Hosted & posted by Andy Bell & Hikaru Freeman
At the risk of stating the bleeding obvious, it’s a BIG weekend.
This edition of The Full Catastrophe is our annual celebration of the great & the good & the truly awful of Eurovision.
The JoyEurovision.com team of Hikaru Freeman and yours truly got together and what fun was had.
As ever, there was something new to learn: this year the ins and outs of the various national selections and their many hidden gems.
As TFC resumes its two hour length, can I just say that if I start telling you about the great time I have had with Hikaru as we worked towards this weekend I would be here for quite a while.
If you are intrigued the good folk at Google Translate will do the business.
Was it doable ? Was it worthwhile ? Was it fun ?
Yes x 3.
And don’t forget “Joy Eurovision 2012” on Joy 94.9/joy.org.au from 1900 AEST on Sunday – the broadcast will be in synch with the delayed SBS telecast.
Te Deum – Eurogrooves
Running Scared – Ell & Nikki (Azerbaijan – 1st 2011)
One million plus You Tube viewers can’t be wrong. Can they ?
Die Welt Dreht Sich Verkerht – Stella Jones (Austria – 13th 1995)
Diggi-loo Diggi-ley – Herreys (Sweden – 1st 1984)
Deli – Mor ve Ötesi (Turkey – 7th 2008)
Vims – Wenche Myrhe (Norway MGP 1966)
Vims – Anita Thallaug (Norway MGP 1966)
It came stone cold motherless last in the Melodi Grand Prix in 1966, but I love it. Both versions. Is that odd ? No, it’s Odd Børre in the Anita Thallaug version. Honest.
Se In Se – Karmen Stavec
Exxtra – Alya
Until You Saved My Life – Sister Sway
Apenas O Meu Povo – Simone de Oliveira
Cidade Aldeia – Duarte Mendes
Super Extra Wondershop – Nina (Finland – National selection 1973)
The annual release of the WORST song ever written for Eurovision. Fear not it won’t be back on air until May 2013!!
Tipi-Tii – Marion Rung (Finland – 7th 1962)
Eurovision Song – Marty Feldman
Moja Generacija/Generacija ’42 – Korni Grupa (Yugoslavia – 12th 1974)
Samsson – Emly Starr (Belgium – 13th 1981)
Apricot Stone – Eva Rivas (Armenia – 2010)
Nygammal Vals – Lill Lindfors & Svante Thuresson (Sweden – 2nd 1966)
Als Het Om De Fiefde Gaat – Sandra & Andres (Netherland – 4th 1972)
A fun song with 70s style.
After Now – Paulo de Carvalho
The recently discovered English version of a Portuguese song that signaled the start of a revolution !