July 1st, 2011

Blue Red

Eurovision - Battle of the Bash!

I've booked to go to a Eurovision Song Contest meetup/con in early October.

The event will include:


The Battle of The Bash
– a contest where similarly titled songs will battle it out to see who is the best.

The brainteasing Euroquiz
    


The Guest List
– Eurovision celebrities answer your questions.


Eurostars
– the contest formerly known as Stars In The Eurovision Eyes is back, and for the 2nd year running is scheduled to include a mini concert featuring at least one of our guests.


The Euro Disco – where you pick the songs



I've been sent the list of songs to vote on for the Battle of the Bash. If anyone for a bit of fun would like  to take a listen to a few couples and let me know which song you prefer (try hard to pick one as some are both good and some are both bad!)
. The ones I've voted for are listed in the first comment.








The Battle of the Bash

 

Welcome to the Battle of the Bash!  Below you’ll find 14 ‘duels’ of songs that have had the same title (or title has the same meaning) over the years.  Simply highlight your favourite in each duel!  The winner of each duel will be revealed at the Eurobash on 1st October where 14 songs will contend ‘The Battle of the Bash’!

You can click on the title of the song to view and hear each song on YouTube!

 

Duel A                                                      



This is my Life

Iceland 2008

v

This is My Life

Sweden 2010

 

Duel B

 

Bonjour, Bonjour

Switzerland 1969

v

Halo, Halo

Yugoslavia 1982

 

Duel C

 

Llámame

Spain 1962

v

Call Me

Bosnia & Herzegovina 2005

 

Duel D

 

Leila

Yugoslavia 1981

v

Lejla

Bosnia & Herzegovina 2006

 

Duel E

 

Tell Me

Iceland 2000

v

Dime

Spain 2003

 

Duel F

 

Love Is…

UK 1985

v

Kärleken är

Sweden 1998

 

Duel G

 

Sans Toi

France 1973

v

Without You

Netherlands 2004

 

Duel H

 

Socrates

Greece 1979

v

Sokrates

Iceland 1988

 

Duel I

 

Shine

Netherlands 2009

v

Shine

Georgia 2010

 

Duel J

 

Adieu

Norway 1982

v

Goodbye

Bosnia & Herzegovina 1997

 

Duel K

 

L-imħabba

Malta 1972

v

Sev

Turkey 1995

 

Duel L

 

Celebrate

Switzerland 2004

v

Celebrate

Croatia 2011

 

Duel M

 

Molitva

Serbia 2007

v

Modlitba

Slovakia 1998

 

Duel N

 

Stop

Slovenia 2005

v

Stop

Greece 1987

 

Star

Eurovision chat!

Talking about Eurovision has reminded me just how wonderfully handsome and beautiful Amaury Vassili is -  I'd really really love to practice having his babies!

Submitting opera into the contest was a total unknown. Were people going to like it or hate it? As it turned out, as wonderful and as fantastic he had sung in every rehersal, on the night, he had problems with his ear piece and sang really off key! so he came near the bottom of the table.



Right up until I saw this next song sung live did I loathe it with a passion! I Loved the Greek ethnic part of the song but I hated the rap bit of the song and could not see how it had won over the other songs in the Greek national finals. Then I stood 3 rows away from him in the semi final and the sounds of the ethnic and the rap together were fantastic. I realised that I'd finally 'Got It!' Plus the Greek chappie was handsome in a 'I'm fighting for the girl I love, by singing like this, against you a rapper, who's trying to win her over with rapdancing' (Which is what the song is about!) - Oh Yes! your Greek singing would win me!



The next song I have added to my fav songs playlist on my mp3 player. I knew it wouldn't even get out of the semi final - too different for the whole of europe to like!