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That Eurovision Feeling...

With Lordi's brand of Heavy Metal Fantasy surprising everyone (apart from the true believers who knew they'd win) winning the Eurovision Song Contest last year (and also winning me £100 as the bookmakers didn't have a clue on this one and had them at a very nice 10-1 :p) the signs were there that a more diverse range of artists would start appearing to challenge the normal Eurovision faire.

Well, with the news that Morrisey has dropped out of the UK running (damn shame) we'll probably end up with some dire pap representing us again. But what about other countries...?

Well, Switzerland have decided to try and go down the 'alternative' route and dabbled with goth.

Well, I guess what the pop producers feel is goth in anycase.

DJ Bobo and 'Vampires Are Alive' is there entry and it is truly, truly terrible. No really, it is cringeworthy. Luckily they have to go through the semi-finals phase (because the Swiss don't do too well usually) so we may be spared this travesty in the Finals on May 12th.

It has had over 88,000 YouTube views which is scarey!

Thanks (I think?) to raggedy_man for bringing this to my attention.

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miramanga
Feb. 25th, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
Betty Curse for the UK! ;)
envertigo
Feb. 25th, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
I... um.

huh.
amanofhats
Feb. 25th, 2007 09:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, you know that song is awesome. ADMIT IT OH MAN IT IS SO AWESOME.
karohemd
Feb. 25th, 2007 08:59 pm (UTC)
The scariest thing is that this is easily the best (in context) track DJ Bobo has produced in the last 15 years.
jonny_eol
Feb. 25th, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC)
A pop song with a gothy video. It sounds very Eurovision, for sure.

The Swiss have offered a few decent goth bands (Lacrimosa probably the biggest, much maligned as they are), but also gave the world The Young Gods many moons ago. This is disposable in comparison.
angusabranson
Feb. 25th, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC)
I wasn't meaning no good music had come out of Switzerland (Yello can be added to the list with The Young Gods! :p). Actually, doing a search for bands from Switzerland, they are a bit light on talent aren't they! :p

I was actually meaning that the Swiss aren't famed in Eurovision.

God help us if this tracks wins!
amanofhats
Feb. 25th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahaa...ah. Man, that's such an awesome thing.
angusabranson
Feb. 25th, 2007 10:01 pm (UTC)
You're a sick, sick man. You know that though don't you...?
hirudo
Feb. 25th, 2007 11:14 pm (UTC)
Hahahahaha! S Club does cheesy goth cliche!
twicedead
Feb. 25th, 2007 11:25 pm (UTC)
Vampires are alive!
But they just have to survive
They'll never be undone
And they'll be forever young!

I'm surprised none of them have tigger backpacks.
hirudo
Feb. 25th, 2007 11:53 pm (UTC)
I sleep through the daylight,hence my grave

With lyrics like that, you just know it's a quality song. With such a jaunty chorus methinks they've missed the point of goth ;p
replicantlizard
Feb. 25th, 2007 11:30 pm (UTC)
truly awful - I didn't even watch it to the end...
kingnat
Feb. 26th, 2007 12:10 am (UTC)
I couldn't get half way through the video before closing the window. It's just too awful to contemplate.
corpsie
Feb. 26th, 2007 12:10 am (UTC)
I don't wish to be the one to rain on their parade, but aren't vampires... strictly speaking.. erm.. Undead.

That would require quite a re-write.

Vampires are undead,
This song sticks in your head.
I like butter with my bread.
silver_blue
Feb. 26th, 2007 01:05 pm (UTC)
DJ Bobo and 'Vampires Are Alive' is there entry and it is truly, truly terrible. No really, it is cringeworthy. Luckily they have to go through the semi-finals phase (because the Swiss don't do too well usually) so we may be spared this travesty in the Finals on May 12th.

But the songs in the Finals are supposed to be a travesty! So I hope that this flies through the semi-finals and makes a good showing on finals night. :)
nesf
Feb. 26th, 2007 02:10 pm (UTC)
If it's any consolation, Ireland's entry this year is truly crap. I mean, truly: http://www.dervish.ie/

It truly melted the archipelagic icicles of my soul.

Lyrics: http://www.lap.ttu.ee/~muhw/lyrics.php?action=show&id=183437
Performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TlGREikBRA

Hard core distilled Irish lament, di de dle da of course.
tonybro001
Feb. 28th, 2007 09:38 am (UTC)
Sucks like a Wurther's Original
Goth??????? sorry this is camp euro dance, the swiss have sat on their laurels since inventing the cuckoo clock and the penknife.
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