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It's that time again! Mmm Eurovision. Gotta love a song contest that encompasses all of Europe. Actually got to watch the semi-finals live, but missed the finals (might get to see the recast).

This years winners were:

1. Norway - "Fairytale" by Alexander Rybak

2. Iceland - "Is it True?" by Yohanna

3. Azerbaijan - "Always" by AySel and Arash

4. Turkey - "Dum Tek Tek" by Hadise

5. England - "It's My Time" by Jade Ewan

6. Estonia - "Randajad" by Urban Symphony (in Estonian)

7. Greece - "This is Our Night" by Sakis Rouvas

8. France - "Et s'il fallait le faire" by Patricia Kaas (in French)

9. Bosnia and Herzegovina - "Bistra voda" by Regina (in Bosnian)

10. Armenia - "Jan Jan" by Inga and Anush (in English and Armenian)

I also quite enjoyed Cyprus's entry "Firefly" by Christina Metaxa, Ireland's "Et Cetera" by Sinead Mulvey and Black Daisy, Slovenia's "Love Symphony" by Quartissimo featuring Martina Majerle, Ukraine's "Be My Valentie (Anti-Crisis Girl)" by Svetlana Loboda, and Israel's "There Must Be Another Way" by Noa & Mira Awad.

Also, the ceremonies opened with a performance by Cirque de Soleil.

Date: 2009-05-19 05:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] szeretni
Hi! Just wanted to tell you that we're now two ppl on DW to like Mor Ve Otesi. ;)
I usually spell it Mor Ve Ötesi but then I found you, so now I'll have both spellings. ;)

Date: 2009-05-19 06:11 pm (UTC)
szeretni: tussilago (Default)
From: [personal profile] szeretni
Right, of course. It's easier in Swedish because we use the letter ö. ;)
I found Mor Ve Ötesi when trying to avoid listening to the ESC. ;)
I don't usually like the music in that competition but two years ago I found a German jazz band that I really liked and some other songs were good, so I thought I'd start watching just to see if there were anything I liked.
I loved Mor Ve Ötesi right from the first time I heard them! :D I've tried to get a hold of their records but haven't found anything here.
The songs I have, I've managed to get through other sources, like YouTube.

I take it you must be European then, if you watch the ESC? ;)
I forgot to watch it this year, I was visiting my aunt on her 60-ieth birthday.

Date: 2009-06-01 08:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] szeretni
Yeah, my thoughts are the same really. I don't really care for that kind of music but sometimes there are gems and that's why I always watch it every year. :)

I've actually started to learn Turkish, thanks to Mor Ve Ötesi.
It's incredibly difficult but fun, I'm a huge language geek. ;)

I think my fave songs are: Yalniz Sarki, Deli, Sirket and Cambaza...but I guess I just like their style in general, even though I normally listen to a lot of jazz/funk/pop like Jamiroquai, Level 42 etc. :)

Date: 2009-05-19 05:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] szeretni
And, you're also interested in shamanism! :D Nice, we seem to have a few things in common. :)

Date: 2009-06-01 08:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] szeretni
Really? That sounds fascinating! Would you like to tell me more about it?
I'm interested both from a cultural and historical perspective, aswell as a practical and spiritual perspective, even though I'm still a sceptic to some things I can't deny what I've experienced. Even though I can't explain the reasons for it...

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