerge from inside, so the parallel was unmistakeable.

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