Monday, 21 May 2012

After Dinner Dance Party // Baku Countdown

There are a few annual occurrences that we look forward too each year... Christmas, Birthdays, Easter, Halloween... and Eurovision. In an unfortunate turn of events we will be missing the live show on Saturday (hold back those tears - not all bad, we're going to see The Moons again!) . So today, in honour of this yearly spectacular we're bringing you some of our historical and hilarious favourites as the rest of Europe counts down to Baku 2012 (and we make sure we set the TV to record!)

The Eurovision Song Contest began in 1956 - Switzerland were the first ever winner!

We've featured this winning song from dreamy little songstress France Gall before. Taking the crown for Luxembourg in 1965 with a little help from Serge Gainsbourg

1968 - La La La from Spain. The first year broadcast in colour, beautiful dress from the Spanish Winner...

Another from 1968, just because he's rather dishy...!

A 1980s win for the UK courtesy of Bucks Fizz - the outfits, the choreography, the revolutionary whipping off of the skirts, sensationally cheesy... Pioneering yet classic.

When trying to think of favourites of more recent years, this is the first song that springs to mind... yes really. Long gone are the live orchestras accompanying singers, the glamour and sophistication of the events (check out some of the crowd shots in the earlier videos - like a night at the theatre!) - Out comes Verka Serduchka with the CATCHIEST SONG EVER (Rhi might even have it on her iPod... Ooh it's all coming out now!). We don't know any of the words, not single one, but we sure do try singing along "zeeben zeeben I loo loo?" ... that'll do.Wondering if we can pull off going out dressed in tin foil with a Christmas tree topper on our heads... 

We believe we may have once mentioned that one day we would quite like to design outfits for John & Edward... Honestly, we love them a little bit, we really do (and we'd encourage you to come to the dark side, it is so much fun laughing at how cross they make people simply by existing - it's enlightening, really!). This is what Eurovision is all about these days, if we can't have sophistication and all elegance of the 1950s and 60s, then we want John and Edward... All together now "She's got her lipstick on, here I come da da dum" 

Good luck to UK's Engelbert Humperdink (seriously rest of Europe, his name alone is worth a vote, is it not?) and Jedward for their second year - please no shameful repeats of 2003s scores... (Nil point!)

Much love,
R&L xx

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