I know this makes me officially demented, but as a popular culture junkie, I have to admit that I watched the entire Eurovision telecast last night. Perhaps there is a 12 step program I can join?
To my utter horror, but I am always horrified by the winner of Eurovision, it was some god awful song by a mis matched duet from the hell named Azerbaijan. The English as usual had to wake up this morning to their national shame and France? well the nicest thing I can say is the performance by the smarmy, egotistical tenor of the nondescript unhummable phony operatic aria demonstrated once again why France has no real allies in The European Union. Hungary was a nightmare of tacky harshness, a place where all costumes were made by hand by a mutant named Mr. Lazlo from the same bolt of bargain basement eleganza acrylic brand satinoid fabric and Romania combined so many elements of bad music, bad taste and bad attitude with just the extra special unfortunate mix of heavy metal rapping featuring english as a second language into one over the edge performance that had to set some sort of record for just plain wrong. On the other hand, Ireland had a high energy punk techno twin group that was full of humor and Italy was the class act with a great Jazz pianist singer that was a credit to every sleazy Italian Lounge act on the ever to grace the stages of Las Vegas.
But, Moldava should have won. A band named Zdob&Zdub that incorporated humor, attitude with a stage presence that was like seeing The Beastie Boys dressed as cute little garden dwarves...they were surreal!