17.5.09

Norway Wins Eurovision

Back in the days of my youth when I was a fan of the Eurovision Song Contest, Ireland used to win a lot and Norway used to get null points. Well to say I'm shocked to wake up this morning and discover that Norway won this year's contest says a lot about my childhood-initiated prejudice. (Ireland didn't even get into the final this year).
The thing is that I've been singing along to this song for several months on the car radio and I absolutely love it. I just had no idea it was Norway's Eurovision's entry. It's not that the competition, including qualifying rounds, doesn't get a lot of air-time here; it does. Too much, in fact. But I've just avoided watching any of it.
So well done Alexander Rybak and collaborators. Norwegians will be very proud of you today on their national day. Gosh, even I'm feeling a little misty-eyed. Must be here too long. Or maybe it's the thought of getting to cover next year's event, assuming it's held in Oslo, for whomever I can convince to give me the job.
Have a listen. I think it's fab!


8 comments:

Joanne said...

Well done Norway!! Still not sure if I like this type of music - maybe a bit too much like Abba for me. I love the navy dress you wore for the Christening but what about the shoes surely they were worth a pic? PS Please change my addie in your blogroll x

OSLO said...

Joanne - I think the song is really addictive! And very UnEurovisiony. I wore my sky high black sandals which I posted a photo of a while back. At least 4 inches higher heels than anyone else there which made me as tall as most of them for a change. Now must go mull over shoes for May 17th parade, scrub children clean, and pack plasters for blisters on feet. Blogroll fixed.

Caroline said...

Isn't he just a cutie!!! Enjoy the parade :)

Elly said...

it is really good song, congratulations :)

Coffee Fan said...

Apparently Eurovision isn't as uptight as American Idol about letting their show appear on Youtube

OSLO said...

thanks caroline and Elly. We had a lovely May 17 - spring was certainly in the air.
Coffee Fan - didn't know that about American Idol.

Anonymous said...

Hello Irish Nomad.

Have just arrived in Oslo from Scotland and have reading your blog and enjoying reading all about life here in Norway! May start a blog but not sure. Looks fun but not sure I would have anything exciting to report! Will continue to read yours though

Karen

OSLO said...

Welcome to Norway Karen. There's a dearth of excitement in my life these days too - a good thing probably - but not a good thing for a blog :-)