The last and final LORDI: Everything Euro
Well, actually there was. At least in some of the last 6 Grand Prix. Ok, I confess now: I did watch Eurovision during at least some of the last years since 2000. And, I confess secondly - I mostly had a favourite. Well, not in 2005, that year way a major downer and the trend was between a major backlash towards the so-called good old times and the division of Europe into the disco-pop and naked ladies-loving countries and those old-school schlager affictionados. Unfortunately neither Wigwam nor Vanilla Ninja were an exception. Only things I could stand that year: Zdob si Zdub.
Ok, ok - if you're German you couldn't even watch the Eurovision without getting deaf dumb and blind before Stefan Raab took over in 2000. Well, after that it was the turn of the lame again, but it was a start... that there's other music than soft'n'sleazy pop ballads and boring pseudo-entertainment called Schlager. Yes, and there's Anoraks in Germany as well, starting with the commentator of the national television, Peter Urban (Commentary in German about him). These Anoraks didn't even get the humour of Silvia Night or LT United. I think all those Anoraks are fossiles and will not be there for long - the next Eurovisions will be about different musical genres, and the traditional Schlager will be the least of it - like Lordi already commented on their press conference. By the way, I posted my personal best of the last 10 years in Eurovision on iTunes.
After I already pdf-ed the German tabloids in the past postings, here's the best of the German press: The TAZ was pretty close to it in their prelimenary report:
"The conservatives are furious, that those Gothics show the world in Athens, what Finland is, too: A strange place on earth."
And were the most precise in the analysis afterwards. DER SPIEGEL is amused that Lordi still could shock - "when Alice Cooper dreams of Orks and Ozzy Osbourne of Klingons" same to another coverage in the same magazine.