Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Norway wins Eurovision song contest!

HIPP HIPP HURRA for Norway! But most Americans have no idea what I'm talking about!

So, Eurovision is a song contest. Each country chooses one song to represent themselves and then people all over Europe vote for the best song, but it is not possible to vote for your own country. However, voting can be quite political- Scandinavian countries voting for each other, the same goes for eastern European countries, etc. The contest was started in 1956 and until recently you had to sing in your own language. Europeans love this contest! Previous winners include ABBA and Celine Dion so this is a very prestigious title!

Hear the song that won it all! http://www.eurovision.tv/

1 comment:

Merley95 said...

I know what you're talking about and Aaron and I have been singing "I'm in love with a fairy tale..." all week! Unfortunately, Germany had a really poor showing. I'm not sure why they had an American burlesque dancer in their performance. It was very strange- of course, available on Youtube for further assessment!