Do I love the Eurovision Song Contest?
Do I? DO I?
YES! YES, I do!
For those unfortunate people who are unfamiliar with this extravaganza then here is the Eurovision Song Contest description according to Wikipedia…
“The Eurovision Song Contest (French: Concours Eurovision de la chanson), often shortened ESC, is an annual song competition held among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) since 1956.”
Do I watch it every year without fail? Oh yes!
Do I have an mp3 version of every entry into the contest since 1956 in my iTunes library? Oh yes! Remember the post I’m Steve and I’m an iTunes-a-holic?
Yes, I realise that the actual date of the contest isn’t until May but I’m going to follow a similar theme to my Playlist Of The Year series of posts and plan to do a number of posts up until the show and review each year since I started watching. WARNING! Tune out now if you are offended by the weird, the wonderful and the unbelievably cheesy – however, I am so excited by the fact that I can combine my love of Eurovision with my new found love of blogging that I am currently, almost, peeing my pants!
When did I start watching?
Well, the first year I can actually remember hearing the winning song was 1989. I was eleven years old and didn’t actually manage to see the entire show. I started watching it and couldn’t understand why the singers weren’t all singing in English and I soon fell asleep.
I woke up during the voting stage – which if you haven’t ever watched the show is almost as entertaining as watching the performances – and I was hooked. The song that was currently leading would constantly be replayed and I loved it – I knew I had to tune into this show the following year, watch it from start to finish and also possibly record it onto VHS.
This song eventually won – “Rock Me” by Riva from Yugoslavia.
I couldn’t wait until the next year to watch this amazing show again. Very much like I can’t wait until tomorrow when I write my first post on my first “proper” year of Eurovision. Be afraid, be very afraid!
Traditions: we’ve all got ‘em. They might be family dinners on special occasions, or having a particular kind of cake on your birthday (Jeanne Cake, natch), or popcorn at the movies, or meeting your friend for a 5k run in the park, rain or shine, every Sunday morning. What are your favorite traditions, large and small? What is it about your traditions that keep them going strong for you?
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