Could The Lyrics To Eurovision Songs Be Recited As Poetry..?

Love it or hate it, The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the highlights of my musical year. Living in Scotland, the home of great poets such as Robert Burns and actors such as Sean Connery and Ewan McGregor I thought is it possible to use the lyrics from a Eurovision song as either a poem or an audition recital?

Let’s find out…

Eurovision has been known to contain songs with some very dodgy lyrics but at the end of the day it is a “song” contest so these lyrics should be just as good as the music that accompanies them to make it a song.

What I’ve done is taken a Eurovision winner from each of the last 4 decades , stripped them back to simple words and recited them in a “wonderful” Scottish accent (I apologise for my voice in advance but it’s the only one I’ve got).

Your Eurovision Mission, if you care to accept it, is to identify the song and decide whether this would rank alongside the literary geniuses of our time.

Enjoy, I did…

From the 80’s…

 

From the 90’s…

 

From the 00’s…

 

From the ’10’s…

If you think you can do better then I throw out the challenge to you! Get your Europoetry on!

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