Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Why'd you wanna break my heart, babe?



Oh dear.

The UK "taste moguls" have spoken. Miss Molly Smitten-Downes ("Whoooooo?!") will represent us in the UK with her dirge "modern anthem" Children of the Universe.

I really do not like it one little bit, but hey ho, who cares about the real Eurovision fans in these days of X-Factor, No Talent and all the other "lets-get-the-audience-whooping-like-gibbons-over-a-crap power-ballad" TV shows that have ruined our music industry?

What ever happened to the fun? Like this:


Belle and the Devotions

Read more about our 2014 Eurovision entry on the BBC.

8 comments:

  1. Still haven´t heard the song, but I don't much care for it's title. But like I said before: it simply can not be any worse then what Iceland is sending this year!

    It seems that the bloody reality TV talent crap has taken over - in the 90s it was ALL about endless ballads. I think it's time to get back to the fun times of the 80s, where at least you could laugh at the whole thing...

    I still hope there will be a handful of decent songs - there usually is...

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    1. I keep my fingers crossed for some "fun acts" or some "decent songs" but every year these seem more and more elusive... Jx

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  2. Love Games by Belle & the Devotions is one of my absolute favourite Eurovision songs (although my list of favourites is quite long, the more I think about it).
    I purchased this on 7" in 1984, I remember being gutted it peaked at 11 and so missed out on being a Top Ten single.
    I disliked 1983's UK entry : Sweet Dreams x

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    1. Oh, the days when a Eurovision song would even get a sniff of the charts... But then I suppose unless you're American and "urban", or else a twangy bunch of scruffs with a nasal "emo" folksy whine, the charts are not going to be an option - and since it's all downloads, ringtones and streaming videos these days, it is impossible to call the charts any kind of "chart" anyway. Jx

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  3. I quite like the song Children of the Universe : but it doesn't feel like a Eurovision song at all ...

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    1. To my ears it doesn't sound like any kind of song at all. An advertising jingle for tampons, maybe. Or pensions. Or one of those daytime charity appeals. Jx

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  4. Just heard it. While it does sound more contemporary than recent UK entries, it bores me to tears...

    BTW: Sanna Nielsen won Melodifestivalen. No surprises there...

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