Happy Easter!!!! and as usual the Ukrainians own it. (courtesy of Anthony Easton)

The Eurovision entry from the Ukraine was Verka Serdyuchka, precipitating street protests by angry Ukrainian nationalists and pro-Russians. From Macleans:
[pro-Russians] took to the streets on Sunday to protest against the choice of Serdyuchka, [...] saying she will embarrass Ukraine on the world stage and demanding that the country withdraw from the Eurovision contest.

For Russians, the anger over Serdyuchka arises from her song, Dancing, and its apparent exhortation in the refrain for audiences to sing "Russia goodbye" (that she also performs, in part, in a German accent is seen as an attempt to tar Russians as fascists). Serdyuchka has dismissed the controversy, saying that listeners have misheard the offensive phrase, which actually means "churned butter" in Mongolian.

Sally & I made Easter eggs for you.



- L.M. 4-08-2007 9:04 am

Woa, i'm having a Klaus Noami flashback. (uh, whatever that means)
- mnobody (guest) 4-09-2007 5:47 am

me too
- bill 4-09-2007 6:32 am

Klaus meets the Schmenges.
- tom moody 4-09-2007 6:39 am

Before I die, I want to be in the audience for the Eurovision Song Contest.
- L.M. 4-09-2007 8:17 am

...meets viva variety
- bill 4-09-2007 1:09 pm

yet more incentive for Canadians to petition to join the EU.
- sally mckay 4-09-2007 5:44 pm

my lovely horse

My Lovely Horse (Father Ted)
- sally mckay 4-09-2007 5:47 pm

I've never seen "my lovely horse", that's hilarious. (best graphic effect on a horse in a music video ever)

The thing to know about the Eurovision Song Contest is that it makes Celine Dion, Cirque du Soleil and American Idol look minimalist, tasteful and rigorous. The televised event had 600 million viewers, and the rules are more complex than the UN charter.

- L.M. 4-09-2007 8:44 pm

I was in a band once called 'my lovely horse'. I convinced my unsuspecting band partner that it was a really cool name. he thought it had something to do with heroin. Little did he know i was thinking of my favorite Father Ted episode in which the atonal Ted and Dougal enter eurovision. We did a cover of the song 'my lovely horse' which was insufferable. Iam still apologizing, years later, to friends who were in the audience.
Father Ted still rocks!
- mnobody (guest) 4-10-2007 3:10 am

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