Sunday, May 21, 2006

Eurovision Song Contest

Last night was reserved for watching Eurovison Song Contest with few friends, some good wine, cola and snacks. In my living room, of course. Without kids. It was a fun evening with a lot of silly comments and laughing. And listening to the music from different europian countries. Not from our country though, because our participant didn't make it to the final round. Which is a pitty, the song was not that bad. He presented his song in our language at our national contest and won, but later he changed the lyrics and sang in English - so he actually didn't present the song people here voted for, although the music was the same. Anyway, we sat there, watching the show and I was rather disappointed again at the music. I shouldn't have been, last past years have proved that this contest is changing too. It has been a pop and ballad song contest for years and many really great songs were presented there. Every country presented their song in their national language. Now most of the lyrics are in English, which doesn't really bother me. Few years ago there was a band who sang a song in a language they invented, and that was rather interesting idea. The ballads are still not gone completely, but it seems people are tired of that and want something different, something new, something else. I can't help myself, I still prefer nice ballads and that's why I always liked this contest.

When Finnish band came to the stage, we were all quite shocked... what the hell?? Monsters, like from the science fiction movie, appeard on the stage with loud heavy rock music, "Hard Rock Hallelujah". The song was not that bad at all, I would say it's a good song - if it wasn't presented in a pop song contest! And their show? Oh my, this is really going to turn this contests upside down! Next year there will be at least 20 Extra-Terrestials, Martians, zombies, vampires and other creatures on the stage. Because that's happening all the time - after a certain kind of song wins, next year all the others go into that direction.

When the votes started to show on the screen, we were even more surprised because Finlad was getting so many points! I couldn't believe my eyes... votes of the people from all 38 countries showed that people are ready to rock. I was disappointed and surprised, I admit - but congratulations to Lordi and Finland anyway!

Hard Rock Hallelujah
original English lyrics

music & lyrics: Mr Lordi
arrangement: Lordi
performer: Lordi

Hard Rock Hallelujah!
Hard Rock Hallelujah!

The saints are crippled
On this sinners’ night
Lost are the lambs with no guiding light

The walls come down like thunder
The rocks about to roll
It’s the Arockalypse
Now bare your soul

All we need is lightning
With power and might
Striking down the prophets of false
As the moon is rising
Give us the sign
Now let us rise up in awe

Rock ’n roll angels bring thyn hard rock hallelujah
Demons and angels all in one have arrived
Rock ’n roll angels bring thyn hard rock hallelujah
In God’s creation supernatural high

The true believers
Thou shall be saved
Brothers and sisters keep strong in the faith
On the day of Rockoning
It’s who dares, wins
You will see the jokers soon’ll be the new kings

All we need is lightning
With power and might
Striking down the prophets of false
As the moon is rising
Give us the sign
Now let us rise up in awe

Rock ’n roll angels bring thyn hard rock hallelujah
Demons and angels all in one have arrived
Rock ’n roll angels bring thyn hard rock hallelujah
In God’s creation supernatural high

Wings on my back
I got horns on my head
My fangs are sharp
And my eyes are red
Not quite an angel
Or the one that fell
Now choose to join us or go straight to Hell

Hard Rock Hallelujah!
Hard Rock Hallelujah!
Hard Rock Hallelujah!
Hard Rock Hallelujah!

Rock ’n roll angels bring thyn hard rock hallelujah
Demons and angels all in one have arrived
Rock ’n roll angels bring thyn hard rock hallelujah
In God’s creation supernatural high

Hard Rock Hallelujah!


And here's the list of all Eurovision Song Contest winners:

Year Song Artist Country
2006 Lordi Hard Rock Hallelujah Finland
2005 My number one Helena Paparizou Greece
2004 Dikiye Tantsy (Wild Dances) Ruslana Lyzhichko Ukraine
2003 Everyway That I Can Sertab Erener Turkey
2002 I Wonna Marija Naumova Latvia
2001 Everybody Tanel Padar & Dave Benton Estonia
2000 Fly On The Wings of Love Olsen Brothers Denmark
1999 Take Me To Your Heaven Charlotte Nilsson Sweden
1998 Diva Dana International Israel
1997 Love shine a light Katrina & the Waves United Kingdom
1996 The Voice Eimear Quinn Ireland
1995 Nocturne Secret Garden Norway
1994 Rock 'N Roll Kids Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan Ireland
1993 In Your Eyes Niamh Kavanagh Ireland
1992 Why Me? Linda Martin Ireland
1991 Fångad Av En Stormvind Carola Sweden
1990 Insieme:1992 Toto Cutugno Italy
1989 Rock Me Riva Yugoslavia
1988 Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi Celine Dion Switzerland
1987 Hold Me Now Johnny Logan Ireland
1986 J'Aime La Vie Sandra Kim Belgium
1985 La Det Swinge Bobbysocks Norway
1984 Diggi Loo-Diggi Ley Herreys Sweden
1983 Si La Vie Est Cadeau Corinne Hermes Luxembourg
1982 Ein Bisschen Frieden Nicole Germany
1981 Making Your Mind Up Bucks Fizz United Kingdom
1980 What's Another Year Johnny Logan Ireland
1979 Hallelujah Milk & Honey Israel
1978 A Ba Ni Bi Yizhar Cohen & Alphabeta Israel
1977 L'Oiseau Et L'Enfant Marie Myriam France
1976 Save Your Kisses For Me Brotherhood of Man United Kingdom
1975 Ding Dinge Dong Teach-in Netherlands
1974 Waterloo ABBA Sweden
1973 Tu Te Reconnaitras Anne-Marie David Luxembourg
1972 Apres Toi Vicky Leandros Luxembourg
1971 Un Banc, Un Arbre, Une Rue Severine Monaco
1970 All Kinds Of Everything Dana Ireland
1969= Vivo Cantando Salome Spain
1969= Boom Bang-A-Bang Lulu United Kingdom
1969= De Troubadour Lennie Kuhr Netherlands
1969= Un Jour, Un Enfant Frida Boccara France
1968 La La La Massiel Spain
1967 Puppet On A String Sandie Shaw United Kingdom
1966 Merci Cherie Udo Jurgens Austria
1965 Poupee De Cire, Poupee De Son France Gall Luxembourg
1964 No Ho L'Eta Gigliola Cinquetti Italy
1963 Dansevise Grethe & Jorgen Ingmann Denmark
1962 Un Premier Amour Isabelle Aubret France
1961 Nous Les Amoureux Jean-Claude Pascal Luxembourg
1960 Tom Pillibi Jacqueline Boyer France
1959 Een Beetje Teddy Scholten Netherlands
1958 Dors Mon Amour Andre Claveau France
1957 Net Als Toen Corry Brokken Netherlands
1956 Refrain Lys Assia Switzerland


2 comments:

Kenny said...

Praise the Lord and pass the chainsaw!

Anonymous said...

Grozni so bli!! Grozni! Obupni! Porazno!

Se čist strinjam s tabo da ne bi smel takih sploh sprejemat na eurovizijo.